[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2823: Improve IP Geolocation Results

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Wed May 17 23:32:35 UTC 2017

#2823: Improve IP Geolocation Results
 Reporter:  iandunn  |       Owner:  iandunn
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:
Component:  API      |  Resolution:
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Comment (by dd32):

 Replying to [comment:35 iandunn]:
 > Replying to [comment:34 karmatosed]:
 > > Also, why only cities?
 > The database we have is primarily city-centric. It has some region
 information, but it's not detailed or comprehensive enough to fully
 support. The API does try to match inputs other than cities, but we only
 explicitly mention cities in the instructions because that's the only
 thing we can guarantee will work.

 Worth noting that the database we've been using says "city" but in this
 context, city means town. We've used a data source which includes town
 with a population of >1k (or an administrative area of 1k, so town X of
 500 and 500 in the surrounding area, where X is the common point would be
 included). For `countrycode = GB` there were 3.6k 'towns' with 14k
 different spellings and alternate names.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2823#comment:36>
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