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Re: Localized Web Advertising & IP tracking (was Re: bilingual websites)

From: Barry Caplan <bcaplan@i18n.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 10:49:02 -0700
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20011030104455.01aee1e0@i18n.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
That site guessed a location 6 hours rive (~400 miles) away. It did get the 
state right, but California is the 3rd largest state. It is more akin to 
guessing Boston were I in Washington DC.

I think a more accurate approach is to have many servers/routers in known 
key locations and "triangulate" based on traceroutes that go through them 
to specific IP addresses. I haven't thought it out completely but I have 
been wondering about how to do this lately.

Barry
At 10:35 AM 10/30/2001 -0800, David Gallardo wrote:
>IP addresses are assigned in a pretty consistent
>manner with respect to geography. See:
>http://www.networldmap.com
>
>@D
>
>
>--- Barry Caplan <bcaplan@i18n.com> wrote:
> > At 06:24 PM 10/30/2001 +0100, Thierry Sourbier
> > wrote:
> > Therry -
> >
> > I believe Quova has a location determination system
> > also - www.quova.com.
> >
> >   I'll be interested if anyone
> > >as further info on the subject!
> > >
> > >PPS: I'm not linked or getting paid by Akamai, if
> > you know of other
> > >companies
> > >offering the same thing let me/us know as well :).
> >
> >
> > Barry
> >
>
>
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