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Geolocation Database Providers

How does geolocation work?

There are a variety of geolocation database providers for determining a user’s location.

Geolocation Fields Comparison
Geolocation Accuracy Comparison


IP2LocationTM is a geo IP solution to help you to identify visitor’s geographical location, i.e. country, region, city, latitude, longitude, ZIP code, time zone, connection speed, ISP and domain name, IDD country code, area code, weather station code and name, and mobile carrier information using a proprietary IP address lookup database and technology without invading the Internet user’s privacy. The database is also being used by Fortune 500 companies. Download your free copy of the demo database today.

Website: ip2location.comIP2Location data correction

Neustar IP Intelligence

(Formerly known as Quova)

What can our IP geolocation data do for you? By knowing the geographical location of your website visitors, you can:

  • ELEVATE your marketing with localized content and ads
  • PROTECT customers and your brand by fighting online fraud
  • ENSURE you stay compliant with your industry’s regulations

Quality is the key. To achieve it, we never rest. Literally – our people and systems collect and analyze data 24/7. By constantly remapping the Internet, we provide the most accurate, up-to-date IP data available. Learn your visitor’s longitude and latitude, Internet connection speed, ISP, company name, and much more.

With data collectors across the globe feeding our IP database, our information is processed through both automation and human intelligence. In fact, we have more IP geolocation analysts than all other providers combined. Our secret weapon, they ensure your IP data is spot-on.

To accelerate your business, gain the power and precision of Neustar IP Intelligence today.

Website: security.neustarNeustar data correction

GeoIP by MaxMind

GeoIP® is the proprietary technology that drives MaxMind’s IP geolocation data and services. GeoIP provides businesses with a non-invasive way to determine geographical and other information about their Internet visitors in real-time. When a person visits your website, GeoIP can determine which country, region, city, postal code, and area code the visitor is coming from. Furthermore, GeoIP can provide information such as longitude/latitude, connection speed, ISP, company name, domain name, and whether the IP address is an anonymous proxy or satellite provider.

The idea behind GeoIP is simple but the process is complex. We employ user-entered location data from sites that ask web visitors to provide their geographic location. We then run millions of these datasets through a series of algorithms that identify, extract, and extrapolate location points for IP addresses.

To name a few applications, GeoIP can be used for delivering customized content, targeted ads, weblog statistics, digital rights management, and regulatory compliance. In fact, you may already be using GeoIP without realizing it. MaxMind’s GeoIP technology has been integrated by many of our partners for ad-serving, fraud screening, web analytics, firewall/spam protection, and anti-phishing/anti-identity theft applications.

Website: – Maxmind data correction


The next evolution of IP Geolocation is finally here. Based on highly innovative, patent-pending network discovery technology, the team at BigDataCloud has perfected a range of API services providing superior IP Geolocation data, accuracy, and speed.

In a world-first, BigDataCloud offers factual, daily-updated IP Geolocation results with increased accuracy and quality delivered via a scalable, globally distributed network of APIs of unprecedented speed, with a typical response time of less than 2ms.

API results returned from BigDataCloud offer quality, expanded data, such as operational area, location point estimation, locality, demographic, currency details, and much more.

Website: bigdatacloud.netBigDataCloud data correction


Since the year 2006 IPligence provides geolocation solutions for the internet enabling high precision localization of visitors, immediately after entering on to a domain, without the need to store and analyze cookies or fill out tedious registration forms.

Possible applications for geolocation by IP address exist for financial applications, online stores, user communities, forums, distributed computing environments, content distribution and media, security and risk control, urban mapping and network robustness, etc… We encourage you to find out what applications and Web sites currently employ geolocation or could be enhanced by adding support.

Website: – IPligence data correction


IP Geolocation Database by WhoisXML API is a downloadable database that contains the geolocation data of +99.5% of active IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. We have legal agreements with major ISPs and registries, enabling them to provide one of the most complete and accurate IP geolocation databases. They also update the data feed on a daily basis.  You can obtain the postal code, city, region, state, country, and latitude and longitude of every IP address queried. They also provide the time zone, geonameID, and type of connection, among others.

Formats available include comma-separated values (CSV) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), making their geolocation database compatible with most systems.  Their IP geolocation data is also available through an application programming interface (API) that allows you to look up the geolocation records of an IP address. Alternatively, the bulk IP geolocation API version enables you to perform a single lookup on thousands of IP addresses.  The database is also downloadable, it allows you to analyze IP geolocation data offline or feed the data into existing systems. 

Website: https://www.whoisxmlapi.comWhoisXML API data correction

IPinfo is a complete solution for IP address data. Offering APIs and downloadable data sets that include details for ASNs, companies, carriers, IP ranges, domains, abuse contacts, hosting, and more, IPinfo performs updates as frequently as daily. An API token can be obtained in seconds by creating a free account, and all paid APIs can be trialed with a single click.

Website: IPinfo.ioIPinfo data correction

Additional Providers

Available Database Fields

Neustar MaxMind IP2Location IPligence
Continent X X X X
Country X X X X
State/Region X X X X
City X X X X
Zip Code X X X
Latitude X X X X
Longitude X X X X
Organization X X
Organization Type X X
Net Speed X X X
Net Type X X
Domain X X X
Area Code X X X
Metro Code X X X
DMA Code X X
Weather Station X
Time Zone X X X X
Proxy X X X
Subscription Query Monthly Annual Annual

Geolocation Accuracy

Summary of user-reported accuracy of geolocation services over the past 90 days.

Distance W3C Neustar MaxMind IP2Location
0-2 km 49% 58% 33% 26%
2-10 km 8% 13% 10% 8%
10-25 km 4% 4% 7% 5%
25-50 km 3% 3% 5% 8%
50-100 km 3% 3% 5% 5%
100-250 km 3% 3% 7% 7%
250-500 km 3% 3% 6% 7%
500-1000 km 4% 3% 7% 8%
1000+ km 23% 10% 21% 25%

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