[OSM-talk] geolocating slippy map from IP

Knut Arne Bjørndal bob at cakebox.net
Fri Mar 16 22:11:55 GMT 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 07:29:15PM +0100, Jonas Svensson wrote:
> Would it be possible to let the slippy map start at the position 
> defined by the users IP#? Something like 
> <http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/city.ch>. I know you rarely get very 
> close location but maybe it could be good enough? I mean I would 
> rather see the map start in northern europe than in USA and others 
> would prefer the other way.

I'd say guessing roughly the right country is good enough, and I
believe those tools generally get that right, but then the next
question is: How do we know where each country is? Is this data in OSM
If not, can it be imported from somewhere? VMAP0 for example?

Knut Arne Bjørndal
aka Bob Kåre
bob at cakebox.net
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