GeoLite2 databases are free IP geolocation databases comparable to, but less accurate than, MaxMind’s GeoIP2 databases. GeoLite2 databases are updated on the first Tuesday of each month.
IP Geolocation Usage
IP geolocation is inherently imprecise. Locations are often near the center of the population. Any location provided by a GeoIP database should not be used to identify a particular address or household.
Use the Accuracy Radius as an indication of geolocation accuracy for the latitude and longitude coordinates we return for an IP address. The actual location of the IP address is likely within the area defined by this radius and the latitude and longitude coordinates.
MaxMind does not provide official support for the free GeoLite2 databases. If you have questions about the GeoLite2 databases or GeoIP2 APIs, please see stackoverflow’s GeoIP questions and answers.
The GeoLite2 databases are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The attribution requirement may be met by including the following in all advertising and documentation mentioning features of or use of this database:
This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from <a href="http://www.maxmind.com">http://www.maxmind.com</a>.
We also offer commercial redistribution licensing.
|Database||MaxMind DB binary, gzipped||CSV format, zipped|
|GeoLite2 City||Download (md5 checksum)||Download (md5 checksum)|
|GeoLite2 Country||Download (md5 checksum)||Download (md5 checksum)|
The GeoLite2 databases may also be downloaded and updated with our GeoIP Update program.
See GeoIP2 downloadable databases for a list of available APIs. GeoIP2 APIs may be used with GeoLite2 databases.