Fixing Google geolocation screwups

Pedro Cavaca pmsac.nanog at
Tue Apr 7 22:41:04 UTC 2015

On 7 April 2015 at 23:26, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> A friend of mine lives in Alabama and has business service from at&t.
> But Google thinks he's in France.  We've checked for various
> possibilities of VPNs and proxies and such, and it's pretty clear that
> the Goog's geolocation for addresses around is screwed
> up.  Bing and other services correctly find him in Alabama.
> Poking around I see lots of advice about how to use Google's
> geolocation data, but nothing on how to update it.  Anyone
> know the secret?  TIA
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
> Dummies",
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