GeoIP2 Release Notes - 2018 Archive

Initial release of GeoIP2-node

November 19, 2018

We have added Node.js as a MaxMind Supported GeoIP2 API (NPM, GitHub). It provides an API for the GeoIP2 databases, and will provide an API for the GeoIP2 Precision web services. This API also works with MaxMind's free GeoLite2 databases.

Changes to US coordinate data

September 21, 2018

On Monday, October 1st, we will be changing a large amount of our U.S. coordinate (latitude & longitude) data* to use GeoNames coordinates for postal codes. This change will ensure greater consistency during our build processes. Around 95% of US coordinates will change with most moving about 1 mile. About 5 to 10% of US coordinates will move by more than 10 miles.

* Coordinate data is approximate and is not precise. It should not be used to identify a particular street address or household as it refers to a larger geographical area instead of a precise location.

Mapping IPs to districts of Seoul

August 14, 2018

Effective August 21st, we will be mapping IP addresses to Districts (Gu) of Seoul instead of Seoul. This will allow customers to have a more precise mapping, similar to how we map IPs to New York City and London boroughs, and Tokyo's special wards. We will continue to map some IPs to Seoul if we are unable to determine the specific district the IP is located in. We will also continue to map IPs located in the central Jung District to Seoul, similar to how we map IPs in Manhattan to New York and IPs in Chūō to Tokyo.

Mapping more IPs to special wards of Tokyo

July 17, 2018

Effective July 24th, we will be mapping more IP addresses to special wards of Tokyo instead of Tokyo itself. This will allow customers to have a more precise mapping, similar to how we map IPs to New York City and London boroughs. We will continue to map some IPs to Tokyo if we are unable to determine the specific special ward the IP is located in.

Renaming Time Warner Cable to Spectrum

July 3, 2018

Effective July 10th, we will update the ISP and Organization data to replace the Time Warner Cable name with the name Spectrum, as these two ISPs have merged and Time Warner Cable has been rebranded as Spectrum.

New European Union locations added to GeoIP2 databases and services

May 25, 2018

Effective May 29, 2018, we will be adding Åland Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, and Saint Martin to the list of European Union locations identified by the GeoIP2 Country, GeoIP2 City, and GeoIP2 Enterprise databases and GeoIP2 Precision services responses.

Discontinuation of the GeoLite Legacy databases

April 18, 2018

We have decided to discontinue the GeoLite Legacy databases on January 2, 2019. As part of that process, updated versions of the GeoLite Legacy databases are now only available to redistribution license customers, although anyone can continue to download the March 2018 GeoLite Legacy builds. Starting January 2, 2019, the last build will be removed from our website. GeoLite Legacy database users will need to switch to the GeoLite2 or commercial GeoIP databases and update their integrations by January 2, 2019. Correspondingly, we have decided against removing latitude and longitude coordinates from the GeoLite2 databases. We are in the process of reviewing coordinates used in all of our GeoLite2 and GeoIP databases to ensure there is no risk of misuse.

EU Country outputs added to to GeoIP2 Country, City, Enterprise DBs and Precision service

February 13, 2018

We have added additional outputs to the GeoIP2 Country, GeoIP2 City, and GeoIP2 Enterprise databases and to the GeoIP2 Precision Services. The outputs are:

  • EU Country: /country/is_in_european_union – Country of the location of the IP address in an EU member state
  • EU Registered Country: /registered_country/is_in_european_union – Country registered by the ISP or organization is an EU member state

GeoIP2 Country, GeoIP2 City, and GeoIP2 Enterprise CSV databases will have a new column added to the location files named “is_in_european_union”. This will be “1” if the country is in the European Union and “0” otherwise.

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