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Thread: Google Maps: My Current Location Is Inaccurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by y6y6y6 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stainless View Post
    How do I calibrate this.
    It really isn't something you can calibrate. Just make sure the GPS is on, and try to make sure the phone is within line of sight of as much sky overhead as possible.

    I've had my GPS become inactive when I'm between two semis. I suspect it might be a problem if you are driving between tall buildings as well. Putting it towards the front of the windshield so it can look straight up might help.
    The GPS satellites are in multiple places of the sky at any given time. The more satellites it can 'see', the more accurate it will be. If you are only receiving data from one satellite, it could be causing the device to appear off by the 1/4 mile that was stated earlier. Then, when more satellites can see the device, it should correct itself. So no calibration needed, just move to a place with a better clear view of the sky.
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    I don't think it is a reception issue since it is constant.
    I think it is a Google Map issue and their maps while fairly accurate are not accurately aligned where they should be.
    THey don't even line up with the satellite imagery
    This thing is looking pretty cool.
    Hope it is as tough as they say.
    I am easy on my phones, but if it is tough it should last forever, right ?
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    Should you have both "use wireless networks" AND "use GPS satellites" checked under the location settings, or just GPS?
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    Thanks everyone. I think it is an issue with google maps and cell phone towers. When using the GPS it is very accurate.
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    Yep all checked Use Cell TOwers and GPS.
    I really think their maps are off coordinate.
    This thing is looking pretty cool.
    Hope it is as tough as they say.
    I am easy on my phones, but if it is tough it should last forever, right ?
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    Coming from the BB Pearl I think the issue is the cell tower triangulation. I have the same problem inside while at work. Though it is several thousand miles off! LOL I am in boston and it thinks I am in colombia (the country not the university). Not always though but sometimes.

    The GPS is spot on though for me.

    ~Eric
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    Once I unchecked the "use wireless networks" option and just used the GPS, it found my EXACT location (and I'm inside a very large building right now). When I had both options checked, it was finding me about a half mile away.
    Last edited by JhankG; 11-18-2009 at 09:34 AM.
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