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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Changing location in Google Chrome when searching

I've recently moved to the Czech Republic from Scotland and I can't find a way to permanently stop Google from automatically defaulting back to google.cz all the time. I've checked to ensure that all ...
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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 04:...
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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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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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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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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 double-...
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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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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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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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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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How to prevent Google Maps from using Google Gears under Chrome

I've just allowed Google Maps to access my current location by enabling Google gears for the same service. I want to know how do I disable Google Gears now, even for Google Maps or any other website ...
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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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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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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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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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Geolocation in Firefox doesn't always work

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6 and Firefox 3.6.8. I am working on a website that uses HTML5 geolocation. I noticed that it doesn't always work. It hangs for a long time, or if I have a timeout, ...
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Are there mapping utilities out there that will let me import geo position data (lat/long) and plot the points on a map?

I have a data file with a bunch of lat/long positions. Is there any mapping software out there (google maps, etc) that will allow me to import the positions from the file and plot them on a map? I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Website/app to geocode accurate co-ords from an address? [closed]

Ok i've tried a couple and they've been miles out. I don't need anything automated or any json / xml etc just a good website where i can paste in an address, receive co-ords and then paste elsewhere. ...
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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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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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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 I find out the Mac Address Firefox submits for Geolocation?

I moved, but have the same router and cable box. Now when I visit Google Maps it still shows my old location. I went to the SkyhookWireless update page to update my Mac Address with my new location. ...
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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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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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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 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 astonishment, ...
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GeoTrace email Address

Is is possible to geo lookup a Gmail sender ? The gmail headers contain information about the routing of the email and the originating IP of the email. However, someone who sends you an email from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Make datatip showup in MapPoint

I got MapPoint cause I need to handle multiple selections (users) from 500 -> 20.000 users I wanna show them off in different charts and print it; that seems to be possible. I can make heat maps, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...