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. Geolocation may refer to the practice of assessing the location, or to the actual assessed location.

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How can I access google.com outside the US?

I live in the UK, and whenever I visit google.com I am redirected to google.co.uk, but I want to see my website's rankings on the US version (I presume the results are different). Is there a way to do ...
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How can I stop friends from posting my location on Facebook?

How can I stop friends from posting my location when they tag me and a location in their status? This Lifehacker post seems to be out of date.
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Stop Facebook from showing my current location when I make a post

Within Facebook, any time I make a post it gives away my location as "Near The Closest Large City" (naming the city). I do not want this much detail posted about my location. How do I stop this from ...
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How can I disable/reconfigure IMDB's automatic geo-location so it does not default to German?

Since a few months IMDB appears to be "detecting" that I'm coming from a a German IP address and automatically changes the UI to German. More specifically it shows the Germany movie title when it has ...
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How can I receive location based reminders

I love google calendar for sending me time-based reminders. But sometimes I want to receive reminders based on my location rather than the current time. For example if I want to remember to pick up ...
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Why does Google think I'm in another city?

I work for a company that has offices in several cities. I moved recently, but I didn't change jobs; I just brought my computer with me to the new office. When I visit Google now, it still thinks I'm ...
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How does wikitude know my location

I have just been to Wikitude.me How does the site know the location of my laptop within 100 meters? There is no GPS or anything that can give my location away on my laptop!
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To manage custom locations on Google Map?

These are our requirements for the web-app To manage custom locations (e.g. stores). It should support standard fields (e.g. names, address, store owner name, phone ...) and also customized fields ...
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How can I only share my shouts on Foursquare?

Is there any way I can force just my shouts on Foursquare to be shared on Facebook/Twitter? All other checkins (off the grid or otherwise) should not be shared.
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Does @MarsCuriosity have geolocation?

I can't seem to get geolocation information for the Twitter account @MarsCuriosity . Am I doing something wrong, or does Twitter lack geolocation support for locations outside of Earth?
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Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from?

Does anyone know if there is a way to drill down into a country to see where traffic is coming from with Google analytics? In a nutshell I'd like to see what city traffic is coming from. Currently I ...
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Is it possible to calculate the most convenient base of travel to reach multiple destinations in Google Maps?

I will be moving to a new city. In this city I will be working at different plants. I only work at one plant a day, but will be going to different plants on different days. I want to live at the ...
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Foursquare data stream

Is there an API for tapping into an anonymized version of Foursquare's stream of check-in data? Bing Maps has Foursquare Everywhere to show check-ins. Is there a way to tap into this stream of data? ...
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API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps

do you know if Google offers a public API to display pictures in a map as they do with Panoranio? Just to be clear, I don't want to use Google Street, or publish my pictures anywhere in the internet, ...
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How do I activate the check-in feature for my Facebook Page?

I manage a Fan Page for a hotel in Dubai. My client's address is not being recognized by Facebook as we currently do not use postal codes here. Is there a way to activate the "check in" mechanism ...
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How does Facebook's “you are logging in from an unrecognized location” work?

On the same machine, if I log in using the Linux side it says I'm logging in from a new location. Why? Also, when I use Tor it says I'm logging in from a new location but that's expected because the ...
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Load multiple KMZ files or geoRSS feeds in Google Maps

I have multiple KMZ files/geoRSS feeds I want to use as different layers in Google Maps (Not Earth). How would I do this? I know of two ways to use KMZ files with Maps: My Maps You can import KMZ ...
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Browse people by location on Dailymile

I moved away from my hometown to a new state and city and would like to browse a certain location on Dailymile to see if I can find anyone from my hometown or anyone I know. Is there a way to do this ...
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Twitter Location Feature Does not work outside Major Countries using the web interface

I tried updating my status using twitter.com and I cannot get the location feature attached to tweet again. Last month I was in North America and geo-location worked great. Now I have moved for ...
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Are there any services that will update Google Latitude from Yahoo Fire Eagle?

I'm looking for a web application that will update my Google Latitude location every time I update my Yahoo Fire Eagle location. I checked the Fire Eagle application gallery and didn't find anything ...
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How can I schedule a tweet that includes the coordinates for a specified location?

I would like to take advantage of the location feature of Twitter which allows for specific coordinates to be included in your tweets. I know that the location details for tweets are accessible from ...
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Google search from global sites

If I search Google from different countries (e.c. google.de, google.co.uk, google.fr, etc.), will they all bring exactly the same search results? Will the order be different?
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How to disable geolocation when travelling?

This is probably a geolocation issue. How can I stop websites such as change.org and blogger.com from displaying in the local language. I don't understand the local language when I'm traveling. This ...
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Convert GIS Map Data To SVG? [closed]

I'm Creating a web application with Django to show part of GIS Map to user. I already know that it is possible to use Google map for this, but I want to create my own map !! For this purpose, I need ...
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Where can I download complete US base maps for a WMS/WFS (GeoServer) to serve to my webapp offline?

I have a webapp that consumes maps via OpenLayers from an internal WMS/WFS (GeoServer). I would like to download a complete US map database (shape files, something) to serve to my webapp users ...
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How to make LastPass login to Yelp automatically

I noticed LastPass does not properly work with Yelp. I had set it to autologin and it didn't. The first time I tried (after already having saved the password) it filled out the login details but ...
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App for extracting latitude and longitude based on a location

I am making an experimental mobile app which opens a browser in which I can detect when HTTP requests are made and extract the URL. I would like to find the latitude / longitude of a location by ...
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API to get route from point A to point B given the fact I'm a truck driver

I'm looking for either open or commercial API that allows to get a route from point A to point B given the fact I'm a truck driver. I know latitude and longitude for both A and B.
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How does Twitter implement geolocation so they don't have to ask the user permission every time they post?

Most sites I know of that use geolocation cause the browser to show a dialog asking the user permission to gather location info. This is like it can be seen here: http://html5demos.com/geo and the ...
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What's an effective way to measure web app performance from different locations? [closed]

I'm currently involved in rolling out a web app to a US based host and need to do some objective analysis of the performance of the website from various locations around the world. I'd like to ...
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How to Find Twitter Accounts by Location?

I've met some wonderful people on Twitter and would like to meet more people from different places; it's great to read local tweets from all over. I'd like to follow some non-celebrities from ...
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When posting in Facebook how do I add my street address by default?

When posting in Facebook how do I add my location by default? When I create a new post in Facebook I have to manually add my street address. I'd like it to auto detect like Google Plus does. Is there ...
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Web browser usage census map?

Does anyone know of a web application that will display the types/versions of browsers people use overlaid over google maps?
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Is there a way to use less specific Twitter location?

I'm not sure if this would be a setting on my Android phone's Twitter application or on the Twitter website, but I want my tweets to have a location, but not my fine-grained location. Preferably, just ...
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Can an IP address be incorrect?

Today while doing a Google search, I noticed at the bottom of the search results page a city and state that is not mine and the phrase "From your Internet address." I don't know if this has always ...
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Taking Google Latitude check-in data to another service like Foursquare

Now that Google has decided, Latitude will be retired in the near future, I would like to take out my past check-ins & location history to another service like Foursquare or Facebook. How can I do ...
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What web apps exist that can process or provide services based on your location updates? [closed]

I would like to know of various web applications that deal with users sending their locations, in order to process or provide some service based on that. Preferably websites with APIs, but not ...
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Keep Foursquare “Places” in Facebook without publishing checkins in the newsfeed

Is it possible to keep the "Places" map in Facebook but not have every check-in in Foursquare published in the news feed? I find the map with all the check-ins interesting but I don't want to nag ...
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How can I do “Show my location” on Daum maps?

Google maps has a geolocation feature called "show my location" which detects where you are based on your IP address or cellular phone network data and centres the map accordingly. Here in South ...
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App/API that takes in IP and spits out (longitude,latitude) coords or timezone

I'm looking for an app or API that allows me to input an IP. The app or API should spit out one of the following things: A coordinate pair (longitude, latitude) A timezone (preferably UTC integer ...
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Removing/Changing an image geolocation data on Twitpic (after it been uploaded)

It seems like this option exist, but the entire geolocation editing page doesn't seem to be functional. The address is http://twitpic.com/media/editLocation/[your_image_code] It's possible to ...
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Can my location be found from a Facebook picture?

This old ABC News clip dramatically announces a "new and freightening threat [...] unknown to many Internet crime experts", which exposes a child's location via pictures posted to Twitter, Facebook, ...
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Where do i get data for geolocation web app from?

I'm wondering if anyone knows where the apps that can show you where the nearest petrol station is etc get their data from? There must be some data that connects a lot of businesses to a specific ...
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Geolocate a batch of IP address

I'm looking for a website that let me localize IP address (at least country, town and ISP would be a plus) without limitation. I would like to enter several address (as this site does : ...
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Changing the country in Google Play Store

I've moved from Canada to Australia. I go to try and buy a Nexus 4, but it's insisting on showing me prices in the play store (google.com/nexus) for Canadian dollars. I can only find one country ...
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Looking for Geo-Taxonomies libraries

Can I create a geo-taxonomy map by using all tags and locations of flickr ? Otherwise, is there any geo-taxonomy library I can use for my experiments describing world (or smaller areas) with tags ? ...
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Location-based events web service?

I'm looking for a web service displaying events in a specific geographic area.. For example I select my district and I see the map with all events. thanks