GeoIP database issues and the real world consequences

Larry Sheldon larrysheldon at
Tue Apr 12 22:41:39 UTC 2016

On 4/12/2016 08:31, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> 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.

sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Juvenal)

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