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geo- +‎ locate


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒi.oʊˈloʊ.keɪt/



geolocate (third-person singular simple present geolocates, present participle geolocating, simple past and past participle geolocated)

  1. to use GPS to provide map coordinates to a person or an object
    We have geolocated the missing ship, so we can now send rescue personnel.
    • 2022 June 29, Paul Clifton, “Using AI technology to manage lineside vegetation”, in RAIL, number 960, page 33:
      "We want a system that can identify the top tree species most important to Network Rail: ash, oak, sycamore and so on. You have to geolocate very precisely, using GPS and phone signals, all in a little yellow box on a train. It has to be repeatable and scalable."

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