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Unread 02-13-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Google Maps Mobile Question

An employee of a major electronics chain told me the latest version of google maps mobile will trianglulate your position useing cell phone towers.Is this BS true? I could not find any info on it.

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Unread 02-13-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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The technology is out there, but is it public? Seems like an invasion of privacy issue.
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It is true.

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The My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your current location on the map - it's not GPS, but it comes pretty close (approximately 1000m close, on average).
http://www.google.com/gmm/mylocation.html?hl=en
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I have the feature downloaded on to my Crackberry. It really varies. When I am home, it comes within a block of my house. When I am at work, it is about 4 miles off. I also had it on my road trip at Christmas between Colorado and Washington state. There were a lot of areas in Wyoming and Montana that the signal was so bad it had my location about 100 miles off.

It is still a pretty cool feature, especially how much I travel around the country.
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My iPhone has it
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Unread 02-14-2008, 06:29 AM   #6
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Ok I have it now, but all I ever get is my location is current not aviable. Lame, this program gets a huge fail!
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Unread 02-14-2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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Ok I have it now, but all I ever get is my location is current not aviable. Lame, this program gets a huge fail!
iPhone version works great for me too!
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iPhone version works great for me too!

x3 ^^^^ Works perfect for me too.
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