Geo-targeting

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Geo-Targeting is targeting based on a visitor's geographical location, and is in the same family as Location Based Services. Typically, a combination of cookies and IP Address resolution/lookups are used to determine (or best estimate) a given visitor's geographic location.



Specifications





Tools

Mailing Address

CanadaPost

Example POST request:

 POST http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/fpc/personal/findAnAddress
 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
 POST body:
 postalCode=A8A+8A8&fpcFindAnAddress%3AreverseSearch%3Afpc_psn_common_fa_find.x=22&fpcFindAnAddress%3AreverseSearch%3Afpc_psn_common_fa_find.y=11&autoScroll=0%2C0&fpcFindAnAddress%3AreverseSearch%3A_link_hidden_=&fpcFindAnAddress%3AreverseSearch%3A_idcl=&fpcFindAnAddress%3AreverseSearch_SUBMIT=1&javax.faces.ViewState=v1Dxx9hSieZwMVPzZZHAPSkIfrSZM1jbO4mNTTN2U0GpxoAFjzFhwBfq8TSsy8FpYyUiHf4E5tIMuqNSqP%2BdRXlnUu5pPC6ZorcMnR6eUbwBfVsEfhJYRBewHFHleWOFgmTmtqpxws1JfGmss6QW%2B%2FvQVbtsXJDfUaujf70g1Ed9bRAF

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ZipCodes

Global Mailing Addresses


Geo-Location

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W3C geo-location API

Yahoo

Google

Microsoft

Geocoder

GeoIP

MaxMind

The most popular IP address-based lookup provider.

WebServiceX - GeoIP
Other MaxMind-powered GeoIP

Neustar

Digital Elements

GeoComply


Vessel Tracking


Resources


Tutorials

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External Links


References

  1. W3C Geolocation API: http://www.w3.org/2008/Talks/0904-fit2008/geoloc-ms/slides.html
  2. CanadaPost E-Commerce/Shipping Calculator APIs: https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/business/ecommerce/integrate-apis.page (promo/landing page)
  3. PHP Canada Post API: https://github.com/thejacer87/php-canadapost-api
  4. CanadaPost - AddressComplete API: https://www.canadapost.ca/pca/support/webservices
  5. CanadaPost - AddressComplete JS/HTML/CSS widget: https://www.canadapost.ca/pca/support/guides/advanced
  6. HTML5 Geolocation – HTML API: http://developerstips.com/html5-geolocation-html-api/
  7. How, exactly does HTML5's GeoLocation work?: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3041113/how-exactly-does-html5s-geolocation-work
  8. About Geolocation in HTML 5: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2248404/about-geolocation-in-html-5/2248467#2248467
  9. How does HTML5 Geolocation Work?: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4213410/how-does-html5-geolocation-work
  10. Geospatial Queries With Apache Ignite: http://dzone.com/articles/geospatial-queries-with-apachereg-ignite
  11. Finding the current location by IP and with the W3C Geo API: http://www.wait-till-i.com/2010/01/25/finding-the-current-location-by-ip-and-with-the-w3c-geo-api/
  12. GeoIP (MaxMind + PHP proxy in XML, HTML, JSON): http://geoip.pidgets.com/

See Also

IP | HTML5 | Geolocation | BT | LBS | Web Service