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Here’s a few other things that one might also look at if they were making a location aware application:
- Google Maps API: Geocoding
- Gears GeoLocation API
- Parse a Facebook user’s location.
- Twitter’s API only provides update_location, not a way to get the current location.
- As mentioned above, MaxMind’s IP Address Geocoding Service
- Yahoo’s FireEagle, BrightKite, Plazes, and Dopplr
MaxMind’s seemed the best fit for my use case: guessing the State of an anonymous user.