Earlier this year, we announced our plans to discontinue the GeoLite Legacy databases. As part of sharing that decision with you, we mentioned that we would be removing latitude and longitude coordinates from the GeoLite2 databases in 2019.
After careful consideration, taking into account customer feedback, we have decided against removing latitude and longitude coordinates from the GeoLite2 databases. We are in the process of reviewing coordinates used in all of our GeoLite2 and GeoIP databases to ensure there is no risk of misuse.
Moving forward, we will still be discontinuing the GeoLite Legacy databases and will continue to support open source through our GeoLite2 databases. Please continue to check our blog, Support Center, websites, and our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for additional updates on our review of GeoLite2 database coordinates.
At MaxMind, “open communication” is one of our core values. We’re listening to you and we take your feedback seriously.
Additional information can also be found in our earlier blog: Discontinuation of the GeoLite Legacy Databases.
GeoLite2 databases are free IP geolocation databases comparable to, but less accurate than, MaxMind’s GeoIP2 databases. Please remember to use the accuracy radius if displaying coordinates on a map.