Geolocation or Internet Protocol Address Location refers to identifying the real-world geographic location of an Enity.

Geolocation can be used to refer to the practice of assessing the location, or it can be used to refer to the actual assessed location or locational data.

Several different methods may be used alone or combined to perform Geolocation. Some of the methods are:

Geolocation can be performed by associating a geographic location with:

Geolocation may prove beneficial as one factor in a Multi-Factor Authentication strategy. However, since many geolocation software currently produces usable results only for land-based or wired communications, it may not be suitable for some wireless networks that can also access the Internet such as cellular/digital telephones.

Geolocation may refer to the practice of assessing the location, or to the actual assessed location.

Geolocation is closely related to the use of positioning systems but may be distinguished from it by a greater emphasis on determining a meaningful location (e.g. a street address) rather than just a set of geographic coordinates.

Mobile Device Geolocation data collection where the data is not derived from satellite but from the Mobile Networks' cells/transmitters. There is a lower precision here than GPS but it is still capable of siting a device (or person) to within a few hundred yards or less.

Mobile devices, whether they are IOS, Android or Microsoft Windows, are highly capable of transmitting Geolocation data. Many apps rely on this data for revenue generation and targeting of ads; and both Google and Apple make use of the mass of data being acquired from mobile devices.

Wi-Fi Positioning System is often used yo enhance or when Internet Protocol Address Location.

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