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Re: GeoLocation API: 1. Source type of information / 2. Information from specific source type

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:20:31 +0900
To: Prandstetter Josef <j.prandstetter@mysynergis.com>
Cc: "Mandyam, Giridhar" <mandyam@quicinc.com>, "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140812122031.GD13741@jay.w3.org>
Prandstetter Josef <j.prandstetter@mysynergis.com>, 2014-08-12 11:09 +0000:
> Currently we wonder if the GPS receiver of the underlying hardware is used at all.
> When benchmarking the Geolocation API location accuracy (using a web page
> running in IE10/11) against the native GPS receiver location accuracy
> referencing a well known lat/lon position we found out remarkable
> differences
> *         Geolocation API accuracy 15m-75m
> *         GPS Accuracy 2m-3m

You're specifying the enableHighAccuracy option, right? And if so, is it
giving you any greater accuracy than you get without it specified?

If specifying enableHighAccuracy isn't getting you accuracy greater than
15m-75m in some particular mobile UA, that sounds more like an implementation
deficiency that needs to be corrected in that UA -- not a spec deficiency.


Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

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