Web service to get geoip location of ip address

The problem I was trying to solve was a clean and quick way to get the country code quickly for a range of ip addresses.  There are many available libraries out there to do this but the one I found to be the easiest to use is provided via a web service which can be accessed from any scripting language to automate the process.

The only step required is a quick and free signup for an api key from this URL: http://ipinfodb.com/ip_location_api.php

Then you can use the service like this:

Which will return something like follows in your web browser:

OK;;8.8.8.8;US;UNITED STATES;CALIFORNIA;MOUNTAIN VIEW;94043;37.3861;-122.084;-08:00

 

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