IP address geolocation management is integral for optimizing performance, personalizing services, and safeguarding digital assets in an increasingly interconnected world. Several IP geolocation databases are widely used to map IP addresses to geographic locations. Each database has its unique features, strengths, and use cases.  

Discover how IPXO offers a streamlined solution for accessing your resource data across multiple IP Geolocation databases through a single, user-friendly tool. 

Before you embark on utilizing the Resources overview, it’s essential to discover your resources. Navigate through the discovery process with our guide: IP Management at IPXO: The Discovery Process. 

Accessing the dashboard 

Log into your IPXO portal and select “Manage” (1). Once you do, click on the Geolocation (2) section in the bottom left, and you will be able to see the dashboard.  

Important: Before accessing the geolocation data of your resources, it is essential first to discover and validate them. Follow this article to do that: IP Management at IPXO: the Discovery Phase.

Understanding the dashboard 

On the dashboard, you will find info from different IP geolocation databases. An announced (visible on the internet) list of prefixes and their geodata is displayed (1). Keep in mind that we currently display data from these providers: ipregistry, MaxMind, ip2location, ipinfo, db-ip and ipgeolocation.io. However, we are open to displaying other providers’ data if needed. If this the case, do not hesitate to contact us and request to see the data of other geo providers.  

You have the option to select the anchor provider (2), which serves as the benchmark for comparing geolocation data (3) with other providers. The provider data is then shown on the right (4) for comparison. The dashboard also provides overall statistics (5) on how many prefixes completely or partially match the anchor provider’s location. Keep in mind that if you apply any filter (-s) to the dashboard, the overall statistics will be displayed based on that filter (-s).  

In terms of visual cues, if the "Anchor provider consistency" column is green, it means the geolocation for that prefix matches across all databases. If it is yellow, there are differences between the anchor provider and other databases, with the mismatched data highlighted in yellow on the right columns. 

Filters in the dashboard 

This dashboard has many filters to simplify the resource overview.

You can filter by: 

  • Prefix. Choose the prefixes you would like to review. 
  • Key. Select the specific details you want to view by choosing the keys: Country, Subdivision, City, Last update date. For instance, if you only want to see the country and city, checkmark those keys, excluding the subdivision and last update date. 
  • Anchor Provider Consistency. Use the filter in this section to examine your resources based on specific countries. Anchor provider’s consistency is based on a country code. For instance, if you want to see resources located in Australia, select Australia in the filter, and all the resources geolocated to Australia in the anchor provider database will be presented to you. Furthermore, you can filter the anchor provider consistency by “match” or “partial match.” 
  • Filter providers. Customize your view by selecting specific providers through the "Display provider columns" option. Additionally, you can set different anchor providers using the dropdown list in "Anchor provider."