Location Intelligence

Check a user's location and VPN usage to restrict services

Overview

Use the Location Intelligence merit to accurately locate your users around the world. Location Intelligence can return information about a user's location based on IP address or GPS coordinates, whether they are using VPN or proxy, or are in a geo-restricted region.

Availability

🌎 Available globally

Features

Checks

  • High-Accuracy Check

    Enable this check tracks a user's location through GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular networks.
    If this check is not enabled, location is tracked by default via IP address of the device used.
    We can return the geographical address — country, state, city, and zip code — associated with the GPS settings on the user's device.

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NOTE

To enable high-accuracy checks, contact your account manager via email
[email protected]

  • IP Check

    Default check. We return the geographic address — country, state, city, and zip code — matches the user's IP address.

  • VPN/Proxy Check

    We check whether a user is using a VPN or proxy to access your application and restrict those users from being verified.

  • Geo-restriction Check

    You can "geo-restrict" your users, which means that you can specify which countries or cities users are allowed to use your application from. Based on what countries or cities you restrict, we will check that a user's IP address is within those geographical boundaries.

Setup

There are 3 main steps to set up the Location Intelligence merit:

  1. Setup your metamap on the dashboard
  2. Integrate or use MetaMap's Direct Link
  3. Process verification results

Step 1: Set Up a Metamap

The first step to setting up a Location Intelligence merit is to create a new metamap in the Dashboard.
Once you've created a new metamap, add the Location Intelligence product to the user flow, then use the switches to enable or disable the following options:

Location Intelligence setup in the MetaMap dashboard.Location Intelligence setup in the MetaMap dashboard.

Location Intelligence setup in the MetaMap dashboard.

Step 2: Integrate

Use the MetaMap Button SDK integration if you want to use MetaMap's verification tools but design your own experience for your users.

To implement this:

  1. Setup the metamap for Location Intelligence in the dashboard
  2. Install and implement an SDK framework

Step 3: Process Verification Results

In the dashboard, visit the Verifications tab, and click on a Verification to review the results.

Location intelligence results with latitude and longitude based on browser's IP address. User is in a geo-restricted region.Location intelligence results with latitude and longitude based on browser's IP address. User is in a geo-restricted region.

Location intelligence results with latitude and longitude based on browser's IP address. User is in a geo-restricted region.


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