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GPS vs Network location
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kmgk92


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Join Date: 2014-12-08
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Posted: 2015-05-06 07:46:56 AM

Can someone please explain what the difference is between network location verses GPS location? When I unchecked the GPS location box I get a completely different location for the device. Thanks
Administrator


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Join Date: 2010-01-27
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Posted: 2015-05-06 09:43:45 PM

Network location usually refers to cellular location, or wifi location. They are less accurate then GPS location. When the app cannot obtain GPS location (probably because the target device is inside a building), the less accurate network location is obtained and uploaded to the map page.

kmgk92


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Join Date: 2014-12-08
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Posted: 2015-05-12 11:24:28 AM

Thank you!
bvansteen


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Join Date: 2017-11-08
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Posted: 2017-11-08 07:08:27 PM

On your browser page, if there is a GPS location for a vehicle (i.e. green circle with downward point on a map) using FollowMee on a cell phone, and I then un-check "Show Only GPS location", I then see a green circle (with a large transparent green circle), the green circle is ~1 km / 0.5 mile away from the GPS.
To clarify the response from Administrator on 2015-05-06, the green circle is just indicating an approximate location for a cell tower?
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Posted: 2017-11-08 10:21:32 PM

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Quoted From bvansteen:

On your browser page, if there is a GPS location for a vehicle (i.e. green circle with downward point on a map) using FollowMee on a cell phone, and I then un-check "Show Only GPS location", I then see a green circle (with a large transparent green circle), the green circle is ~1 km / 0.5 mile away from the GPS.
To clarify the response from Administrator on 2015-05-06, the green circle is just indicating an approximate location for a cell tower?


Yes.


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