An administrator can change the following location settings in Administration > Site administration > Location > Location settings.
Time zone settings
Note for sites upgrading to 2.9 from an earlier version: Custom time zone code has been replaced in Moodle 2.9 with standard PHP date and time code. If your PHP version is over 6 months old, time zone data should be updated using the PECL timezonedb package.
If a particular time zone is forced, users will see the name of the time zone on their edit profile page and will be not be able to change it.
Select the country to appear by default on a new user account page form.
IP address lookup
GeoIP City data file
Location of GeoIP City binary data file. This is a non-invasive way to determine geographical and other information about Internet visitors in real-time. This file is not part of Moodle distribution and must be obtained separately from MaxMind. There is a GeoIPLite version for free.
Google Maps API key
After updating the information in this section, IP's that are displayed as a link, such as in reports, when clicked will open new window with a Google Map indicating the location of the IP, if found and if not a private address.