Geoclue2 provides geolocation services, that is, it lets applications find the user's geographical position. A mapping application could use this to present a "where am I" view, for example.

Geoclue2 intends to be able to provide positioning information in several ways: from the GPS in a WWAN modem, from a Wi-Fi access point's data, or from the computer's IP address.

Geoclue2 also intends to provide privacy for users who do not want to reveal their geographical location. Only applications allowed by the user will be able to get geolocation information.