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Geographic Coordinate and Location Visitor Group Criteria missing


I have a new installation of Episerver 11, and noticed that some of the options for Visitor Group criteria are missing.

Under Time and Place Critera I only have "Time of Day" and not "Geographic Coordinate" or "Geographic Location". Is there a part of the installation that I missed like an add-on that I needed to install?

Jun 12, 2019 23:42

Hi Nick,

It seems like both the "Geographic Coordinate" and "Geographic Location" are not available in the Episever 11 because I created the blank solution with "Episerver 11.11.3" and it only shows the "Time of day" criteria.

If you want some criteria then you can install the following add-on



Edited, Jun 13, 2019 10:32

Have you tried this

Install-Package EPiServer.VisitorGroupsCriteriaPack

This is package that provides you

Jun 13, 2019 10:52

But @Praful they mentioned "Geographic Coordinate" and "Geographic Location" as a Built-in visitor group criteria. Please refer below article -

Edited, Jun 13, 2019 10:59

As per the note under "Enabling a Geolocation provider" here the geolocation provider is no longer added by default in new installs of Episerver so you now need to add the optional EPiServer.Personalization.MaxMindGeolocation nuget package and configure the provider to enable that functionality.

Jun 13, 2019 14:29

Thanks Paul,

Is this due to Maxmind no longer freely available? Sounds like because of some licenesing issue.

Correct me if I am wrong. :)

Jun 13, 2019 14:54

Hi Praful,

I don't know the official line on this but I suspect it's license related. By distributing the database as an integral part of the product, Episerver customers would need to agree to be bound by MaxMind's license agreement and that may be problematic for some. Splitting it out to be an optional add-on fixes that problem so only customers who need that functionality and are willing to be bound by the license agreement have to accept it.

For reference, the GeoLite2 databases are still available for free here (subject to certain conditions).

There's a bit more information on the Episerver changes here:

Jun 13, 2019 16:15

Thank you everyone!

Jun 13, 2019 17:04
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