in the latest Android versions the settings were made much more "simple". So we have just one toggle to change if all google-apps will have access to the GPS signal.
In my case, I´d like to disable it, except for Maps and Android-Device-Manager. But that´s not possible anymore! Because by switching this single toggle, you will enable GPS access also to PlayStore (-Services), G+, Now, Hangouts and much more datasucking applications.
But: As you can see in Maps, or in your location settings (last apps wich used your location), it still works by triangulate your GSM signal.
So, it seems that it doesn´t mind whatever you setup on the device.
What have you done? Don´t you mind about all these Applications, reading all your data and current locations?
Do you use any Apps which deactivate this behavior?