[GeoCountryConnector (IP Address to Country Lookup)] [GeoCountry (IP Address to Country Lookup)] Discussion

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Published on 2011-02-09 by . .
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Published on 2011-02-09 by . .
Can you make this more specific, i.e. State for the United States?
Hi Rebecca -

I had the same need today, and found a resource at http://freegeoip.net/static/index.html  and I wrote a very quick extension to interface with it.    Very little error handling or testing, but it may be of some help.  

It contains the following data about IP addresses and time zones:
  • Country (code and name)
  • Region (code and name)
  • City Name
  • Zip Code
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Timezone name, DST flag, and GMT offset
Requires outbound IP connection to their server.

Another source that looks like a good library of functions to create for an extension is at http://ipinfodb.com/index.php

Provided "as-is" with source....
Thanks!  It looks like just what I need.
Hi Rebecca

GeoCountryConnector now obtains specific geographical country information from a web based IP Address, including country name, region, city, zipcode, latitude, longitude and timezone information.