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Cupcake broke Google Maps for Geocachers?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rapax, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Rapax

    Rapax Member
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    I've been using my G1 for geocaching (geobeagle is amazing, btw), and I've noticed a change since the 1.5 OTA update went through.

    When I enter coordinates into google maps on the G1, it doesn't go to the exact coordinates like it used to, but instead seems to locate the nearest street address and mark that building. While this may be a nifty trick for navigation etc. it totally ruins any chance of finding the actual place you want to go to.

    Here's an example: Try going to 47 28.386 / 8 11.618 (use satellite view).
    The actual coordinates point to a location in the brush near the riverbank. But the 'A' marker in the maps application points to the nearby industrial building (address: Aarauerstrasse 90 in Brugg, Switzerland)

    You can verify this by entering the same coordinates into a dedicated GPS device, or even in google earth on your desktop machine.

    Does anyone know how to turns this annoying 'feature' off?
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    Have you tried Satellite mode as oppose to Traffic then maybe it won't lock to the nearest legal address ...

    I know In an App i use called Gps-1 Click Direction there is even a Walking Mode ...
     
  3. Rapax

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    Yes, in fact the traffic view mode doesn't work in Switzerland yet. I use the satellite mode almost exclusively.

    I might take a look at the app you mentioned. Thanks for the hint. Still, it would be nice to get this bug sorted asap. I'm thankful for any suggestions.

    EDIT: Sorry, just saw that GPS 1-Click direction is a paid app, so I can't use it.
     

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