Geopositioning, also known as geotracking, geolocalization, geolocating, or geolocation (as a verb), is the process of identification or estimation of the geographic position (as a noun) of an object,[1][2][3][4][5][6] such as a radar source, mobile phone, or Internet-connected computer terminal. In its simplest form, it involves the generation of a set of geographic coordinates but its usefulness is enhanced by the use of these coordinates to determine a meaningful location, such as a street address.

Principles of geolocation using GPS

Specific instances include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "geopositioning". ISO/TC 211 Geolexica. 2020-06-02. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. ^ Keating, J.B.; United States. Bureau of Land Management (1993). The Geo-Positioning Selection Guide for Resource Management. BLM technical note. Bureau of Land Management. p. 5. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  3. ^ Nait-Sidi-Moh, A.; Bakhouya, M.; Gaber, J.; Wack, M. (2013). Geopositioning and Mobility. ISTE. Wiley. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-118-74368-3. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  4. ^ Zamir, A.R.; Hakeem, A.; Van Gool, L.; Shah, M.; Szeliski, R. (2016). Large-Scale Visual Geo-Localization. Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (in Romanian). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-25781-5. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  5. ^ Progri, I. (2011). Geolocation of RF Signals: Principles and Simulations. Springer New York. ISBN 978-1-4419-7952-0. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  6. ^ Gentile, C.; Alsindi, N.; Raulefs, R.; Teolis, C. (2012). Geolocation Techniques: Principles and Applications. Springer New York. ISBN 978-1-4614-1836-8. Retrieved 2020-08-31.