What is geolocation and geotagging?

Geolocation, as per Oxford Living Dictionaries, is defined as:

“The process or technique of identifying the geographical location of a person or device by means of digital information processed via the Internet.”

This definition adequately describes the function of geolocation tool in CLASS. This tool is made up of multiple sub-systems that work together to allow reporting on CLC clients and services distributed across various regions across Australia.

Geotagging, as per Anthony T. Holdener III in his HTML5 Geolocation: Bringing Location to Web Applications, is defined as:

“Adding geospatial metadata to digital media such as photographs, videos, text messages, tweets and web pages. The geospatial information usually captured in the metadata is latitude and longitude, altitude, accuracy, and heading.”

Developing the geolocation tool involved geotagging process of attaching geospatial metadata to existing Client Services (and they will continue attaching to future services) so that these data can be captured and generated via reports.