US 9,813,309 B2
Method, apparatus, and system for determining a location corresponding to an IP address
Xiaojian Li, Hangzhou (CN); and Manhuo Hong, Hangzhou (CN)
Assigned to Alibaba Group Holding Limited, (KY)
Filed by Alibaba Group Holding Limited, George Town (KY)
Filed on Mar. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/657,691.
Claims priority of application No. 2014 1 0098749 (CN), filed on Mar. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0264008 A1, Sep. 17, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 12/26 (2006.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); H04L 29/12 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 43/00 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/10 (2013.01); H04L 29/12 (2013.01); H04L 61/00 (2013.01); H04L 61/6004 (2013.01); H04L 61/609 (2013.01); H04L 61/6068 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
collecting an Internet Protocol (IP) address and location information corresponding to the IP address, wherein the location information corresponding to the IP address includes information identifying a location from which a terminal associated with the IP address accesses a network;
obtaining one or more pieces of IP address geographic coordinate data for the IP address using the IP address and the location information corresponding to the IP address;
determining geographic coordinates corresponding to the IP address based at least in part on the one or more pieces of IP address geographic coordinate data;
determining an IP address set based at least in part on the geographic coordinates corresponding to the IP address; and
determining a location corresponding to the IP address set.