Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/01/05

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Subject: [Leica] Totally OT - but not Old Tilley
From: clive.moss at (Clive Moss)
Date: Sat Jan 5 07:16:19 2008
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It uses cell tower information -unless you add a GPS receiver, or have
a built in receiver. See
for information on which Blackberrys have built in GPS.
Strictly speaking  GPS uses satellites. If your device does not use
satellites, you are using a "Location Based Service" which uses cell
tower infornation to locate you.

On Jan 5, 2008 8:02 AM,  <> wrote:
> Do any of you computer/engineering whizzes -Brian? -know how the Google 
> Earth Beta for Blackberry works and why the GPS feature is consistently - 
> well, almost consistently - off by at least the advertised 1700 meters? Is 
> it triangulating on cell towers?
> Curious but severely uniformed minds want to know.
> Thanks
> B. D.

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