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Old 12-14-2009, 05:25 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

Bumping this thread to the top, did you find a resolution to your problem? Im constantly getting my location within 1000 meters. Again, never had this problem with the TP1.

I plan on having my phone side by side with a friends TP2. He says he never encounters this problem
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:59 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

If you are off my so much then is is not using your gps for location just cell tower location.
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

depending on what version of Google Maps you have, the "my location" feature will be better or worse. the current build on the NRG roms are the worst offenders i think. some of the older builds were much better.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

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If you are off my so much then is is not using your gps for location just cell tower location.
that's an issue too, actually. the newer builds have an issue with the cell tower location. not sure why.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:44 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

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depending on what version of Google Maps you have, the "my location" feature will be better or worse. the current build on the NRG roms are the worst offenders i think. some of the older builds were much better.
But once the GPS gets a lock then that doesn't matter.

Sounds like folks are not turning the GPS on or the GPS is not getting a lock.

If they did turn the GPS on it will either lock or report back "Weak GPS Signal". Which was not stated so I think they just didn't turn the GPS on in Google Maps.

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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

My TP2 does this when I'm inside. When I step outside, it gives me my exact location
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

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But once the GPS gets a lock then that doesn't matter.

Sounds like folks are not turning the GPS on or the GPS is not getting a lock.

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as i was told a few days ago, some people use it as they're driving just to get a quick fix on where they are. without the gps on. i'm not entirely sure why this would be desired but that's what i was told. as for me, i always turn on my gps and my location is pretty accurate.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:49 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

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as i was told a few days ago, some people use it as they're driving just to get a quick fix on where they are. without the gps on. i'm not entirely sure why this would be desired but that's what i was told. as for me, i always turn on my gps and my location is pretty accurate.
But the topic of the thread is he wants better than 1000 meters, meaning he's looking for a "GPS" accurate position. And because by default GoogleMaps does a tower lock first folks often think that's as good as it gets. It's a common newbie mistake with GoogleMaps these days.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

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But the topic of the thread is he wants better than 1000 meters, meaning he's looking for a "GPS" accurate position. And because by default GoogleMaps does a tower lock first folks often think that's as good as it gets. It's a common newbie mistake with GoogleMaps these days.
make sense to me.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:08 PM
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Re: MY LOCATION is wrong in Google Maps.

I never got this fixed. I do turn on the GPS feature in google maps. I never has this issue with my TP.
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