Google Maps On The Go Without GPS

Google Maps On The Go Without GPS
technology
Jeff Squires
  • 3 december 2007

Still in Beta, Google is gearing up to launch a new a new version of Google Maps for mobiles. Going under the name of My Location, the service will provide users with a rough estimate of where they are without a built in GPS unit. Utilizing information broadcast from cell phone towers, it can estimate the users location to within 500 and 5,000 meters (depending on the density of nearby cell phone towers). Users can then tap “0” on their key pad to get positioned on the map. Of course, if a user already has GPS in their mobile, the user just needs to tap “0” to get an exact location. Once located, users can then type in just about anything, such as curry, to find where the closest locations are to you.

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