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Old 11-29-2007, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Google Maps offers pseudo-GPS

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Just wanted to let everyone know that there's a new version of google maps (go to Google to download) that offers a pseudo-GPS feature for blackberries without GPS. It uses signal strength between multiple towers to triangulate your position.

I live in the suburbs of a large city, and it's accurate to within a quarter mile of my position when I'm indoors, and it's accurate to within a few hundred feet when I'm outside. Very handy if you don't know where you are, especially in an urban environment.

It won't work so well out in "the wilderness" since it relies on you having signal from at least 3 cell towers, but if you're driving around and you're lost, it will definitely be of assistance. it even shows you a little circle of how accurate it thinks it is, so you can find your own location manually if it's not quite close enough.

Just thought everyone should know.


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