The last release of Geosense for Windows (1.2) has known stability issues (read: crashes) and should be uninstalled as soon as possible.
What does Geosense do?
Geosense is a Windows Sensor that provides the Location and Sensors platform in Windows 7 with accurate and reasonably ubiquitous positioning information without requiring or the assistance of GPS hardware, enabling more practical location-based applications and scenarios on Windows 7.
Although not required, it works best on computers with a WiFi adapter.
How does it work?
We employ thousands of pigeons around the world to stalk our users with the promise of breadcrumbs.
No, seriously, Geosense is designed to use a hybrid mix of geolocation service providers and geolocation methods to pinpoint the most accurate location information possible - including but not limited to WiFi triangulation, cell tower triangulation and IP lookup.
The "P" word - privacy
Your privacy is important to us, but to be frank, there's very little in our control.
The positioning and location information Geosense provides to Windows 7 is available to any application that is running on your system. How each application may collect, use and share the information is at the discretion of each software vendor.
Why is it free?
We are neither hippies or rich but we want to help kickstart a pool of cool location-based or location-enhanced applications on Windows 7. We believe this is an adequate solution until PC vendors integrate hardware GPS sensors into Windows 7 PCs.