Fri May 9 18:46:02 2003
There are a number of services that do geolocation based on IP address.
These are all commercial, as far as I know.
On Fri, 9 May 2003, Chris Hedemark wrote:
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> On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 10:25 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I am open to ideas about how to do this.
> This is not a small task. And it only works for the USA users.
> Geolocate users based on their ZIP code, and use the US Census "TIGER"
> database to group them with the nearest city.
> I don't know how to apply this on an international scale unless people
> are willing/able to provide meaningful GPS coordinates.
> Having this capability buys you something else, though; a user can say
> what ZIP code they're in and how far they are willing to drive for a
> keysigning. This will lead to a lot of overlapping bubbles that people
> are willing to meet within. At a "dumb" level you can merely send
> someone a list of who they can reasonably expect to meet based on
> mutually convenient travel range. At a more intelligent level, key
> analysis could be performed to sort out who is close that has already
> signed your key vs. who has yet to sign it.
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