GeoIP2 for retrieving city and region ?

Roy Smith roy at
Sat Jul 13 18:59:20 CEST 2013

In article <krqqqt$eol$4 at>,
 ÉΪÉ«É»όλας <nikos at> wrote:

> 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.

At Songza, we purchase the MaxMind database for doing geolocation based 
on IP address.  This is how we enforce our content licenses which only 
allow us to stream music to the US and Canada.  We also use it to target 
specific features (or advertising) to specific cities or other 
geographic areas within the US and Canada.

That being said, we understand that it is only an approximate solution.  
It is useful, but not perfect.  If you go to the MaxMind web site, you 
will see they have a range of products, at different prices, which 
promise various levels of accuracy and error rates.  But none of them, 
for any amount of money, offers "resolution down to the street address 
and 0% error rate".

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