Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar, mobile phone or an internet-connected computer terminal.

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Is it possible to provide local geolocation data?

This may not be possible, but I thought I may as well ask. I have set up my own local network, using a small computer running Debian Linux (Wheezy), which is acting as a wireless router. What I'd ...
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Is there any command line based position utility?

Is there any command-line based utility (portable is better) that can give the information of the current GEO location and position of the user using internet (like using google maps API and etc) for ...
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Why does a wireless network give a more accurate location than a wired network?

I build a simple HTML5 website that takes my location (in latitude-longitude), and simply shows my location in Google maps. I opened the HTML document with my laptop Asus K53E-B1 and I found that ...
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Avoiding geo-blocking

I'm trying to avoid a Spanish site blocking me because of my location in UK. I joined Golden Frog VyperVPN and I could connect to their sever in Spain, so that I can see I have a Spanish IP if I use ...
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Router MAC address procuring for WPS positioning

Its known that either Skyhook or Google procured the wireless access points mac address while roaming around. I am curious how the MAC addresses were procured, as this does not seem to be easy to do! ...
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Google.ru detects my location even behind anonymous HTTP proxy server, how?

My steps: Install brand new Windows 7 in VirtualBox install Firefox Select public anonymous proxy that I have never used before Open Firefox, set anonymous HTTP proxy, set geo.enabled = false in ...
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Software, to share physical locations of members of a group? [closed]

I work at a highway construction company, where at any given time, there are three to four work crews at different locations or towns In The Middle Of Nowhere. Right now, the guys in the office have ...
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Avoid geographic restrictions in the internet

I am living in UK and I want to access some contents (mostly streamings) of websites that are only accesible from Spain. I've first tried with some free IP hiding software, but the bandwidth they ...
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How do I make Chrome forget a “no” to geolocation on a site?

I'm not sure where the problem lies, as for the page I am developing I can't remember giving a "no" to geospatial information, but through whatever means I have a Chrome installation that is acting on ...
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How to feed random data to geolocation in Firefox?

I want to allow sites to locate me by default. But I want to have Firefox return random coordinates for each request. (If possible without feeding that google location thing with my nearby wifi ...
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From where does IP geographical location data come?

I don't understand how some sites (e.g. https://www.ultratools.com/tools/geoIpResult) show country and town for an IP address. For example 193.45.10.135: Continent: Europe Country: Germany Country ...
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How to get the coordinates for an address?

I'm not necessarily looking for a programmatic way to do this - if I was, I'd ask on Stack Overflow. I'm just wondering how to quickly retrieve the latitude and longitude for a given address? Is ...
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Can a same IPaddress be located in two different locations?

In my organizantion, there is a proxy server, through which all the packets are filtered and forwarded. There are many sites that tell the location of the IP address. I tried the IP addess of the ...
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Windows 8 showing wrong location

Windows 8 is showing the wrong location in some apps which are location-sensitive, putting me 300 miles or so away. How can I correct this problem?
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Can I force an update to IPGeolocation data?

So I just moved, so of course the MAC address of my WiFi router still shows me located at my previous residence (both Google and Bing maps). Do I need to wait until the next drive by from each of the ...
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How can I improve Mac OS X's Location Services?

I recently moved to a new apartment in a new building in a new neighborhood in San Francisco (central waterfront / Mission Bay). I know that Apple uses Wi-Fi for determining location, but Mac OS X ...
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How To Get Around Geo Blocking (Very Smart Website) [closed]

I have looked at some posts in here and none of them really addressed my issue. So here it comes... I'm trying to purchase a subscription for some sports channels, however, when I click on the ...
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Spoof my location in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to set my current location manually on Windows 8? Is it possible to spoof a location in Windows 8. The motivation is for testing some Windows 8 location ...
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Is there a way to set my current location manually on Windows 8?

Is there a way to set my current location manually on Windows 8? I don't have a GPS module, but the device is always located at the same place. The automatic detection via network sets a place 200 ...
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Location Services are always disabled in Mac OS X Lion

A simple location services program was working fine on my machine and suddenly stopped working. Upon further exploring the problem, I realized that some process has disabled location services in ...
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Can you change your location in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 geolocation change at the OS level I have installed Windows 8 and I'm connected through cable. The location services thinks I am somewhere close, but not ...
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Google location services incorrectly identifies my location

Short version: I live in Iowa. My WiFi only Android tablet's AccuWeather.com weather app, and Google Maps, and Chrome on my laptop tell me I'm located Oklahoma City. Why? Commentary: From what I ...
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Is it possible to use a GPS device with a computer to provide location to browsers?

I have two GPS devices, one from NMEA and one from Garmin. I would like to know if it’s possible to use either of them to provide more accurate location for browsers (Chrome, Firefox). The web ...
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How does geolocation based on IP address work?

As all Internet users, I've visited web sites which appear to know in which country and city I'm located. I understand that these web sites typically look up my IP address in a database which maps IP ...
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How to modify the language used by the Google Search Engine on IE 9.0?

I would like to know how we can modify the settings of the Google Search Engine used in Internet Explorer 9.0 to force to use a specific language. Our problem is the following: as it uses geolocation ...
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Change google search location beyond current country [closed]

I often work remotely and prefer using en-us locale settings for my searches. One of our computers is located in Germany, and whenever I try to change the location in Google Search Settings, I get an ...
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I'm on an Airplane right now at 30,000 ft, why is my “Current Location” pointing to an Airport? [closed]

Right now as I write this I'm on a Delta flight from Atlanta heading to Boston (Technology is amazing). We are 30,000 feet in the air (probably over somewhere in D.C. area) and will be landing in an ...
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Can I get IP addresses for the US or a certain state?

How can I easily get the IP address blocks for a particular state or city within the US? I was thinking that I could plug that into my iptables firewall to restrict traffic.
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Windows 8 geolocation change at the OS level

My default Windows 8 geolocation is set to Chicago, IL. Not 'cause I want it to be, but because my wireless broadband provider is providing an IP address that is based out of Chicago, IL. With the ...
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How did Google Maps acquire my location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does google My Location work? How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work? I fired up Google Maps in Chrome on my Mac Book Pro running Windows 7. To my ...
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Is there a good site for finding out the location given IP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Know exact location of IP address Given an IP address, many sites can give an location estimated for where the IP is from. However, the estimation by many sites are not ...
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How to add a WiFi access point location to Google's database? [closed]

I've seen explanations how to remove your wireless access point from Google's location database. But let's say you wanted to add it to the database -- how do you do that? (Why? For example, the ...
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How to disable Chrome's Omnibox abroad detection?

I frequently (a few times a day) connect via VPN with an abroad service and Google Chrome detects it as if I was abroad. And every time I do that it asks me: How do I disable this thing? Google ...
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Why is my true IP location revealed *inside* my VPS host?

I'm using VPS hosting based on Windows Server 2008. The machine is physically located in the US and I'm connecting via RDP using mRemoteNG from my home in Europe. It's easy to Google many "IP ...
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How reliable is IP address geo lookup? [closed]

I'm wondering about the typical accuracy of geographical lookups based on IP addresses. I'm aware it's rarely possible to get very close to the actual position, and VPN/TOR and similar services ...
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Why is my IP address saying that I'm in a different state?

I live in PA and when I log into Facebook it says that my IP address location is in CA. Is there a way that I can fix the address to where I actually live?
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how do browsers locate position? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTML5 Precise GeoLocation I'm not sure if this question should be asked here or not by here it goes: In html5 there is a function ...
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Is there a way to access OS X location services from the command line?

I'd like to be able to fetch OS X's current estimate of location from the the command-line so that I can script based on it. Is there a tool that does this? I've found apps like locations that let ...
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Geolocation Software

I'm looking for a web-based or desktop app that I enter my IP, MAC Address, and whatever values I can access and it tells me exactly where I am. I know about browser geolocation data, but how can I ...
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Open-source cross-platform (or MacOSX) tracking software

I'm searching for some software (or some simple scripts or even only code snippets) which: is Open Source runs in the background collects some information most importantly location information ...
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Find Location of an IP with Accuracy to the City or Street Level

Is there a solution/code/service to find an IP with accuracy to the City level in the sense of the IP's geolocation? How would you implement this on your own? Would you need to fetch a live update of ...
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How can I set my current location for geolocation APIs to pick up?

I'm running a Windows 7 desktop machine (no GPS, hardwired connection) which is stationary. I'd like to set up my location so that various geolocation-enabled services can find me accurately. Is there ...
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Preventing apps to access info from wifi device?

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox can use my wifi device to get information about the surrounded APs and pin point my physical location using Google Location Services, I know these browser always ask ...
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Know exact location of IP address

I am trying to find locations of some IP addresses. I am using http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation but it seems not returning exact information. I am from Egypt, and whatever I search ...
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How does Google geo location service work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does google My Location work ? I dont use google maps much, but I was using it today and I clicked the "Show my location" button for the first time, then firefox ...
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Is personally identifying info on user hardware sent through internet?

I've read here that it's possible for a website to use cross site scripting to pull your router's MAC address without your permission. This can then be used to determine your location through Google ...
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Overseas proxy makes Firefox think I am in Germany or Netherlands

Well actually doesn't it thinks I'm in France but there already was a question like this but for Chrome, so I thought I may as well frame it the same way Overseas proxy makes Google Chrome think I am ...
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Set fall back or default geolocation in Google Chrome?

For some reason my home broadband isn't resolving a geolocation inside Chrome, this isn't a problem at work. Is it possible to set a default or a fall back location in Chrome if the lookup fails? ...
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Override geolocation with static one in Opera 10.63

Opera now has the ability to provide my geolocation to websites (if I agree to share it with the website). However, for my desktop, I'd like opera not to consult Google / WIFI points / GeoIP services ...
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Chrome set Geolocation API provider

If you use the HTML5 Geolocation Api in firefox and have no GPS attached to get your current position, firefox uses the nearby wlan ssids to get your position. Firefox sends the ssids via Geolocation ...