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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000927GeoSetterImage Datapublic2012-04-26 12:00
ReporterMichael Freytag Assigned ToFriedemann  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version3.4.16 beta 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000927: incorrect placement of GPS tracks in China
DescriptionI'm using minihomer for tracing my pictures, and this worked perfectly and very accurate in Germany. Since 6 month, I'm in China and facing a much lower accuracy ( GPS data displayed versus real places, error in the range of 200m to 300 m). I thought, the error was due to wrrong GPS data recording and conducted several tests without result.
No I've used an alternative way for recording the GPS tracks ( GPS tracking ion my smartphone, HTC desire, these data are very accurate, wehn used in google maps directly). These data show exactly the same displacement as the minihomer data! My conclusion: the geosetter must make some miscalculation, when used in China!
Can you please check!
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2012-03-20 09:11

reporter   ~0001735

China restricts using gps

Michael Freytag

2012-03-21 15:36

reporter   ~0001736

GPS in China works pretty accurate in principle(at least on the smartphone in combination with google earth)
The displacement is only seen in the maps through geosetter


2012-03-22 14:54

reporter   ~0001738

Last edited: 2012-03-22 14:56

No Geosetter works perfectly in China.

Google maps is wrong.

-> dipslay the satellite imagery with the street imagery and you will see that the streets are misplaced by about 300m.
Do it directly in google map to convince you.

Work around : display your data using the satelitte imagery only (no street) or openstreet map.
another opton is to complain to google the more complaints the more chance we have to get things fixed

Michael Freytag

2012-04-08 00:47

reporter   ~0001741


thanks a lot for mentioning openstreet maps, it works perfect with it.

What I don't understand: why do I get an accurate positioning even in China with google maps (street imagery), when I use it on my smartphone in combination with the build in GPS?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-03-19 13:33 Michael Freytag New Issue
2012-03-20 09:11 xyz Note Added: 0001735
2012-03-21 15:36 Michael Freytag Note Added: 0001736
2012-03-22 14:54 babar Note Added: 0001738
2012-03-22 14:55 babar Note Edited: 0001738
2012-03-22 14:56 babar Note Edited: 0001738
2012-04-08 00:47 Michael Freytag Note Added: 0001741
2012-04-26 12:00 Friedemann Status new => assigned
2012-04-26 12:00 Friedemann Assigned To => Friedemann