General GPS Not Totally Accurate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Needz_Android, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member
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    If you open up your maps application, does it pinpoint your address exactly?

    Its placing me slightly outside of the blue circle it generates. Not sure why? Maybe it will update correctly once I leave work?

    Is this happening to anyone else?
     

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  2. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member
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    and to add to my OP, how do you access turn by turn navigation?
     
  3. cgulick

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    Is your gps location enabled? If not it tries to locate you based on nearby cell towers which isn't nearly as accurate. Also, if you are in an office building it may not be able to track enough satellites to give you an accurate location. Try it near a window or outside. I noticed that the blue circle changes in size depending on where I am in my office building, I'm guessing this is just the estimated margin of error maybe? When the GPS does lock in the blue circle goes away and the arrow is EXACTLY on my location. I zoomed into my house last night and was able to see myself walking between rooms and what direction I was facing. Way too cool!!! :D
     
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  4. cgulick

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    Go to All Programs > Car Panel.
     
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  5. Needz_Android

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    what exactly are "footprints"?
     

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