the identification of an object's real world location

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Why does location service turn itself off?

I have an iOS application that has been marked as needing background service (Location Updates). When the app is in the foreground, I see the location arrow in the top status bar. However if I ...
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How to manually edit locations in iPhoto 9.5 ('11) in a bigger window?

With the previous versions of iPhoto, I was used to add a location for an album or batch of pictures taken during the same outdoor trip (backcountry skiing or alpinism tour for instance). My camera is ...
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How do I link/call an actual shell script saved within an Applescript app?

What's the correct syntax in the Applescript below to make this app run by double clicking on it rather than how it runs now by just running the Applescript in the AS script editor? The Shell script ...
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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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How does Maps on Mac OS determine the computer's location

How does Maps on Mac OS finds the computer's location so precisely? There is no GPS chip on the Mac, so how does it really work? Can someone provide details about the process used by the Mac OS ...
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What iPhone app will allow one person to track the location of another in real-time?

With the permission of the person being tracked, of course! I'm running in a marathon and want my family and friends to be able to see my location on a map in real-time (or very close to it). Are ...
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How to see your frequent location history in iOS 7.0.2?

I have an iPhone 4s and I can't see my frequent location history where it is supposed to be. I can only see the "Frequent Locations" and "Improve Maps" toggles.
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What is “useful location-related information” that “Frequent Locations” setting provides?

The Frequent Locations setting explains itself quite vaguely: I see the service polling my current location often* but I don't see any concrete benefits having this option turned on. In another ...
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How does Bluetooth improve location accuracy?

I noticed that iOS 7 on my iPad now says this in the Bluetooth pane of the preferences if Bluetooth is turned off: "Location accuracy and nearby services are improved when Bluetooth is turned on." ...
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Access the GPS from Terminal [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out the location of a computer similar to the "set time by location" feature via command line? I'm working on a little script that would update my network location settings ...
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How do I enable apps created in Fluid to access location data for my computer?

Some of the apps I am trying to create need me to share my location to function at their best, but fluid app seems to not allow this. I have looked through all the settings, but I can't find this ...
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No geolocation data in my photos even though location services are on for Camera

It turns out none of my photos on my iPhone 4S (ios 6.1.3) are geotagged. The location services are on for camera and GPS works (confirmed in Maps for example). I downloaded an image via image ...
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iPhone doesn't show location in certain apps

My iPhone 4 has several apps that I use location services on. But one set of 2 apps from the same developer will not show my location. They are enabled in Location Services, and show a grey arrow to ...
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Will I still have a geo-tag if I take a screenshot on my computer?

I am sure the answer is no but I am always a bit more investigative. Let's say I took an picture with my iPhone 5 and the image has geo tags. I email it to myself and then I take a screenshot my ...
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How can I use an iPhone to “tag” a location using GPS so I can bookmark a location?

I need to tag a "location" of interest such as An nest or hive out in nature where no cellular service is available Location of a good view on a mountain (where no cell service is visible) Location ...
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Manually Set Location Services Location

My iMac rarely has WiFi turned on since I use Ethernet, however Location Services seem to need a WiFi connection (they both connect to the same router, so I fail to see the logic there… but there we ...
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Does Apple allocate a different app id for an app when submitting multiple builds for different geos?

If I submit one build for the US and a different build for the rest of the world, will Apple give me 2 separate app ids? I.e. if everything is the same (app name, etc.) except for the actual game ...
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Determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5

Is there a way to determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5? There's another question, Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal? (Mountain Lion), but it seems to ...
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Can GPS be used by more than 1 app at a time

I'm looking at various apps which use GPS tracking, and was wondering if more than 1 app at a time was able to gain access to the GPS data? For example I might want to use one app with route planning ...
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iPad maps: hide location circle

Is ther a way to hide the blue location circle on the iPad maps? I know I could disable wifi, but I still want to be able to access the maps. What I am trying to do is to zoom all the way out in ...
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What location data will an Android phone provide to an iOS device that lacks GPS?

Will my iPad 4 Wi-Fi only (or an iPod touch) get live location data for navigation purposes if I connect to an Android mobile phone that is enabled as a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag photos without a data connection?

In a few weeks, I will have the iPhone 4. I won't take data with SMS-call hours. But I love taking pictures wherever I go, and the geo-tagging feature is a great thing. Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag ...
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How to disable location services? (MacOSX 10.6.8)

I just downloaded an application, that asked me permission to figure my location. I said "OK, let's see what happens". Next thing I know, my lat/long with 4 decimal places and a pin on a Google map ...
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Location Indicator, Hollow vs. Solid

The location indicator in the top bar of iOS seems to have two states: hollow and solid. Hollow: And solid: I know that the icon is visible whenever an application is using Location Services, ...
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nvram -p shows “LocationServicesEnabled %01” … does that mean I have a GPS?

What does LocationServicesEnabled mean on a MacBookPro Retina?
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how might one spoof geographic location on a desktop Mac

I use a social network site that attaches location information to posts made on iPhones or MacBooks. When I post from my desktop, no GPS information is available and this field is left blank (there is ...
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How to publish the Places map from Aperture with geotagged pictures?

So I have a set of pictures taken along the way of a road trip. They were taken with an iPhone so they're geotagged but we could be dealing with manually geotagged pics, doesn't matter. I want to ...
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Does there exist an iPhone application that can call an online API (RESTful or otherwise) triggered by geofences?

I've pretty much stated the entire question in the title: I'm looking for an iPhone application that can call an online API (preferably RESTful but I'll accept anything) as a reaction to triggering a ...
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iOS 6 - does it save my location?

I recently found out that the iPhone keeps (at least on older versions) your location data in a data file: http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/#faq I have an iPhone on iOS 6 but my ...
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Automatically executing actions according to the current location

I would like to have in my MacBook Pro a functionality which execute automatically some actions according to my current location. This actions could be for example Change the default printer Change ...
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What is the function of each of the system location services in iOS 6?

I'd like to know what functionality I gain or lose by enabling / deactivating each of the services under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. Some incomplete information is ...
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Retroactively geotag photos

On my iPhone, I normally turn off Location Services on the Camera for privacy. I turned it in today for a specific event, but not before I had taken several photos without location information. How ...
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Why does my wifi iPad think its location is in another state?

I live in MA but my iPad thinks it is in Clarksville, Indiana (both in Maps and other apps). This becomes annoying if I try to post in Facebook and all friends ask what I am doing in IN. This has been ...
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Can I reset my privacy settings on OS X Mountain Lion like I can on iOS 6?

iOS allows me to reset my location settings, causing apps to have to ask me again if they can use my location information. iOS 6 allows me to reset all location and privacy settings globally as well: ...
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Al Jazeera sports aplication geolocation problems for iPad

I have an app for Al Jazeera sports. I have a subscription with them on the app, and now I'm going to the USA to study and I need to watch the games on my iPad since I'll have no TV access when the ...
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On new iPad, “notify me” button does not function in Find My Friends

I want to use the new notify me feature in find my friends, so I can know when they arrive at XX or leave from YY. I have two friends set up in Find my Friends. I have upgraded to the new iOS 6. ...
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NMEA GPS data from mobile hotspot -> Wifi-only iPad

I have a 4G mobile hotspot for when I travel on business. It makes NMEA GPS data available to connected clients. I've been thinking about buying an iPad (first one for me). Can the wifi-only iPad ...
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Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal?

Some GUI apps use OS X location services, but I want to retrieve a Mac's physical location from the command line. This could be useful for running scripts, switching settings etc. The mechanism should ...
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Does the iPad 2 location services work without WiFi?

I'm going on holiday and downloaded some offline maps app, I was just wondering if the location services (GPS?) work without any data i.e Wifi for 3G on the iPad 2?
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How do I get iOS Reminders to recognize my location/geofence better?

I really like the idea of location based reminders, and would love to use them more. When I first tried them, they worked great. I had it setup to remind me to do something when I got home, and the ...
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How can I remove geolocation info from a picture on an iPhone?

Since geolocation info is usually preserved when I share a photo from my iPhone, I was wondering what the simplest way is to remove this geolocation info from an existing picture. To be clear: I ...
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Is picture location info retained when I share a photo?

When I send a picture to a friend (e.g. via Messages, Mail, or Tweet), is the location information in that photo preserved? In other words, can they see where I took that photo? What about when I use ...
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Concern with location sevices on previously owned iPad

I bought an iPad off of Craigslist, I wiped it clean and set it up as my own. Is there any way that the previous owner can view my location? Either with MobileMe or find my iPad?
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Why do Location Services turn off on its own sometime?

I have an iPhone 3Gs and the latest iPod Touch. Neither have 3G data connectivity and are only connected to the Internet via WiFi. When either device spends a while not being connected to WiFi (for ...
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How would Find my iPod work on a locked iPod Touch?

In order for an iPod Touch (which has Find My iPod enabled) to let Apple's servers know where it is located (e.g. via Wi-Fi positioning), I believe it needs to transmit the location over Wi-Fi. Let's ...
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Help with troubleshooting location services where one app isn't registering

We have an app which uses Location Services. One of our users is complaining that he can't see the app in the Location Services settings, even though the appellation reports that Location Services are ...
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Why can't I turn on Location Services in OS X?

Each time I open System Preferences, I authenticate and turn on Enable Location Services. The check box appears to turn on, but if I close System Preferences and look, it's off again. When this ...
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How can I prevent turning off the locations services on managed iPhones?

Is it possible to disallow iPhone/iPad users to turn off the location services on their iDevices? E.g. by configuring profiles, software or system settings, etc. I have a client that needs to track ...
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How did iPhone 4 know to switch timezone in Airplane Mode?

I have both an iPhone 4 (from work) and an iPhone 3GS (personal). Today I took a cross country flight from BOS to LAX. Upon boarding the plane this morning, after having stayed up all night packing ...
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A way for an iPhone to automaticly login to a captive portal (auto-submit a form based on location?)

The wifi connectivity at my office is behind a captive portal; before you can use it you need to select your classification and then login using your standard security credentials. Since we require ...