[Phpwm] locating user's geographical location by IP

Elliot Smith elliot at townx.org
Thu May 25 22:19:58 BST 2006

Phil Beynon wrote:

>>Hi guys,
>>I was wondering if there was a way of finding out where a user is
>>my website from from, as in geographical location.
>>When I log ionto my Linux Web server, the shell starts with the
>>string "Last
>>login : from [IP]....[some kind of address]". - that's the kind
>>of data i'm
>>looking for
>>All I have managed to find are 3rd party apps that map ip to a
>>location. I want to do it in PHP
>>There must be a way of doing it in PHP.....
>>Thanks in advance,
>Hi Sukh,
>If you have a stats program such as webalizer running on your server this
>can give geographic reports.
>If you need it page-embedded then the services (not free) that
>http://www.geobytes.com/default.htm offer are worth taking a look at. Bits
>of the data given from that can be captured in hidden form fields and sent
>across to the server as required.
>Another site http://www.ip2location.com/ is also worth looking at for this
>sort of thing.
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Google Analytics does geographical analysis 
(http://www.google.com/analytics/), and is free (though you need an 
invitation). If you want website stats it's a good choice. If you want 
something to integrate into some kind of custom app. it might not be 


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