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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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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Get my computer’s location from Terminal in Mac OS X

Can I get my computer’s location (running Mac OS X) to the granularity of city and country from the command line? The system clock has it so I am wondering if it's possible. I know I could get the IP ...
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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 where I am behind 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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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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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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How do apps detect my location in Windows 8?

I started Maps (the default app, provided by Bing) from a start screen in Windows 8. If I choose My location, Maps shows my home location very accurately. I have turned on "Let apps use my location" ...
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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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Remote and Local IP address - determine location

There is way to determine location (on a map) remote IP. Was wondering how to determine user location if I now local IP?
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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 ...