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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyxs, May 5, 2012.

  1. cyxs

    cyxs Lurker
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    When a photo is taken using GPS feature, how come when trying to find the location of the photo on maps the closest highway is shown and not the location of the photo.

  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    Hello cyxs,
    That's a good question. I would guess that maybe the GPS wasn't fully locked in. I know with mine, sometimes it says something like "Accurate up to 300m", and other times it says "Accurate up to 2m"....

    That *might* be it.

    I hope that helps, and I thought I'd take this time to also welcome you to the forums!
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Try this in the Maps text box. Type "loc:" without space in front of the coordinates.

    So Maps will show you the "true" location of the GPS coordinates and not the nearest road close to the location.

  4. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert

    Basically this. You need to enable the gps section under Menu > Settings > Location & Security. Otherwise it will determine your location either via your signal or, if enabled and connected, your wifi.
  5. BarnumC

    BarnumC Member

    I go geocaching and have noticed that the phone is as accurate as the Garmin I use, saying that the Garmin suffers when theres thick cloud cover, so atmospherics 'might' have played a part in it
  6. chilvenlee

    chilvenlee Lurker

    It could be taking GPS from your cell network instead of your GPS unit. Try this one which worked well for me, and it has facebook connectivity:



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