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Help the iPhones google maps locate me more accurate
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Mar 12, 2008, 12:26 AM
 
Even though my locate me is within 30 feet of my actual location submitting your info will help make it more accurate for everyone:

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Mar 12, 2008, 01:02 AM
 
Spam ?

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Mar 12, 2008, 02:21 AM
 
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Mar 12, 2008, 05:19 AM
 
What about access points which are set to hide the SSID?
     
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Mar 12, 2008, 09:16 AM
 
You have to provide your router's MAC address with your corresponding street address and location on Google Maps for this to work; let the conspiracy theories begin!
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Mar 12, 2008, 04:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by legacyb4 View Post
You have to provide your router's MAC address with your corresponding street address and location on Google Maps for this to work; let the conspiracy theories begin!
I'm pretty sure this is how they do it anyway just driving around in a truck as if they were going buy SSID's 80% of them would be called "linksys" and be useless.

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