1. imann101's Avatar
    So I downloaded google maps and it doesnt give me the exact location. It gives me the location area (blue dot surrounded by the large blue shaded circle).

    Also I have a program that updates (or is supposed to) my position online however they aren't receiving any data from it.

    Any advice?
    11-21-08 12:22 PM
  2. madisonjar's Avatar
    did you tell google maps to use internal gps?
    11-21-08 12:23 PM
  3. davemathbn's Avatar
    Trying going into options, then GPS... the default is that GPS is only used for E-911 calls. Try enabling the GPS "Location" feature.
    11-21-08 12:23 PM
  4. imann101's Avatar
    Don't know how, I went into options > advanced options > gps > location on
    11-21-08 12:27 PM
  5. imann101's Avatar
    Trying going into options, then GPS... the default is that GPS is only used for E-911 calls. Try enabling the GPS "Location" feature.
    Yea, thats what I did, still nothing.
    11-21-08 12:31 PM
  6. whsbuss's Avatar
    There's no option in Google Maps for the GPS device. It says GPS temporarily unavailable even outside.

    BB Maps does work though - and you need to set GPS to Location in the GPS options.
    11-21-08 12:36 PM
  7. imann101's Avatar
    it says your position within 800 meters gps temporarily unavailable.


    does it really not work with google maps? That would suck.
    11-21-08 12:36 PM
  8. cybrwulf's Avatar
    Doesn't work with Google Maps
    11-21-08 12:41 PM
  9. rayjr13's Avatar
    So we have a confirmed no on the 3rd party access to GPS (besides BBmaps, I mean)?

    Say it aint so, tell me the truth, but.....say it aint so
    11-21-08 12:44 PM
  10. shaggymatt's Avatar
    How about wls.live.com??

    They have a similar service to google maps... google doesn't have traffic in my area, but the MSN live site does...
    11-21-08 12:46 PM
  11. cward0625's Avatar
    I have a curve and this is what it does on my google maps currently, but I still make do, loads traffic too.
    11-21-08 01:18 PM
  12. vlkers54's Avatar
    where are you downloading these from??? how do you download applications? sorry, i am clearly way behind and just can't figure it out. The Application Center is there for me, but all that is on there is Facebook, Flicker, etc.

    Where do I get BB maps and Google maps?!?
    11-21-08 01:37 PM
  13. HoldHard's Avatar
    So we have a confirmed no on the 3rd party access to GPS (besides BBmaps, I mean)?

    Say it aint so, tell me the truth, but.....say it aint so
    IT's SO!!

    VZW wants your money so they crippled the BB GPS just like they did on the 8830 World Edition. You have to pony up $9.99 every month for VZ Navigator and it doesn't work near as well as a REAL navigation system that uses true GPS satalites versus cell tower triangulation.

    Here in Detroit, I had VZNav and it lost it's signal at the intersection of two major freeways (696 and 75 for you locals) and never regained it's location all the way out to Auburn Hills (about a 10 minute drive.)

    Use a TomTom or Magellen if you want an accurate GPS navigation device.

    My 2cents....

    HH
    11-21-08 01:38 PM
  14. zsig's Avatar
    On my Curve I have never been able to get Google Maps to work with the GPS cold. What you have to do is fire up Blackberry Maps until it acquires a GPS signal and then load up Google Maps and it should pull it in.
    11-21-08 01:40 PM
  15. imann101's Avatar
    On my Curve I have never been able to get Google Maps to work with the GPS cold. What you have to do is fire up Blackberry Maps until it acquires a GPS signal and then load up Google Maps and it should pull it in.
    do you have to do that EVERY time?
    11-21-08 01:47 PM
  16. Crazykev's Avatar
    Google maps had my position off by a couple miles while bbmaps hap my position exact and was registering 9 satellites
    11-21-08 06:00 PM
  17. koojo's Avatar
    Isn't BBmaps made by google maps and should give you the same info? When you go to About in BBmaps it says it's made by google... why download google maps?
    11-21-08 06:02 PM
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