What is geolocation and how does it actually work?
Geolocation is the process of locating a physical object by using its approximate geographical coordinates. It’s not as complicated as it sounds as an object’s location can be determined with a simple triangulation calculation.
From a technology perspective, geolocation is a technology that uses your device's GPS and/or Wi-Fi to detect where you are. It also relies on various other sensors to figure out what type of location it is.
It can also be considered as a method of tracking the geographical coordinates of cellular phones and other wireless devices. The data is sent to and from a network provider’s cell site or an infrastructure facility such as a GPS satellite.