[OSM-talk] GPS receiver orientation

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 12:37:03 BST 2008


My entirely annecdotal experience has been that my TomTom 910 takes longer to get a fix when I am moving than stationary. I have an external aerial, so the movement should be the main determinent

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Franc
-----Original Message-----
From: "Tim Waters (chippy)" <chippy2005 at gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 9:22 pm
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] GPS receiver orientation
To: "Gervase Markham" <gerv-gmane at gerv.net>
CC: talk at openstreetmap.org

On 7/26/08, Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net> wrote:
> Random question: does the orientation of a GPS receiver make any
>  difference? If I hold my BGT-11 vertically, will it find it harder to
>  get and keep a lock than if I hold it horizontally?
>
>I really want to do some experimentation with getting a lock from cold when placed on a dashboard, compared to held stationary in your hand, standing outside of the car.
>
>Possibly the body acts as a barrier to some satellites, but I've
>noticed that locks occur very fast when the GPS is in the car.
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