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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Google showing wrong country

I'm in the UK but whenever I go on to www.google.com in incognito, it always goes to the UAE version and I don't know how to fix it. It shows UK when I'm signed in. At the bottom of the page it says &...
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How to spoof the google search result with different Geo location

Do we have any way to bypass the actual geo location in google search result page. In the Google result end of page, we can see the phrase "Based on your past activity". how it picks this ? ...
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Why are all the "find your friends" Facebook apps not working anymore?

All "find your friends" Facebook apps listed here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-facebook-friends-world-map/, do not work anymore. This article was from 2011, but all searches for more recent ...
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Google Maps grey dotted lines identified location

I clicked to search for directions on a place on Google and it redirected to Maps. Google was able to precisely identify my location The map displayed several thick grey dotted curves all converging ...
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How to add GPS coordinates instead of address in new Google Contacts

tl;dr: How to add GPS location instead of address in new Google Contacts using PC computer? It seems to be possible only using mobile version (Contacts in Android). I'd like to add a GPS coords ...
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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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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 ...
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