For those of you you do extensive research using the state’s databases like Power Search and InfoTrac, the geo-location service recently failed. What this means for you is that you need to clear out old book marks or shortcuts that you may have used to access the service. Here is the best explanation of “clearing your cache” that we’ve read so far. Remember that “cache clearing” also fixes a number of problems with old websites that may not be acting properly.
The geolocation is now working properly. The problem was with a server at Maxmind, the company that handles geolocation for the statewide databases. It is important that you clear you cache BEFORE you click on your database URL’s be sure that you don’t bring up a cached login prompt screen.
How to clear your cache:
FireFox 3.5 and above, you do this by clicking on the Tools button and then clear recent history. Check the cache box.
Explorer 8.0 and above, click on Tools, then Internet Options, and finally delete browsing history.
For other browsers or versions, Indiana University has a good summary of cache clearing instructions: http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahic.html