GeoMapLookup: Find That IP or Domain on a Map

I’ve finally created my own geolocation application I wanted to have for a long time. It is a web application to show the geographical location of your current IP address on a map. An elegant solution is possible using Google Maps and MaxMind’s free GeoLite City database.

GeoMapLookup

You can either visit GeoMapLookup to do a lookup for your current IP address or enter a different IP or domain name on that page. Using the following URL you can also pass the host via IP or domain name directly to the page: http://geomaplookup.net/?ip=<IP-TO-USE>
Please contact me before using this URL in your applications or on your website. My WordPress plugin Commenter Spy now uses this URL for lookups.

Features

  • different methods for doing a lookup
  • large map (720 by 540 pixels)
  • clean layout
  • Google Maps popup showing city, country, latitude, longitude, hostname and IP address
  • great Web 2.0-ish logo ;-)

Try GeoMapLookup now!

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5 Responses to “GeoMapLookup: Find That IP or Domain on a Map”

  1. Lucian says:

    Other goof tool to show the map with the exact location for IP addresses is http://www.ipgp.net

  2. (post author) Daniel says:

    Well, your tool showed no city for your IP address at all. Mine showed the city your tool reported in your ISP’s name. Also your tool couldn’t tell me a city for my IP. Might consider changing the database?

  3. Lee says:

    Cool, thanks! 2 comments:-

    1. It will be good if you can have a REST web service that returns the lat/long of a location based on IP address. Such a service will be very useful for web mashups like this Singapore property site (http://www.streetsine.com).

    2. I tested an ip address from Singapore. Apparently, the MaxMind database is not accurate enough to pinpoint specific locations within Singapore city. Perhaps theres a more complete database. As far as I’ve tested, sites like plazes.com can give quite accurate geolocation, even for Singapore city. Would be great if the geolocation database you’ve is comparable in terms of accuracy. Then you might even be able to charge for the Geolocation web service. :)

  4. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    1) There is no need for providing a web service because the database is available at http://www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecity

    2) IP addresses are often assigned dynamically. The IP may stay in one city/country but the provider can assign it to different people. Thus the inaccuracy. Also the database is a bit less accurate because it is free.

  5. taylor says:

    Thanks for the tool in showing the geographical location of IP address. Overall, it is cool


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