Map and navigation with wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by foxnews1, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. foxnews1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2010
    on apple site, it said that the wifi ipad on pinpoint current location using wifi hot spot. this way you can get direction to a nearest restaurant. does it work for any wifi spot? what about using a phone as a wifi spot? if I am in a moving car and use my phone as a wifi hot spot, can ipad pinpoint where it is located and get a map/direction?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    There's a company that keeps a database of wifi hotspots, and the wifi location works by referencing the location of the nearest known hotspots. A mobile hotspot like one created by your phone would be useless at providing location this way, because mobile hotspots are themselves moving and not in a fixed location.

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