GeoIP.jl

A Julia package to estimate the geographic location of IP addresses
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GeoIP

IP Geolocalization using the Geolite2 Database

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Installation

The package is registered in the General registry and so can be installed at the REPL with

julia> using Pkg
julia> Pkg.add("GeoIP")

Usage

Data files

You can use MaxMind geolite2 csv files downloaded from the site. Due to the MaxMind policy, GeoLite.jl does not distribute GeoLite2 files and does not provide download utilities. For automated download it is recommended to use MaxMind GeoIP Update program. For proper functioning of GeoIP.jl you need to download GeoLite2 City datafile, usually it should have a name like GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip.

Files processing and loading provided with load() call. Directory where data is located should be located either in ENV["GEOIP_DATADIR"] or it can be passed as an argument to load function. Zip file location can be passed as an argument or it can be stored in ENV["GEOIP_ZIPFILE"]. For example

using GeoIP

geodata = load(zipfile = "GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip", datadir = "/data")

If ENV["GEOIP_DATADIR"] is set to "/data" and ENV["GEOIP_ZIPFILE"] is set to "GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip" then it is equivalent to

using GeoIP

geodata = load()

Example

You can get the ip data with the geolocate function or by using []

using GeoIP

geodata = load(zipfile = "GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip")
geolocate(geodata, ip"1.2.3.4")        # returns dictionary with all relevant information

# Equivalent to
geodata[ip"1.2.3.4"]

# Equivalent, but slower version
geodata["1.2.3.4"]

geolocate form is useful for broadcasting

geolocate.(geodata, [ip"1.2.3.4", ip"8.8.8.8"])  # returns vector of geo data.

Localization

It is possible to use localized version of geo files. To load localized data, one can use locales argument of the load function. To switch between different locales is possible with the help of setlocale function.

using GeoIP

geodata = load(zipfile = "GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip", locales = [:en, :fr])

geodata[ip"201.186.185.1"]
# Dict{String, Any} with 21 entries:
#   "time_zone"                     => "America/Santiago"
#   "subdivision_2_name"            => missing
#   "accuracy_radius"               => 100
#   "geoname_id"                    => 3874960
#   "continent_code"                => "SA"
#   "postal_code"                   => missing
#   "continent_name"                => "South America"
#   "locale_code"                   => "en"
#   "subdivision_2_iso_code"        => missing
#   "location"                      => Location(-72.9436, -41.4709, 0.0, "WGS84")
#   "v4net"                         => IPv4Net("201.186.185.0/24")
#   "subdivision_1_name"            => "Los Lagos Region"
#   "subdivision_1_iso_code"        => "LL"
#   "city_name"                     => "Port Montt"
#   "metro_code"                    => missing
#   "registered_country_geoname_id" => 3895114
#   "is_in_european_union"          => 0
#   "is_satellite_provider"         => 0
#   "is_anonymous_proxy"            => 0
#   "country_name"                  => "Chile"
#   "country_iso_code"              => "CL"

geodata_fr = setlocale(geodata, :fr)
geodata_fr[ip"201.186.185.1"]
# Dict{String, Any} with 21 entries:
#   "time_zone"                     => "America/Santiago"
#   "subdivision_2_name"            => missing
#   "accuracy_radius"               => 100
#   "geoname_id"                    => 3874960
#   "continent_code"                => "SA"
#   "postal_code"                   => missing
#   "continent_name"                => "Amérique du Sud"
#   "locale_code"                   => "fr"
#   "subdivision_2_iso_code"        => missing
#   "location"                      => Location(-72.9436, -41.4709, 0.0, "WGS84")
#   "v4net"                         => IPv4Net("201.186.185.0/24")
#   "subdivision_1_name"            => missing
#   "subdivision_1_iso_code"        => "LL"
#   "city_name"                     => "Puerto Montt"
#   "metro_code"                    => missing
#   "registered_country_geoname_id" => 3895114
#   "is_in_european_union"          => 0
#   "is_satellite_provider"         => 0
#   "is_anonymous_proxy"            => 0
#   "country_name"                  => "Chili"
#   "country_iso_code"              => "CL"

During load procedure, it is possible to use either Symbol notation, i.e. locales = [:en, :fr] or one can pass Vector of Pair, where first argument is the locale name and second argument is a regular expression, which defines the name of the CSV file, which contains necessary localization. For example locales = [:en => r"Locations-en.csv%", :fr => r"Locations-fr.csv"]. By default, following locales are supported :en, :de, :ru, :ja, :es, :fr, :pt_br, :zh_cn.

Default locale, which is used in getlocale response can be set with the help of deflocale argument of the load function. For example, to get :fr locale by default

geodata = load(zipfile = "GeoLite2-City-CSV_20191224.zip", locales = [:en, :fr], deflocale = :fr)

Acknowledgements

This product uses, but not include, GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com.

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