Google Geolocation Test in Firefox 3.5

Firefox 3.5 beta 4 or higher

If you want to see your position on the map, please click here and grant to offer your information to

How it works?

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 and higher starts to support W3C's Geolocation APIs[2] developed by based on Gears Geolocation API[3]. It offers your privacy information such as IP address of your PC or Wi/fi to Google server for recognizing your position under only your agreement.

Firefox doesn't save your information or send them to any other 3rd party. If you grant to get your position, your location informations may be sent to your web site as well Google's geolocation server. But, Firefox also doesn't send the informaton of web site that wants to get your position to Google.

Firefox user can change default setting for Geolocation service from Google to another 3rd party that supports W3C Geolocation APIs. You type "about:config" in address bar and change "geo.wifi.uri" from "" to another. Now there is no services to do.

  1. Geolocation in Firefox
  2. Geolocation API Spec
  3. Gears Geolocation API