Web surfers will now be able to find local services when they browse thanks to a new plugin from Mozilla for Firefox.

The plugin known as Geode calculates a users position based on their current and near-by networks.

Accuracy is said to be within 10-20m and it can find your location in just seconds.

Mike Shaver from Mozilla was very positive about the project, talking briefly about the applications of Geode. “People have got to eat, but there is a lot more to it than that.”

“We see location as adding an extra layer to help get people the information they need.”

The technology which is similar to AGPS currently found on the iPhone and iPod touch.

The project is only an experimental add-on for Firefox, but a full launch of geolocation technology is expected in version 3.1 of Firefox.

Users can download the Geode plugin from Mozilla Labs.

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