Geographic location definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): The expenses, in terms of time and money, that a specific NoT incurs in terms of the non-mitigated reliability and security risks; additionally, the costs associated with each of the primitive components needed to build and operate a NoT. Cost is an estimation or prediction that can be measured or approximated. Cost drives the design decisions in building a NoT.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-183
reference: CSRC Glossary