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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bomber12, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. bomber12

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    Google Sky map is not working correctly.

    The display remains stationary when I slowly rotate from North around 360deg.

    When I move the phone vertically from the horizon upwards, the constellations change,as expected.

    GPS is enabled and gives my correct location when Sky Map starts.

    Has anyone, any suggestions. I am an astronomer, and bought my Hero because of this application.

    My phone details are:-
    HTC hero
    Firmware 1.5
    Build No: 2.73.61.66
    Software version: 1.0.0.A6288

    Thanks in anticipation.
     

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    So up/down works, but not left/right? You might want to try to recalibrate your compass; I need to do that frequently.

    Here's one method that I've found to be effective:
    Compass calibration
     
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    By your description it sounds like it's working correctly....
     
  4. bomber12

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    It's not working correctly. It's working in elevation, but not in azimuth. KlaymenDK explained it easier, up & down is fine, but left/right does not work.

    I am in the process of downloading "Compass" from Snaptic, and will try to reset my Hero. Thanks for your suggestion KlaymenDK
     
  5. bomber12

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    As you suggested, I installed Compass, and calibrated my Hero. Now in Sky map the display changes as I move left or right. perfect.

    It look like your suggestion has solved my problem.

    Thanks for your swift response to my query.
     
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    I love the Sky Maps app. :)
     
  7. bomber12

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    Google sky map is now working perfectly. I solved the problem, with the help of this forum.

    Solution. I put my phone case with a magnetic clasp in the bin. No stray magnetic fields has solved the problem.
     
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    I had a case for my Galaxy S the magnet was in the flip cover and flipped away from the phone enough to work. My Galaxy S 11 case has the magnet behind the phone, not good for the compass in the phone.
     

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