GeoLite Developer's Package

Our developer's package is designed to provide businesses with the ability to include IP address geolocation technology within their products. The GeoLite Developer's Package allows you to distribute GeoLite databases (including updates) royalty-free for one year.

Please note that the GeoLite databases included in the GeoLite Developer's Package are not as accurate as our GeoIP databases.

How can GeoLite databases be used?

There are many applications that can benefit from the addition of geolocation technology. For example, the GeoLite Developer's Package can be used for ad-serving engines, web analytics, traffic blocking/redirecting tools, spam-filters, and firewall software.

With the Developer's Package, you can distribute your product without having to worry about paying royalties to us. Should your clients need more accuracy, they can purchase GeoIP database licenses from us. GeoIP databases are drop-in replacements for GeoLite databases.

Database licensing

We offer redistribution licenses for GeoLite databases that allow you to package the databases with your commercial products.

Code Licensing

We include a license for redistribution of our API code with your commercial software.

Difference between GeoLite and GeoIP databases

MaxMind GeoIP databases are more accurate than the GeoLite databases. Currently we offer royalty-free redistribution for GeoLite databases.

Purchase Licenses online

Before purchasing, please contact, to make sure that the license you have selected meets your needs. You can review the license here.

Please review the GeoLite Developer's Package license agreement before purchase. To prevent customer confusion, please do not refer to GeoLite data as GeoIP data.

GeoLite Country Database

GeoLite City Database