James Bachini


  • Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript

    This is the php code I use to access geoip data from Maxmind’s geoip database: <?php $gpath = getcwd() . “/GeoIPCity.dat”; if (isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR’]; } if (isset($_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’])) { $myip = $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’]; } include(“./geoipcity.inc”); $gi = geoip_open($gpath,GEOIP_STANDARD); $record = geoip_record_by_addr($gi,$myip); $city = $record->city; $countrycode = $record->country_code; geoip_close($gi); echo ‘countrycode = “‘.$countrycode.’”; city = […]

  • Combining Maxmind GeoIP with Google Maps iFrame

    This is a quick script which uses Maxminds geoip location db downloadable for free from here with Google Maps iFrame. I haven’t tested this enough to find out if Google restrict the number of requests by referrer but you could always put a meta refresh page in the iframe to blank the referrer if thats […]

  • What was that Country Code?

    Have problems remembering all the different country codes for geolocation scripts etc? Switzerland gets me everytime! Here’s a handy list you can use to check before you code. I use Maxmind but this will be accurate for any software that uses the ISO 3166 standard. AD = Andorra AE = United Arab Emirates AF = […]