[OSM-talk] fwd: Two thirds of mobile users want driving ANDwalking navigation

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Feb 16 15:40:32 GMT 2010


Frequently you can't get a position fix at all, if the building has much metal in its structure.  I can't get a position fix from inside my house unless I am near a south-facing window, probably due to a metallic-foil vapor barrier in the attic.

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John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Doerr <steve.doerr at blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:43:18 
To: <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] fwd: Two thirds of mobile users want driving AND
	walking navigation

Roy Wallace wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM, James Stewart <j.k.stewart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>> and micro maps of destinations such as airports and shopping malls

> I think this is quite important, and can be one of the strengths of
> OSM. e.g. Plenty of POI's waiting to be mapped here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.66214&lon=153.04129&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF

How accurate are GPS receivers inside buildings?

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Steve


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