A simple command-line utility (and module) to determine your current location, using Core Location, and optionally backing off to a web service.
Doko is a Python clone of Victor Jalencas's whereami utility. It requires OS X 10.6 (Mountain Lion) or later to function.
Kudos to Rich Healey for getting me started.
$ pip install doko
Enabling Core Location
On OS X 10.6 (Mountain Lion) or later, you can enable Core Location in System Preferences, in the "Security" or "Security & Privacy" section.
Using on the command-line
Using Core Services alone, you can just run the doko command:
$ doko 35.674851 139.701419
However, it relies on using wifi, and being enabled. If you won't have a wifi connection, you may see this:
$ doko location could not be found -- is wifi enabled?
In this case, you can back off to a much more approximate service based on your external IP with the --approx command:
$ doko --approx 35.674 139.701
This may return the location for the center of the nearest city. To debug the location returned, the --show option will open a Google Maps browser window displaying the coordinates on a map.
Using as a module
> import doko > doko.location() Location(latitude=35.674851, longitude=139.701419) > doko.geobytes_location() # approximate method Location(latitude=35.674, longitude=139.701)
- Fetch latitude and longitude using Core Location
- Provide backup method via GeoBytes page