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geoip - Lookup maxmind geoip2 databases using the client IP, then add associated geoip data to the context request.


The geoip plugin add geo location data associated with the client IP, it allows you to configure a geoIP2 maxmind database ⟨⟩ to add the geo location data associated with the IP address.

The data is added leveraging the metadata plugin, values can then be retrieved using it as well, for example:

import (

"" ) // ... if getLongitude := metadata.ValueFunc(ctx, "geoip/longitude"); getLongitude != nil {
if longitude, err := strconv.ParseFloat(getLongitude(), 64); err == nil {
// Do something useful with longitude.
} } else {
// The metadata label geoip/longitude for some reason, was not set. } // ...


The supported databases use city schema such as City and Enterprise. Other databases types with different schemas are not supported yet.

You can download a free and public City database ⟨⟩.


geoip [DBFILE]

DBFILE the mmdb database file path.


The following configuration configures the City database.

. {

geoip /opt/geoip2/db/GeoLite2-City.mmdb
metadata # Note that metadata plugin must be enabled as well. }


A limited set of fields will be exported as labels, all values are stored using strings regardless of their underlying value type, and therefore you may have to convert it back to its original type, note that numeric values are always represented in base 10.

Label Type Example Description
geoip/city/name string Cambridge Then city name in English language.
geoip/country/code string GB Country ISO 3166-1
⟨⟩ code.
geoip/country/name string United Kingdom The country name in English language.
geoip/country/is_in_european_union bool false Either true or false.
geoip/continent/code string EU See Continent codes
geoip/continent/name string Europe The continent name in English language.
geoip/latitude float64 52.2242 Base 10, max available precision.
geoip/longitude float64 0.1315 Base 10, max available precision.
geoip/timezone string Europe/London The timezone.
geoip/postalcode string CB4 The postal code.


Value Continent (EN)
AF Africa
AN Antarctica
AS Asia
EU Europe
NA North America
OC Oceania
SA South America

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