If you don't have a GPS connected to your computer, you can enjoy this Windows 7 function thanks to Geosense. This application installs a kind of “position sensor” on your computer that, by using different methods, such as WiFi triangulation for example, gives you a rather good approximation to your current position.
To activate Geosense you have to follow these steps:
- Go to the Control Panel.
- Click the "Hardware and Sound" option.
- Select "Location and other sensors".
- Finally, on the screen that will appear, you'll be able to activate “Geosense Location Sensor”.
Currently, Geosense supports Google's positioning services (through Wi-Fi or IP), but in the future it's possible that they add compatibility with, Skyhook Wireless (Wi-Fi), Quova (Wi-Fi) and Navizon (Wi-Fi), among others.