Disable Location Services completely
You can try to disable Location Services from System Preferences » Security & Privacy.
Remove the menu bar entry – Method 1
Other than that, if you still want to use location services, but don't want to see the menu bar, you can open a Finder window, press
Cmd-G and enter the following location:
From this folder, move the file
com.apple.locationmenu.plist somewhere else, e.g. your home folder. Then, reboot. To restore this, place the file back, and reboot.
Remove the menu bar entry – Method 2
Alternatively, run the following in a Terminal:
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.locationmenu.plist
Note: don't use
sudo here; that will fail.
This will unload and store the setting. To reverse this, run the same command with
load instead of
Method 1 untested as the original author doesn't have OS X Lion. Method 2 corrected and works on Lion.