Geographic Location ResolutionPosted: November 10, 2005
I’ve been thinking about using Google Maps for a couple of projects that I’ve had kicking around in the back of my mind. One of the things that I want to do will require the ability to resolve an IP address to its approximate latitude/longitude. So, I fired up Google and found GeoBytes, which is powered by the same company’s GeoSelect. This tool has the ability to provide quite a bit of useful geographic information about an IP address, including the latitude/longitude, country, state, city, and even the local currency. It also gives the level of certainty with which it is providing that information.
Perhaps the best part about the whole thing is the demo, complete with cheesy superhero and impossibly-proportioned cartoon females randomly bursting out of your browser – whose location we are able to determine using this service, natch…in addition to the city names written across the front of their ample bosoms. To sum up: a useful and simple-to-use tool that’s only $49 (for a developer’s license)…with a hilarious demo video. I might just have to sign up!