GPS Lat Long reliability.

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GPS Lat Long reliability.

Post by marco » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:34 pm

How accurate are L/L on a mobile in relation to running Vistumbler?


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GPS Lat Long reliability.

Post by pferland » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:36 am

The accuracy of the Lat/Long that Vistumbler gets from the GPS is dependent on how accurate your GPS device is and how many GPS satellites you can see at a given time.
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GPS Lat Long reliability.

Post by arizonajon » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:40 am

Case in point - I have a pretty darned good uBlox GPS, but in places like urban canyons it will have significant challenges. I've attached an image from Google Earth using a recent data dump from WiFiDB showing APs that I'm grabbing as I drive down the street in downtown LA. Note that I did not make a sharp left and drive through the first floor of the building before turning from Broadway onto 7th...

This is a good example of GPS wander in an urban canyon.
Vistumbler_Lat-Lon_GPS_Wandering.png (556.23 KiB) Viewed 3764 times

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Re: GPS Lat Long reliability.

Post by RuskinF » Tue May 12, 2020 7:31 am

The Lat/Long quality depends on your GPS device. Not on Vistumbler.
Vistumbler is present to process the Lat/Long data.

If your GPS device is the most accurate in relaying the L/L data and if it gets data from several satellites, at your disposal...
Then you can say that Vistumbler output is desirable.

I hope this helps!

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