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    adjust Google Maps "my location"?

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    In my rural area, Google maps is miles off in judging my location. Is there any way to reset it manually, or does it just think what it wants to think?

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    Without a GPS, you're at the mercy of triangulation of cell towers. And if you're in a rural area, you're pretty much screwed. Sorry.

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    I'm not really familiar with google maps, but isn't there a menu option to restore the app to it's original settings? (Maybe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshabo View Post
    I'm not really familiar with google maps, but isn't there a menu option to restore the app to it's original settings? (Maybe)

    Even if you do that it wont change the location, I live out in the country too so it fails in my area, as soon as I am in town it works fine. but it requires the trangulation of Cell towers and bing in the country means you are hitting one only, so GPS is the best for this.
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    You can always save a pinpoint where your house actually is, and use that for a starting point for directions, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenMarvin View Post
    You can always save a pinpoint where your house actually is, and use that for a starting point for directions, etc.
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    Yeah I do that with the Fire station I work out of as a volunteer. helps alot. Or sometimes we just drive to the house on fire.
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    I thought Google Maps could also use the GPS in my Pearl 8130. Does it have to be setup for that?

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    If you have an 8100 then your Google Maps will use GPRS which gives you your closest tower. Mine says I'm within 1700 meters.

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    My brother bought a small GPS bluetooth receiver, stuck it in his glove box and teathered it to his BB. It helped pinpoint him a little better...the device ran about $75 and is about the size of a zippo lighter. We have VZ Wireless, they've disabled GPS. I'm in protest...(p.s.-might find cheaper GPS recvr. on ebay.)

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    You DO realize that a GPS receiver needs to have a clear line-of-sight to the sky, don't you Jbee?

    Unless he only stores it in there, your brother's GPS receiver wouldn't be able to pickup ANY signals from within his glovebox...

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