How to obtain the latitude and longitude of a user by IP address or precise location

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I want to get the geolocation (latitude and longitude) of a computer user by a php script. I was using this one

<?php

// Get lat and long by address
        $address = $dlocation; // Google HQ
        $prepAddr = str_replace(' ','+',$address);
        $geocode=file_get_contents('http://maps.google.com/maps/api/geocode/json?address='.$prepAddr.'&sensor=false');
        $output= json_decode($geocode);
        $latitude = $output->results[0]->geometry->location->lat;
        $longitude = $output->results[0]->geometry->location->lng;

?>

but the problem is that this uses real adresses and I just want the user to log in, ask him for the permission to track him (allow location) and if he accepts obtain the desired values (longitude and latitude). It could be by an IP adress or another way to pinpoint his location but the thing is I wanted this method to be pratically flawless regarding proxies and fakies. Any idea on how I could do this? Thank you very much!


download geoip.inc - http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/api/php-20120410/geoip.inc, geoipcity.inc - http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/api/php-20120410/geoipcity.inc, geoipregionvars.php - http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/api/php-20120410/geoipregionvars.php,

GeoLiteCity.dat - http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz please convert GeoLiteCity.dat.gz to GeoLiteCity.dat and put in geoip named folder

    include("application/libraries/geoip/geoipcity.inc");
    include("application/libraries/geoip/geoipregionvars.php");

    $giCity = geoip_open("application/libraries/geoip/GeoLiteCity.dat", GEOIP_STANDARD);

    $ip =$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
    $record = geoip_record_by_addr($giCity, $ip);

    echo "Getting Country and City detail by IP Address <br /><br />";
    echo "IP: " . $ip . "<br /><br />";

    echo "Country Code: " . $record->country_code .  "<br />" .
    "Country Code3: " . $record->country_code . "<br />" .
    "Country Name: " . $record->country_name . "<br />" .
    "Region Code: " . $record->region . "<br />" .
    "Region Name: " . $GEOIP_REGION_NAME[$record->country_code][$record->region] . "<br />" .
    "City: " . $record->city . "<br />" .
    "Postal Code: " . $record->postal_code . "<br />" .
    "Latitude: " . $record->latitude . "<`enter code here`br />" .
    "Longitude: " . $record->longitude . "<br />" .
    "Metro Code: " . $record->metro_code . "<br />" .
    "Area Code: " . $record->area_code . "<br />" ;