Geo location as a script.

Show personalized content to you users based on their IP geolocation, with a small, fast and globally distributed javascript file.

index.html
package.json
<script defer src="https://js.instantgeo.info"></script>
<script>
document.addEventListener('geojs-loaded', () => {
console.log(geojs.country) // US
});
</script>

Introduction

InstantGeo is a service that provides geolocation information about the current user using a lightweight javascript file. any page that has the script tag in the DOM will have access to a global geojs object containing at-least the following information

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Some highlights

Lightweight

less than 0.3kb uncompressed

Super Fast

Distributed worldwide, your users will be served from the nearest edge server

Quick Setup

Zero configuration, you don't need an API key, just add the script tag, and we are ready!

Free

We don't charge you anything, we only encourage donations if you are a business.

instantgeo is currently not available on NPM and doesn't support self hosting, it must be included on the page using the https://js.instantgeo.info URI.

Loading Synchronously

If you have any content above the fold that relies on geo location information to render, you can load the script synchronously, please bear in mind that it might have some negligible performance impact on your site.

<script src="https://js.instantgeo.info"></script>

After the placement of this script or in DOMContentLoaded event you can inspect the geojs globally available object to see the available information.

console.log(geojs)
{
    "longitude": "xxx",
    "latitude": "xxx",
    "continent": "XX",
    "country": "XX",
    "timezone": "Xxx/Xxx",
    "city": "xxx",
    "region": "xxx",
    "regionCode": "XX",
    "asOrganization": "xxx",
    "postalCode": "xxx"
}

If the geolocation information is not render critical to your app, you can load the script asynchronously that it will have little to no impact on your page load performance, and you can bind an event to the document to execute a function as soon as the geolocation information is available.

<!-- Load the script tag with either defer or async attribute -->
<script defer src="https://js.instantgeo.info"></script>

<!-- Wait for the `geojs-loaded` event before using the global `geojs` variable  -->
<script>
    document.addEventListener('geojs-loaded', function(){
        console.log(geojs);
    })
</script>

Using as JSON endpoint

If you don't need the geolocation information to be available globally and only want to fetch it on-demand, you can use the /json endpoint, see example below

async function getGeoLocatinInfo() {
    const response = await fetch('https://js.instantgeo.info/json');
    return await response.json();
}

The /json endpoint cannot be used on server-side as it will return the information about the server's IP address.