- Posted On 18 July 2014
- In Programming
Here I am sharing about some of those free Geo Location API’s with live sample. Make sure that you have included jQuery library reference as all below sample code is of jQuery.
It’s a free Geo Location API Supporting JSON with JS Callback, PHP and other languages like .Net, C++, Java with SSL etc.
Below is the sample code.
It’s a public REST API for searching geo location of IP addresses and host names. It has an internal database with geolocation information, which is queried via the API.
Just you need to send HTTP GET request with an IP as an optional parameter. It supports multiple formats such as csv, xml and json.
API usage is limited to 10,000 queries per hour. After reaching this limit, all requests will result in HTTP 403 (Forbidden) until the roll over.
If the usage limit is a problem, you can consider running your own instance of this system. It’s open source and freely available at GitHub.
Below is sample code.
Hostip.info is an open project i.e. a community-based project to find geolocation by IP address. Database is free to use but they have mentioned on their home page that though this database provides accurate location still if you want more accurate location tracking for commercial project then you can consider using “MaxMind”. The Hostip.info operations (hosting and bandwidth costs, etc) are sponsored by Net Industries, LLC.
Below is the sample code.
I have tested all above API toghether and found CodeHelper’s response is fast most of the times and below is the full code.
Let me know which is better in your opinion in comment section below. Thanks.
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