I don't use GPS often, but I do use it. With Froyo, it was off by inches, something I could live with. I tried using GPS today, first time since I downloaded and installed Gingerbread, and it is off by about 7 miles. This is definitely unexeptable. I did a search of GPS and found nothing to help me. Any one got any suggestions? Gerio, Ann154, Wildman.
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Downloaded GPS Test and it worked nicely. I opened my Google map and i was very close to where I live. The arrow was pointing to the house across the street from where I live. Doable, only a few feet off. I then went to places and it worked like a charm. Thanks everybody for your input, I appreciate all the help.
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It was off on both Google maps and on the apps Places, which I like to use to find new restaurants. With Froyo, it gave me restaurants usually within a 10 mile radius. Now with GB, it gives me restaurants, still well within driving distance, but off by roughly 7 miles. BTW, I greened all three GPS items: Google, Verizon, and GPS, individually and in pairs, and finally all three together.
7 miles while moving or stationary or both? what area?
using gps and verizon towers?
Stationary. The area is within the greater Kansas City area. With Froyo and using "Places" I've found quite a few great restaurants, since I don't like to cook and/or wash dishes afterwards.
I would turn it all off and use just the GPS. GPS satellites are the most accurate, while using Verizon Towers is the least accurate. It sounds like to me, while in the city with big buildings around, the phone is using the Verizon towers because it cannot see enough satellites to get a fix. That could cause the maps to be way off on your location.
Then again, it could be the phone. Its really hard to say at this point.
If you do try to use GPS only, please let us know what happens.
then don't you think the signal has the same hard time getting around the buildings for a phone call??
using only verizon towers for location, i'm within 100 yds or so.
The signal does have a hard time getting around buildings, but you also have towers is more locations, and the towers have more power to them than the GPS signals.
If you're getting within 100 yards of your destination off the towers, then you are seeing more than one tower at a time. It is easier to pinpoint a location with 2 fixes, than to with one. If I use Towers only in my location, I am off by a couple of miles for the most part, using GPS only, I am within 50 feet at all times.