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    Know of a free IP to region db?

    Hi,
    I am looking for a free resource for IP address to region/city mapping.
    I found this one,
    http://www.maxmind.com/app/csv
    which is good, but only maps the ip to the countries. I am looking for something that is more specific and could map them to the region and city.
    Has anyone found something like this? It needs to be free to use.

    Thanks
    Mike M

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    i don't think you're going to find anything like that. subnet blocks are potentially large regions. for example, brighthouse in the tampabay region has a subnet that includes downtown tampa, the unincorporated tampa surrounding it (pretty much all of hillsborough county), brandon, lardo, parts of clearwater and st. petersburgh.

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    i think you may find that thousands of aol users come from langley, virginia

    so using this informatoin for meaningful analysis is probably not worth your time

    and as for displaying "hello, visitor from [insert region]" on your site, in my humble opinion, telling someone where they are from if they're not actually from there is worse than not telling them where they're from at all
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    Hi thanks for the info.
    It is intended to display the region of users who I will be tracking through the sites. I know that the best I can hope for is never going to be 100% accurate, but that is what is wanted so that is what I am providing.
    In case anyone is looking, I found this site
    http://www.hostip.info/

    An open community providing free data and which is updated regularly.

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    This is a great one. Probably a little advanced but you can just download their ip2ext file and go from there
    http://bbclone.de/

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    thanks I will take a look.


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