[tor-bugs] #25542 [Metrics/Ideas]: Find an alternative to MaxMind's GeoLite2 City database

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#25542: Find an alternative to MaxMind's GeoLite2 City database
 Reporter:  karsten        |          Owner:  metrics-team
     Type:  enhancement    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium         |      Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Ideas  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal         |     Resolution:
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Comment (by irl):

 metrics-bot currently does not use latitude and longitude, only the
 country code, but there are clients using the information including
 [[https://tormap.void.gr|Tor Map]] and a (not yet merged) leaflet.js map
 and (also not yet merged) Relay Search map (for individual relays, not
 aggregated by country).

 One potential alternative would be to perform lookups on regions/cities
 via the [[http://www.geonames.org/maps/osm-reverse-geocoder.html|Geonames

 I do wonder however if they are removing the lat/long because the accuracy
 on region/city level isn't as good as it needs to be for them to provide
 that data in a useful way.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25542#comment:1>
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