Sunday, 18 May 2014

How To Geolocate an IP Address with Python

Python 2.7.3

In order to geolocate an IP address with Python you will need a database to match an IP to a location. I am using the Maxmind database, which is available for free.
wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
Next, we install the Pure Python API for Maxmind's GeoIP databases (https://github.com/appliedsec/pygeoip)
sudo pip install pygeoip
Code
import pygeoip
rawdata = pygeoip.GeoIP('/home/user/GeoLiteCity.dat')
def ipquery(ip):
    data = rawdata.record_by_name(ip)
    country = data['country_name']
    city = data['city']
    longi = data['longitude']
    lat = data['latitude']
    print '[x] '+str(city)+',' +str(country)
    print '[x] Latitude: '+str(lat)+ ', Longitude: '+ str(longi)
Running the code
How To Geolocate an IP with Python

UPDATE - PYTHON 3 (Ubuntu 16.04)

sudo pip3 install pygeoip
Download Maxmind location-data
user@user:~$ cd Desktop
user@user:~/Desktop$ mkdir geolocate
user@user:~/Desktop$ cd geolocate
user@user:~/Desktop/geolocate$ wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
user@user:~/Desktop/geolocate$ gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz

Code (save as geo.py in folder geolocate)

import pygeoip
rawdata = pygeoip.GeoIP('/home/user/Desktop/geolocate/GeoLiteCity.dat')
def ipquery(ip):
    data = rawdata.record_by_name(ip)
    country = data['country_name']
    city = data['city']
    longi = data['longitude']
    lat = data['latitude']
    print ('[x] '+str(city)+',' +str(country))
    print ('[x] Latitude: '+str(lat)+ ', Longitude: '+ str(longi))

#optional

ip = input("What's your ip? ")
print (ipquery(ip))

Run the code

user@user:~/Desktop/geolocate$ python3 geo.py
What's your ip? 207.38.138.230
[x] New York,United States
[x] Latitude: 40.7449, Longitude: -73.9782

6 comments:

  1. Groovy! Except for OSX I had to say:

    cd /usr/local/
    sudo curl -O http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
    sudo gunzip /usr/local/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz

    sudo pip install pygeoip

    python2.7
    import pygeoip
    rawdata = pygeoip.GeoIP('/usr/local/GeoLiteCity.dat')

    def ipquery(ip):
    data = rawdata.record_by_name(ip)
    country = data['country_name']
    city = data['city']
    longi = data['longitude']
    lat = data['latitude']
    print '[x] '+str(city)+',' +str(country)
    print '[x] Latitude: '+str(lat)+ ', Longitude: '+ str(longi)

    ip='207.38.138.230'
    ipquery(ip)

    [x] New York,United States
    [x] Latitude: 40.7143, Longitude: -74.006

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  2. Replies
    1. Just tried the code and it is still working. What problems did you have?

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  3. The benefit of this plan is that it can deal with a substantial number of addresses, in particular 4.3 billion myip info

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