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

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#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 pbiron):

 Replying to [comment:36 dd32]:
 > 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

 That probably explains the behavior I'm seeing...as Gardner, CO has a
 population of only **70**.  If the surrounding farms are included, what I
 call "Greater Metropolitan Gardner", the pop balloons to a whopping
 **400**. Yes, I live in the sticks :-).

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2823#comment:41>
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