Google is making it easier for you to find out where you are, with the introduction of My Location for the desktop. First introduced in late 2007 as a tool for Google Maps for mobile, My Location
Your location history allows Google to show you useful information based on where you've been with the devices that you're signed in to with your Google Account. For example, you'll see predictions for your frequent commutes and better search results. The "Where Am I" app shows your current geograph location, including latitude & longitude, on Google Maps. The geolocation service is available on both desktop computers and mobile phones. The location finder service uses the Google Maps Geolocation API to determine the place. In spite of this, a Google spokesperson told WIRED that "we make sure Location History users know that when they disable the product, we continue to use location to improve the Google experience If you hover over it, it pops up saying "Your location." Now: if my Android is ON, even though I have the GPS "Location" turned OFF, the desktop Google maps page lights up my very house on the map. However if I log out of google, it doesn't. And, very interesting, if I turn off my phone, now the desktop cannot determine my physical
On my computer it shows my location in google maps as roughly 10km away from my physical location (i assume that is where the last visible node from my ISP is located). It could be that it's getting info from my phone, that sounds sensible.
" Click the checkbox for "Enable Location Services" so it is checked and turns blue. This allows apps and programs on your Mac to access your location which will allow you find your location on the Google Maps website. If your web browser is listed in the window on the right, make sure the checkbox is checked for your web browser as well. Google is making it easier for you to find out where you are, with the introduction of My Location for the desktop. First introduced in late 2007 as a tool for Google Maps for mobile, My Location If this is the first time you visit this site, You might be asked like this in Google Chrome : Or like this if you are using Firefox : In Both or other similar Please Click ALLOW or anything like "Share Location" meaning if you are prompted like above. So that My Current Location could show you your current location.. If the maps and location data are not shown, It means you might be
If you would have location (GPS) services enabled proxy/ vpn/ tor would not hide your real location. Also, proxy does not actually encrypt your traffic, basically it only changes your IP address. Also, you may be signed in to your Google account w
On your computer, open Google Maps. In the bottom right, click My location . The blue dot shows where you are. How Maps finds your current location. Maps estimates where you are from sources like your web browser's location information. Give Maps location permission in your browser. To center the map where you are, you'll need to give Maps