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Odd GPS Issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JPForth, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. JPForth

    JPForth New Member
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    Greetings all. Anyone had issues with the GPS location? Today, my Droid travelled around the world in 2 hours. I work in Arizona, Maps said I was in Bogota, Columbia, Beverly Hills, CA and other various sites.

    Just curious if anyone else had see this...
     

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  2. anderson.mcdaniel

    anderson.mcdaniel Active Member
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    Every once in awhile, I'll wake up and check the weather and it will say I'm in minnesota, or arizona, wherever. I think its a known issue, but if you turn off gps and turn it back on, it will be correct. At least it always has for me.
     
  3. cavitating

    cavitating Active Member
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    My GPS has been off a bit, placing me about 1/2 mile away from where I am and the arrow pointing in random locations. I also went to Google Sky and it had everything off by 90 degrees or so (North was west, west was south, etc.)
     
  4. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member
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    If you are not moving, do a figure 8 over your head with the Droid. That will tighten your reading and azimuth. It really works not a joke. It is referrencing.
     
  5. Source

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    college :(
    every now and then when im using GPS, maps will tell me to go straight on a road, then take a jugg handle and make a right which is all cases is the same as going straight.

    i love the app, but it's got its quirks.
     
  6. Trapper31

    Trapper31 Well-Known Member
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    I just had an issue this morning, and I wonder if the GPS was the culprit...

    I use my phone for my alarm every day, and this morning after I hit 'dismiss' my clock immediately changed from 5:30 to 4:30. I have no idea why this happened, it did not right itself until I rebooted the phone.

    Now, for the past couple of days I have been leaving the GPS enabled, but in the past I always had it turned off unless I was using it. Would the GPS get out-of-whack over night, and affect the clock? I thought the time was pulled from the cell network, but who knows?
     

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