|Stable release||2.1.8 / April 15, 2014|
|License||GNU Lesser General Public License|
Geoclue is a D-Bus service that provides location information. The primary goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware applications as simple as possible, while the secondary goal is to ensure that no application can access location information without explicit permission from user.
The aim of project is to utilize all possible sources of geolocation to best find user's location:
- WiFi-based geolocation (accuracy: in meters)
- GPS(A) receivers (accuracy: in centimeters)
- 3G modems (accuracy: in kilometers, unless modem has GPS)
- GeoIP (accuracy: city-level)
Geoclue used to also do (reverse-)geocoding but that functionality has been dropped in favor of geocode-glib library.