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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How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line?

How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line? For example, using curl or wget?
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Set geo location manually on Windows 10

Is there a way I can set the Windows 10 geo location manually? There is little information about this on the web.
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How to enable the geographical location of the image seen for the lock screen in windows 10?

i upgraded my laptop system from windows 8 to windows 10, i can see different lock screens, but my friend who upgraded her system from windows 7 to win 10 can see the geographical location of ...
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How do you enable wifi geolocation software within a virtual machine (VMWareplayer)

I have a win 10 host with windows 7 guest VM. The virtual machine is attached to the internet via NAT (host has access to internet through either ethernet cable or Wifi, the VM Box shows ). How do i ...
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Can you approximate a server's location?

Me and a colleague are having an argument whether or not the SaaS application we use is hosted in the US or in the EU. The contract says EU. Various traceroutes (example from home below) say US. ...
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When using a WAN, which state will appear on a Geolocation Scan?

Let's say I work for a coffee shop chain and their WAN is routed out of Florida. If my coffee shop is in NJ, will my IP address appear as NJ or FL?
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Static geo information with geoclue

Some Gnome programs (for example gnome-weather) use Geoclue to find a location. For stationary desktops I'd like to set a static location that the computer knows itself, without having to contact a ...
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Location services on smartphones - which physical network does it use? [closed]

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my iPhone was able to detect my location in India despite disabling my expensive data roaming (I live in the USA and use AT & T). I did have my cellular ...
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manually configure browser location

I'm using a work computer behind a corporate proxy. Because the proxy is in a different state, websites that identify location think I am in a completely different location than I actually am. Is ...
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Is there any other way to get IPTables to filter IP addresses based on geolocation in Ubuntu 12.0.4.5 (LTS)

So a few of the servers I manage are being slammed by traffic from China when the sites themselves would have utterly no appeal to anyone in China in any way. To make things worse, lots of unwanted ...
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How to use google.com on the new-tab page in Chrome?

I'm currently on a French IP address, and Chrome (on Windows) always uses Google France on the new-tab page, even if I went to google.com/ncr to disable the IP-based redirect. This is pretty ...
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How battery saving location access works so accurately?

How is it able to assess my location so accurately even though my router contains no location information, and if it depends on my network providers broadcasted location how come is it able to pin ...
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Wrong Geo-location in some services when using a specific router

Recently a router which I used to connect to gives me location away as in Romania in some services It's only on a small number of services like re-captcha since the majority of them like the actual ...
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Can I shutdown my computer automatically when it's far away from some location?

Can I automatically shutdown my laptop when, for example, it is 5km away from my home, and then also prevent it from being switched on again? The computer won't be connected to the internet.
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Where in the world is 206.132.169.217?

I'm guessing some sort of location registration (at least specifying the country) is required for any public numeric IP address and tried ARIN since I believe this router is in Seattle. ARIN only ...
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Google can locate you with WiFi data, but how do the small companies do it?

My question is a extension to this one. So even though I donot have GPS in my laptop, google knows my location because I am connected to a WiFi AP, or at least have them in my vicinity, to which other ...
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How to use map view in ACDSee Pro 6

If photographic picture has geo tag, it is possible to invoke Map -> View on Map command. Unfortunately, for me it just positions map, but not show any mark in appropriate place. In screenshot ...
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Why does Google think I’m in Korea from every device on my home network when I am in Canada?

I’m not sure when this started happening but every device (e.g. laptop, phones, tablets, etc…) at home, Google thinks I’m in Korea when I’m actually in Canada. I tried using Geo IP Tool to ...
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Is it possible to use WiFi routers provided location in PC?

I am using broadband connection and my ISP’s location is about 15KM away from my home. Whenever I use some any map app to detect my current location it I think—not sure—it detects the location of my ...
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tracking Huawei Mifi Model online [closed]

Okay, i'm going to try and explain as best as can. I want to be able to track my Huawei Mifi device with my phone (using maps) from any location even if I leave the device at home or in the office ...
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How does Google know I am behind a SOCKS proxy?

Setup: Ubuntu Desktop, Firefox without Flash or Java, using Socks 5 proxy, wired connection, all history/cookies cleared. All other websites, including IP and location detecting sites like ...
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Google Chrome: changing the omnibox default search engine [closed]

When I run a search for the Google Chrome omnibox (which works as both a URL address bar as well as a search box) the search engine google.de is used and when I type google.com in the address bar it ...
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Is that Date header in Gmail a reliable way to tell where an email originated from?

I know that you can use the Received header to determine where an email came from, but what if the Date header contradicts the Received: from header. You can see below that the email was sent at ...
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DNS geolocation and host file

I was trying to understand DNS geolocation used to limit content country by country. As far as I understand, it is the DNS server which returns an IP address corresponding to the server that the ...
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My wife seems to have convinced every device she owns that she lives in Malta

Don't ask me how she did this... witchcraft probably. When I check her Google Nexus device, I can see the google location service is using 'Malta' as it's location, even though the device's location ...
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How does Unlocator work?

Unlocator is able to remove location based restrictions on websites and other internet services by simply using their DNS servers. I'd like to understand how this works on a technical level. I ...
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Ffmpeg not copying location metadata

I'm converting vidoes and even though I"m using -map_metadata 0 ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata 0 output.mp4 The above code defaults to libx264/libvo_aacenc. The location metadata is not copied, ...
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How can I bypass location-dependent redirects on a website I'd like to view as a local of different region than the one I'm in?

I live in California, and I'm trying to get to New York's AAA site so I can manage membership for my family, who's in New York. Instead, I get redirected to California's AAA, and the AAA Locations and ...
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How mobile devices can get their geolocation? [closed]

I recently bought an iPad mini. This is the cheaper version, no GPS included. I'm wondering how can these mobile devices get my exact location. I made some research on my PC like checking IP to ...
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Using OpenVPN, yet netflix.com blocks access

I have set up an OpenVPN server on a VPS in the USA and configured it to route all clients traffic through it. Everything seems to work fine regarding the VPN connection in gerneral. All ip lookup ...
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Visio 2013 Geocoding?

I'm pretty new to Visio other than doing some quick not that advanced diagrams. How ever i have a project where we want to map out all of our building locations, and I was wonder how/if you can use ...
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Why would a new EC2 East instance take me to www.google.com.tw?

I set up an EC2 instance in the U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. It's a Windows Server 2012 instance, and the very first time I visited Google in Internet Explorer, I got redirected to google.com.tw. ...
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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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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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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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VPN location with Smartphone [closed]

My company logs the location of where you VPN from. If I use my smartphone hotspot would the VPN be able to see if I'm at home or at the beach?
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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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Streets and Trips data import wizard - use address instead of long/lat

Is there a way to ether force Streets and Trips to always pin by address even if long/lat data is present, or to have streets and trips pin by address for rows that are missing long/lat data? We ...
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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 ...