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PHP Ajax Cookbook by R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah, Roshan Bhattarai, Milan Sedliak

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Finding a city/country using IP address

In this section, we will convert an IP address into city and country name. We will use the API from http://www.ipinfodb.com/ to get the name of the city and country from the IP Address.

Getting ready

IpInfodb.com is one of the popular web services for providing IP to country and city information using its RESTful API.

To use this, first you need to get the access key by registering on the website. Once you've got the API key then you can make the call. Now, let's understand how to make the API call to the website. The API can be called using the following Restful API call:

http://api.ipinfodb.com/v3/ip-city/?format=xml&key=<yourkey>&ip=<your ip>

where the format value can be XML or JSON.

Now, after looking ...

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