Geolocation

Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope
Geolocation App

Geolocation is the process of identifying the geographical position of an object. For instance, the operator of a website may want to geolocate the site's visitors to know which parts of the world are giving the site most of its traffic. Another example would be a member of Facebook using geolocation to let their friends know where they had lunch or took a picture, also known as geotagging.

Geolocation on the Internet can be performed based on information, such as IP addresses, MAC addresses, RFIDs, Wi-Fi positioning, or device fingerprints.

Facebook, Internet terms, Mobile device