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Apps GPS location testers - recommendation ?

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by ac4android, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. ac4android

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    Hi.
    This is what I am trying to test:
    On a good day, I read that a Samsung Galaxy can return an accuracy down to 3 meters (9 feet), but even if I were to stand very still, it can still wander within a circle of probability of how many meters?

    BUT that exceeds GPS WAAS accuracy. So I am dubious.

    Unless of course, the GPS chip has build-in WAAS? Again I am sceptical.

    I want to try out a few GPS location tester app on Droids for accuracy, using devices from different manufacturers.

    There seems to be a few apps out there, can anybody recommend a reliable one that you have used or heard that someone has used?
     

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    After some googling, that's how I see it too.
    I read somewhere Raytheon developed a $20000 mortar shell with GPS guidance. The marines ( army?) tested it and 3 rounds managed to land within 10meters of target at a distance of 7000 meters.
    I think they are serious..

    Interesting article, I was taken for a ride by GPS when I first settled in SOCAL , so I can emathise
     
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    My GPS watch is accurate to within 10 metres. :)
     

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