Description of problem:
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Steps to Reproduce:
2.start geome from command line by typing "geome"
"Unexected failure while determing location"
geographic coordinates are returned
From examining the source code, this error might be caused by Google shutting down the Gears WiFi location API.
They do provide an alternative API, which seems to be quite limited by the maximum number of 100 queries per API key per day.
Looks like the Google Maps website is also using some sort of WiFi location API (without needing the user to register for an API key) - maybe that can be used ?
Or maybe Skyhook ?
Yes that's the reason. I hadn't found an alternative service yet that comes with the right license.
Last I looked, the Google Maps API could only be used for displaying locations on google maps, so we cannot use that.
Skyhook requires a commercial license as well.
There were some openstreetmaps like alternatives trying to build up, but I don't think there is anything usable yet.
Looks like the GeoClue library is using some sort of WiFi location API:
Those links show:
#define WIFI_LOOKUP_BASE_URI "https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/browserlocation/json?browser=firefox&sensor=true"
So it is still the google api. However, reading up on their terms of services now seem to indicate one is allowed to use them:
"The Maps API is available for all sites that are accessible to consumers without charge. You can use the Google Maps APIs on both commercial and non-profit websites as long as your site meets the Terms of Service. "
I will update geome shortly. Thanks for the pointer
geome-2.0-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
geome-2.0-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
geome-2.0-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing geome-2.0-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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geome-2.0-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
geome-2.0-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
geome-2.0-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.