Easily access location details via Indicator Location, lightweight effective utility
One's geographical location can play various relevant roles in various situations, like for instance observing latitude and longitude, accurate perception of a specific location when traveling to a nearby city/area, extra details about one's home, etc, situations that can (sometimes) benefit a quick hassle-free look at certain accurate geographical bits.
Furthermore, testing/installing/learning about specific location-based applications, can sometimes be strengthened by seeing inaccuracies between user's actual geographical location and the provided/detected location as generated by various software, such as GeoClue.
GeoClue is a software framework useful to enable geospatial functionalities in applications, software used by numerous apps under Ubuntu.
Indicator Location is a handy effective appindicator, that allows the user to visualize a GeoClue-based geographical location in a matter of seconds.
Basically, the monochrome icon-enabled appindicator's usage is as simple as clicking on it and hovering the mouse pointer over
Details, latter action that summons a menu containing relevant accurate location details, such as
Indicator Location features a double-sided approach, accessing
Details, exposes a basic set of geographical details, yet, clicking
Open Map, opens one's location via Emerillon Map Viewer, latter mode taking the basic functionality to a more advanced mode with extra possibilities (provided by Emerillon Map Viewer, like different map types, option to search for different locations, zoom IN/OUT, etc).
Indicator Location 0.0.4 comes with proper HUD support, consequently, pressing the
Alt key (and thus summoning the HUD), typing
map (Location-->Open Map) and pressig
Enter, opens the Emerillon-powered map.
How do we install Indicator Location 0.0.4?
Add the following official PPA (Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ted/indicator-location
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-location
Indicator Location will be launched at startup.