Sunday, July 14, 2013

How to get geographical location from IP address?

There are a lot of free services available that would enable you to roughly get the geographical address of your ISP provider from your IP address. To get the exact street address, it would be required to contact the ISP provider and get further details.

There is a popular IP address mapping software used by enterprises called Quova, that has been renamed to Neustar IP Intelligence now. More information can be found at this link.

IP geo-location software can be used to detect fraud and target advertising. Almost all online e-commerce stores use such services or products.