GeoIP2 for retrieving city and region ?

Νικόλας nikos at
Sat Jul 13 08:07:26 CEST 2013

Στις 13/7/2013 8:53 πμ, ο/η Chris Angelico έγραψε:
> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM, ������� <nikos at> wrote:
>> ���� 13/7/2013 2:04 ��, �/� Dennis Lee Bieber ������:
>>> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 02:47:38 +1000, Chris Angelico <rosuav at>
>>> declaimed the following:
>>>> Oh, and just for laughs, I tried a few of my recent mobile IP
>>>> addresses in the GeoIP lookup. All of them quoted Melbourne someplace,
>>>> some in the CBD and some out in the suburbs, but all vastly wrong, and
>>>> places I haven't been. But I'd never expect it to be accurate on
>>>> those.
>>>          Well... the MaxMind demo of "my IP" did get the proper
>>> metropolitan
>>> area... But they list the ISP as "AT&T"... My real ISP is Earthlink
>>> (piggybacking on AT&T DSL service).
>>>          The Lat/Long, however shows as
>>> 42.9634 -85.6681
>>> whereas a recent GPS readout shows
>>> 42.9159 -85.5541
>>> or 2m50s too far north, and 6m50s too far west.
>>>          Same website, accessed from my Blackberry phone, gave a result of
>>> "United States, NA" and location 38 -97
>> I have read all your answer very carefully but i still need some way of
>> getting it done.
>> All my Greek website visitors say they are from Europe/Athens which is the
>> ISP's location and not user's homeland.
>> Well it worked for me but as many other told me it wasn't accurate for them
>> too.
>> Please try this:
>> and tell me if maxmind's database can pippont you city's location.
> Nikos, you keep asking for a way to do the impossible. We keep telling
> you that it is impossible. No alternative technique will do what
> cannot be done!
> I just tried that on my two IPs and it was quite wrong on both of them
> - further wrong than some of the others have been.
> Stop expecting magic.
> ChrisA

But it works for me, How can it be impossible and worked for me at the 
same time?

Also i tried some other website that asked me to allow it to run a 
javascript on my browser and it pinpointed even my street!

If it wasnt possbile then MaxMind would be seeling its GeoIP2 app for 
1380$ per year.

What is now proved was at first only imagined!

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