Let X be a compact metric space. A closed set K is located if the distance function d(x, K) exists as a continuous realvalued function on X ; weakly located if the predicate d(x, K) > r is # 1 allowing parameters. The purpose of this paper is to explore the concepts of located and weakly located subsets of a compact separable metric space in the context of subsystems of second order arithmetic such as RCA 0 , WKL 0 and ACA 0 . We also give some applications of these concepts by discussing some versions of the Tietze extension theorem. In particular we prove an RCA 0 version of this result for weakly located closed sets.