Uses available sources of geolocation, including GPS, WiFi BSSID (via Mozilla Location Services), with fallback to IP city-level localization.
Acts as a Python API to DBUS geoclue.
apt install gcc libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev geoclue geoclue-examples
You need a location provider. Here we use Skyhook, but you can select another or several other location providers:
apt install geoclue-skyhook
Be sure your location providers are working.
geoclue-skyhook: ~ 100 meter accuracy in urban locations
geoclue-ubuntu-geoip: within a city or county
These don't seem to be working.
Mozilla Location Services are also usable in Geoclue.
pip install -e .
Currently Python 2.7 is only supported version:
First of all, be sure
/usr/lib/geoclue-2.0/demos/where-am-i work. Ifnot, then there's
likely an issue with DBUS or your WiFi systems.
Skyhook update rate is about once per minute--you'll get cached results if you query Skyhook at less than once per minute.
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Error.notAvailable: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers
This happens if you don't have a working provider configured, or if there isn't an internet connection.
The resurrection of this program currently requires Python 2.7 and the deprecated dbus-python package. We'd welcome pull requests building to Python 3 compatibility. The place to start would be with a Python 3 compatibile Python DBUS API.
Here are a couple Python demos using Geoclue2