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Network Location Provider

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:18 pm
by deadeye244
Background: In the Wigle WiFi Android App settings, there is a checkbox called "Use Network Location Provider".
Question: If this option is enabled, does the app no longer use GPS for location? OR Does it use a hybrid of both GPS Location and Network location?

Re: Network Location Provider

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:27 pm
by arkasha
It disables network location, forcing your device to use only GPS locations (possibly improving accuracy by avoiding drift in the Google location database, if you're worried about the reliability of their data / want to make sure you use only GPS coordinates).

Since we don't log whether traces are logged using GPS-only or GPS+terrestrial signals, we don't have a way of running stats locally, but we encourage you to see which works better in your own devices/circumstances.

Re: Network Location Provider

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:30 pm
by OliVDB
It's useful for some people whose network location may be far away; for example, I'm in Russia right now, and my network locates me 350km from where I am now. In these cases, you're glad to be able to switch to GPS mode!