Geolocation and Mapping

IP Geolocation Web Service

Ethan Anderson Founder & CEO at MyTime

May 26th, 2013

To figure out the lat long of an IP, we've been using a free IP Geolocation Web Service called It seems like we've hit their limit, so we're looking for another free or very low cost service to replace it. 

Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Jose daVeiga Technical Due Diligence & Operational (SaaS Services) Expert

May 27th, 2013

why dont you just set your own instance up? "If the usage limit is a problem, please consider running your own instance of this system. It's open source and freely available at GitHub." Jose

Brian McConnell

May 26th, 2013

Google App Engine provides built in geolocation but in my experience accuracy is hit or miss. Max mind offers a pay service that is quite good.

Hans Gill

May 26th, 2013

We use Hans Gill @hansgill Founder - Customer service : 415-340-2506 Like us on Facebook : Follow us on Twitter -

Nikhil Bhardwaj Entrepreneur | Tech Advisor | Web Architect

May 26th, 2013 is open source and is available at it is a simple database of IPs and their location. If you are hitting the limit of 10,000 hits/ hr. Rolling your own version on your servers should not be a big deal and actually will help you fine tune your app's performance.

my 2c.


Sam Diener Sales Engineering Leader

May 26th, 2013

Google has an api

Sergiy Kuzmenko

May 26th, 2013

I'm a long term happy user of Max Mind's GeoLite lite: It's perfect if all you need is city level geo identification. Their paid services (downloadable batch file or web services) are also very affordable.

Peter Sankauskas Founder & CEO at CloudNative

May 26th, 2013

Maxmind is the one most used

Ryan Nobrega Product, Technology, Operations

May 26th, 2013

Have had good results from this source in the past: - Sent from Mailbox for iPhone

Justin Chen Entrepreneur, Co-Founder at PickFu

May 27th, 2013

It's well worth it to pay 1-time for the full maxmind geoip database.  You don't need to subscribe to monthly updates.  Just buy an update whenever you feel like you need it. 

Ron Feldman VP Product Management at GameChanger Media, Inc.

May 27th, 2013

you can try, but not sure how pricey.