A few days ago I thought about a anti-theft device for my laptop. I was thinking that maybe some type of software would be good. Something that send the location of the laptop. I wanted to do this without using a GPS, and it would only work if the whoever took it didn't wipe out the OS and software.
I didn't really find what I was looking for, but came across this - http://www.wains.be/projects/linux-anti-theft/ They kind of had the same idea I had, using the IP address, then hopefully with a warrant the police could get the location of the IP address that was used and get the laptop back.
Seems like a like of work, and I thought there must be a better way to do this.
Well, almost.... Taking the idea of using an IP address, I came across many sites that could geolocate the IP address - the draw back they only go to city level, and not street level.
I even came across a service that you access, and it give this information back as an XML page.
http://freegeoip.net/xml/ (You don't need to do anything, it will detect the IP addres and return information about it)
This information is a little more useful, but only by a small percent.
So I am looking for a street level IP geolocation service, that hopefully also has a json or xml interface
Anyone know of any?