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Questions tagged [geolocation]

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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Geocoding API - CellId + MCC + MNC + LAC ERROR 400 [on hold]

I am working with Geolocation API, I've got a key, it seems to work getting location, getting inverse location (Address). Now I need to work with Cellular Cells, I have the MCC, MNC, LAC and CELLID. ...
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How does Windows locate me while my PC does not have GPS? [closed]

When I go to Google Maps in browser and press the 'Show Your Location' button, it shows exactly where I am. I was wondering how is that possible without GPS.
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How to find geolocation of a photo in Linux?

I have taken some photos on my Ubuntu machine, and I'd like to know whether they contain geolocation, and if so, what are they. How can I do that?
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How to prevent location-based page redirection.

I am trying to access the site https://www.uspoloassn.com/ but redirect me to http://la.uspoloassn.com/ (I'm from Mexico). I have tried using different browsers, deleting cookies and using a VPN as an ...
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Access Denied on South West Airlines

When going to the South West airlines homepage, I'm consistently getting: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden - Access Denied: You don't have permission to access "http://www.southwest.com/" on this server. ...
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Exiftool's “-tagsfromfile” does not help recover all metadata (#iphone)

This is a long standing practical problem (more than one year). I always want to finish it, but every time I tried I failed. I have consulted several threads for it. I have a bunch of daily-life ...
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Rough location of Wifi device using 2 APs

I devised quite useful system of roughly locating where my wifi devices are by using signal strength from single AP. Basically, I know that when my phone is in bedroom - it's never more than -80 dBm. ...
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Azure VM IP and its geolocation

I shutdown my Azure VM everyday in the evening, when it comes online the following morning it gets a new public IP (which is fine for me). However the IP location if I do WHOIS lookup sometime shows ...
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Geotag photos using data from Google Location History

I would like to export data from Google Location History and import it into Lightroom so that I can geotag my photos. On Google Timeline, which uses data from Google Location History, there is an ...
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How does my browser know my location when I am on VPN?

I saw a similar question (How does google know my real location even using VPN) but I don't think it quite answers the question. I want to know how does my browser know my geo location when I am on ...
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Run Programs at a specific physical (bureau) location

I use my laptop at multiple different workplaces, through the use of docking stations. One of these Workplaces (my home) has some specific hardware that requires specific software to run correctly, ...
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How to set location access for local html file in chrome

So i've built my own startpage and I'm using a weather API to display the local weather. Needless to say I don't want to give chrome explicit access to my location everytime i open a tab since I coded ...
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Geolocation through a personal OpenVPN

I set up a VPN using OpenVPN on my private server based in a datacenter in France (Gravelines). Everything works fine, my client IP is modified and appear to be in France : Informations provided by ...
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Find out if my computers have location (GPS) hardware

How can I find out if my (Windows 7) desktop and laptop computers have hardware that can provide the current geolocation?
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Locate a lost Windows 10 laptop

A mate of mine has lost a laptop on a bus and wishes to find it. As far as I know, Windows 10 offers GPS tracking features, but that has to be turned on before the device was lost. The laptop was an ...
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Geolocation Extension showing white map

I recently installed an extension to firefox (the only compatible browser) so that I could change the location the browser viewed me in. It's called Geolocater and it allows you to change which ...
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How to tell Google Geolocation that I moved home and took my Wifi networks with me?

I've just moved home (same town, another neighborhood) and took my 3 Wifi Access Points to the new home. I use the same old SSIDs. Google Geolocation API sees those SSIDs with those MAC Addresses and ...
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Getting wrong GEO Location - How can I fix it?

So I did multiple ip searches on multiple websites and the Geographical location is Sri Lanka. It shows IPS is DataShack, LC The real location should be Kansas City, MO. USA My server's ip is 199.168....
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What geolocation information can be gleaned from first 3 parts of the IP address?

I am working on a non-security related research project where we have a list of anonymized IP addresses with the last 3 digits (the last block) masked. The project is about tracking attention to the ...
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What app used my location?

Sometimes the location circle thing pops up in my systray indicating that something has requested my location. In the Windows 10 Privacy Location settings, I can see what can use my location, but is ...
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Apple's Find my Friends Accuracy Anomalies [closed]

What is the level of accuracy for an app such "find my friends" made by apple? Are there any such anomalies that would cause the location information to be wildly inaccurate?
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Is it possible to password-lock Windows 10 only in my office?

I work in a shared office and I use two computers: a desktop which stays in the office and locks with a password (running linux), and my personal laptop which I carry around with me (running Windows). ...
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Changing google language

My question is simple: how can I change google language? When I visit www.google.com it writes response code 302 moved and redirect me to www.google.tk. I've changed the language setting in chrome, I ...
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IP has my listed in wrong state… how do I change this? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but my IP has me listed in Nebraska, and I'm in Atlanta, GA. It's becoming a nuisance because every search engine shows me Nebraska ...
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How is wifi used to detect network location? [duplicate]

On my iPhone, when WiFi is turned off and I use GPS/Navigation apps, the phone suggests that I should turn on WiFi for improved location accuracy. If I have WiFi turned on and am not connected to a ...
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Fake GPS location on Windows 10 hosted network

I recently made a hosted network in my Windows 10 following these steps: link So I was wondering if there is a way I can fake my gps location and change it to whatever point in the map I want. Is it ...
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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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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. In ...
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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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Why does Google use the IP address of local DNS servers to locate me?

Assuming that Google can figure out where a machine (with its given IP address) is roughly located, why doesn't Google use the IP address of a machine versus using the IP address of a local DNS server ...
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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 annoying ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can'...
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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 ...