where am i ?
only just realised its almost pointless turning off #geotagging in goog android photo app if you have goog location history turned on and you are using google photo backup
thats because goog photos matches timestamps from your location history against your photos to auto geotag them ! and if you are google maps contributor it then asks you to add them to goog maps
and thats how i discovered goog photos auto geotagging
i think goog should add geofences like @smugug @flickr used to do
if you use flickr you can now create up to 10 circular geofences with a radius of 50m to 5000m that will hide all exif geo positioning info from your public photos
When you visit a location-aware website, Firefox will ask you if you want to share your location:
If you consent, Firefox gathers information about nearby wireless access points and your computer’s IP address. Then Firefox sends this information to the default geolocation service provider, Google Location Services, to get an estimate of your location. That location estimate is then shared with the requesting website.
But if you wish to disable the feature completely you can follow this set of steps:
- In the URL bar, type
- Double click on the geo.enabled preference
MaxMind GeoIP IP to country lookup library (for PHP)