Gem to get users' entire location information (using IP address)
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GeolocateIP v0.1.0

is a gem used to get your visitors' Geolocation through their IP address.


First install the gem

gem "GeolocateIP"

Then in your users controller add a

before_filter :get_location

which will generate a @location array that contains your user's location information like so:


The available data is:

  • city
  • region_code
  • region_name
  • metrocode
  • zipcode
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • country_name
  • country_code
  • ip

When you're in development mode, you're going to get Santa Barbara, CA, USA by default.

Some love

This gem was made possible by

Contributing to GeolocateIP

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


Copyright (c) 2011 Gal Koren. See LICENSE.txt for further details.