What is Geolocation?
Have you ever wondered why Netflix thinks you live in a different state or why an app wants you to enable your location? It all has to do with geolocation data. Your IP address does not show anyone your identity or address, but it can give others a general idea of where you are located. In some cases, your general location can be identified within a few miles of your actual address. Of course, it takes a trained computer wiz to figure out how to perform geolocation. Geolocation software is responsible for this ability to locate someone. It first hones in on your country, then your region, city, and zip code. But how exactly does this complex software work? And what might cause it to not work? Let’s find out.Read more