My current IP address is linked to a GPS location 40 km from my location. I found the same GPS coordinates using both iptrackeronline and maxmind. If this means that there is a hacker on my line, this may mean that he sees this too. What am I to do if I have a hacker on my line?
Getting the location from the IP address is simply done by a database lookup and different providers might use the same database or at least similar sources. This explains why you find the same physical location with different providers.
The accuracy and precision of the entries within the database varies widely. To cite from whatsmyipaddress.com: How accurate is IP GeoLocation?:
- Accuracy rates on naming the city from an IP address vary between 50%-80%.
- Determining the nation of an Internet user is 95%-99% percent accurate, for reasons that have to do with how IP addresses are allocated and registered.
- Determining the physical location of the user, down to a city or ZIP code, is trickier and less accurate.
It doesn't mean that at all. Geolocation of IP addresses is usually not precise. This can happen for a variety of reasons, e.g. the last person that had that address was located near there. Or it could be that location is the one that your ISP used to register a particular block of IP addresses.
It's nothing to worry about.