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

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Is there a way to plot Google Maps Location Sharing data?

Google Maps Location Sharing just shows the current location of a friend. Is there a way to show history? Is there any google API to read the shared location, so that I can persist it or plot it in a ...
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Find place near which I passed today in my Timeline in Google Maps

I have location history/Timeline turned on in Google Maps so my phone records my movements for each day. Today I passed near a restaurant and I want to find it but I don't remember the name. If I just ...
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Adding location data to Google Photos

In Google Photos, when I view an individual photo in my web browser and click on the "i" (with a circle around it) to bring up the photo info, at the bottom of the info it says "Where was this taken?" ...
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Generate heatmap from all Runtastic activities? [closed]

Not sure if I'm on the right platform. Would like to generate a heatmap from all my activities driven in Runtastic. Unfortunately, neither I was able to find an "export all to gpx" button (for ...
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How to preserve Google Photos geotag on download?

My photos are geotagged on google photos but when I download them, the geolocation information disappears. Is there anyway to download them with the geotag intact? The photo I am trying this with was ...
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How to access geolocation data of a tweet?

I want to see the geolocation data of my previous tweets. Unfortunately, I didn't find the way to do it. Is it possible, and how?
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Trick Facebook into believing I'm in a different location

I'm trying to convince the Facebook website that I'm writing from a different place. Originally, because I'd like to fully understand the ways in which I'm being spied upon. But by now, after several ...
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Update photos on Google Photos

I've uploaded all of my photos to Google Photos (~100GB). I've decided to add geocoding to photos. Is it possible to upload updated version of photos? I wouldn't like to delete all uploaded photos and ...
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Geographically restrict access to Gmail

I heard of some people whose accounts were hacked from countries they never visited (or plan to visit), so I was wondering if you could restrict the area from which you can access your Gmail account. ...
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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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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 didn'...
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Can email from web-based email service be tracked to my location?

I'm planning to send an email to someone and I have reasons to not want him to be able to find my location. If I send an email, let's say: from my Hotmail to his Gmail or AOL account, will he be ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I stop friends from posting my location on Facebook?

This Lifehacker post seems to be out of date. How can I stop friends from posting my location when they tag me and a location in their status?
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Load multiple KMZ files or geoRSS feeds into 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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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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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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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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Are there any services that will update Google Latitude from Yahoo Fire Eagle? [closed]

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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App/API that takes in IP and spits out (longitude,latitude) coords or timezone [closed]

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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Looking for geo-taxonomies libraries [closed]

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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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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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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Geolocate a batch of IP addresses [closed]

I'm looking for a website to localize IP addresses (at least country, town and ISP would be a plus) without limitation. I would like to enter several address (as this site does) from browser.
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Where do I get data for a geolocation web app from? [closed]

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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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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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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How can I only share my shouts on Foursquare? [closed]

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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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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Create a Google maps link to a specific location

I'm looking to create a link to a specific location using latitude and longitude for positioning, however I would also like to be able to add a marker onto the map as well, at the same location. 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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Can Google Analytics tell me where in a country traffic is coming from?

In a nutshell, I'd like to see what city traffic is coming from. Currently I can only seem to figure out how to detect which country traffic is coming from. Does anyone know if there is a way to ...
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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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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 ...