GeoIP: anyway to pull out lat/lon?

Phillip B Oldham phill at
Wed May 7 18:59:06 MSD 2008

Looking into that further, the data I've got for lat/lon at city level 
adds up to 120Mb. I could convert this to a geo.conf file using, but what sort of impact would this have on nginx running? 
Would each child process take up 120Mb ram? Would nginx slow down for 
each request having to work through such a large data set?

Igor Sysoev wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 04:06:06PM +0100, Phillip B Oldham wrote:
>> I've just got the geo module working, and I've'd the 
>> maxmind geolite country data which is working great. However, for our 
>> application I need to get more information (specifically a lat/lon) back 
>> from nginx to pass to PHP.
>> Any way I can do this? Or is the geo module too simple for this task?
> The geo module simply maps ip to some string. You may use any strings.
> Probably you need to modify to process lat/lon.


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