GeoIP database issues and the real world consequences

Leo Bicknell bicknell at
Tue Apr 12 13:31:47 UTC 2016

In a message written on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 03:10:44PM -0400, Sean Donelan wrote:
> If GeoIP insists on giving a specific lon/lat, instead of an uncertaintity 
> how about using locations such as the followign as the "default I don't 
> know where it is"
> United States: 38.8899 N, 77.0091 W (U.S. Capital Building)
> Missouri: 38.5792 N, 92.1729 W (Missouri State Capital Building)
> After the legislators get tired of the police raiding the capital 
> buildings, they will probably do something to fix it.

Massachusetts: 42.376702 N, 71.239076 W (MaxMind Corporate HQ)

Maybe after seeing what it's like to be on the receiving end of their
own inaccuracy they will be a bit more motivated to fix it.

Leo Bicknell - bicknell at
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