The importance of context to data – IP Address vs Geolocate MAC Address
June 27, 2012
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If this is my IP Address 18.104.22.168, where am I located?
According to the map, I’m in Texas!
We wrote a script to geolocate my Macbook Pro to the available WiFi, real location. Kinko’s in Vancouver BC routes all their Internet traffic via Texas.
IP Address tracking = FAIL.
WiFi MAC Address = WIN.
Get code here: https://github.com/dgleebits/PythonSystemAdminTools/blob/master/geolocationOSX.py