I think GPS maybe off by just a bit...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kracker, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. kracker macrumors member

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    Umm I wasn't driving into water...


    All from the same location just kept changing...
     

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  2. archipellago macrumors 65816

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  4. rjsmith18 macrumors member

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    Ive noticed after 2.02 that the GPS has been off by a good 50 feet...
     
  5. pj rage macrumors 6502

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  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you could be anywhere in the big blue circle, if you are fine, if not, ?
     
  7. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Reminds me of when we were in Provence, driving along the edge of the Gorges du Verdon, the Grand Canyon du Verdon, which was on the right hand side, when suddenly our TomTom announced "In 50 yards, TURN RIGHT." :eek:
     
  8. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    mine got a little better since the update, before when i was in the house and i just tested it out it was on the other side of the house which wasn't a big deal at all but now it pretty much locks into the location of my room!
     
  9. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Your friend TomTom wants to swim!!
     
  10. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately the river was several hundred metres down the gorge!
     
  11. squeakyclutch macrumors member

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    found that rebooting helps. I got off at the wrong bus stop yesterday, and tried to figure out where I was using the iPhone gps, only to be told I was on a golf course on the other side of town. I rebooted on the spot and the gps was a bit more accurate.
     
  12. BostonMMA macrumors newbie

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    mine works great, the big blue circle means it hasn't pinpointed your location... i just wait a minute usually and it locks right on where i am and is great.
     
  13. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Might I suggest you guys use google and find out how all GPS works, there is error on all GPS signals, it depends on many things, like how satellites you've locked on to, there relative positions, weather conditions, and obstructions.

    The big blue area is basically the error, like the other poster said, you should be somewhere inside that circle.
     

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