Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to Stan in London)
Maps on a computer doesn't have GPS to rely on. It uses a WiFi location database where it looks up nearby WiFi access points and tries to triangulate where you are.
For me, at home, it gets pretty close. 200 meters out is quite a ways but you can't expect pinpoint accuracy because computers don't have WiFi and thus Maps is relying on info that's not dead-on accurate.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
Aha, did not know that about GPS but now you write it, it is perfectly logical. I should therefore have a much better result with my iPhone - but interestingly not with an iPad that is wifi only. Really good to know. thanks