[OSGeo-Discuss] Mapping Networks to Locations

Dave Patton dpatton at confluence.org
Fri Aug 18 13:50:24 PDT 2006

Philip Mark Donaghy wrote:
> HI,
> I'm working on mapping networks to geographic locations. To what
> extent has this been done? My experience is that web server statistics
> have this kind of knowledge built in.
> I need it for configuring portal content negociation. That is if a
> person access the portal they should be presented with local content
> based on their IP address which is mapped to a location.

That isn't necessarily easy to do (or even a wise strategy ;-)

You can get a free copy of the "GeoLite" databases from MaxMind:
but they do have some accuracy limitations.

Dave Patton

Co-Lead Developer, Punt

Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project

Personal website - Maps, GPS, etc.

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