Resolve IP to Country is a FREE database that gives you information on the geographical location of an IP address based on Internet infrastructure information.

The IP-to-Country Database and Tools can be used for:

  • Real Time Geo-Locating (Country)
  • Provide Location Aware Content (language, currency, etc.)
  • Corporate Websites/E-commerce (think global, act local)
  • Fraud Detection (Credit Card Fraud, etc.)
  • On-line Campaign (targeted Banner Ads)
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Web Server Log Analysis
  • Auto-selection of fields on forms (country, currency,language, etc.)
  • Filter access on basis of originating country
  • Spam Filtering

The database is available as a CSV (Comma Separated Value) list which can be imported into a mysql database (there is even an example PHP script that will do it all for you), and the database is also accessible as a Web Service.

The site has lots of examples on how to use the database via PHP and other popular scripting langauges.

Free Flash Components is a repository of over 180 free component that can be used in your Flash MX projects. I find it extremely handy to have a go-to repository of tools like this all in one place, and I don’t know about you but I aggressively bookmark them accordingly, knowing that it will save me loads of time sooner rather than later.

My favorite is the Rich Text Editor. This component is comparable to the RTE component included on Macromedia’s Developer Resource Kit #2 (for which I paid $99USD). Go take a look at this wide assortment of Flash functionality and see what you can find that will be useful to you on your next project–or the one on which you’re currently working!