[OSGeo-Discuss] Mapping Networks to Locations
dpatton at confluence.org
Fri Aug 18 13:50:24 PDT 2006
Philip Mark Donaghy wrote:
> 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.
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Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project
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