Photo geotagging without wifi or Internet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GUCCIMAN, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. GUCCIMAN macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    Hey all, so before I exchanged my wifi iPad for the 4g, I took some road shots and intersection pictures on the wifi model.

    Checked those pics after and it accurately geotagged them!? Can anyone explain this or the tech behind it?

    I was connected to wifi at home.. But i must have driven a good 20 mins from my house before taking pics. I know it couldn'tve taken on someone else's Internet cause there wasn't any signal around nor was I shown as connected.
  2. LJ50 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    I believe it doesn't need to be "connected" to a Wifi access point in order to use it to determine location.

    IIRC Apple used to use a system called "Skyhook", but now use their own proprietry system.

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