Default [Q] gps says i'm on the other side of the world

i don't know if this is specific to the note 3 or if it is a general android problem (i searched and didn't come up with much). anyway lately my phone tells me that even though i'm in east tennessee, my location is either china, libya, egypt, or morocco? first i thought it only occasionally happened while i was on at&t LTE but the last couple of days on home wifi i'm told i'm in china. not consistently, but randomly.

it even happens when the google location services is on or not. a time or two i've turned on waze and google maps and, well, let's just say it's hard to get directions from china or north africa to somewhere in tennessee. any ideas?