Geolocation is the process of identifying the geographical location of a person based on the digital information given off by his/her Internet-connected device. While several technologies can be used to determine a person’s geolocation, one reliable way is to use his/her IP address. The following geographical details can be gleaned from knowing one’s IP address:
- Region, state, or province
- Latitude and longitude
- Time zone
- Postal code
Geotagging is the process of adding geographical details to a photo, a video, or any media in the form of metadata. It helps people find where a picture or video was taken or where an article or social media update was posted.