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The iPhone uses assisted GPS to improve the accuracy of the location system using GPS and cell towers. Wi-Fi networks are used to help determine the device's location; this is called a hybrid positioning system (XPS). In particular, iOS taps into (and helps to update) the Skyhook Wireless database of Wi-Fi hotspots and their locations. You can even submit ...


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Yes you can Simply append "via transit" to your Siri query. Ie: Directions to Miami Beach, Florida via Transit. Siri will determine your target location, and will give you a choice of transit apps. Tap Google Maps and you'll be on your way. It appears these words also work: by transit using transit via transit


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Hybrid positioning system (XPS) A-GPS (Assisted GPS) is a method of localization where both GPS and cellular towers are used (cell-site triangulation) for improved accuracy. WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) is when you use Wi-Fi network identification for localization. Hybrid positioning system (XPS) is the combination of both A-GPS and WPS. Using this ...


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Maps in iOS 6 should actually do a better job of this, because it uses vector based maps, which use far less data than the old image-based tiles, which means they can stay in memory longer, and more can be cached. You can test this yourself by loading up Maps for an area, then turning on Airplane Mode and browsing around. In my own testing I found I could ...


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If you haven't used GPS for awhile, the GPS chipset won't have a current GPS almanac and ephemeris information. It takes up to a minute to gather enough of that information from the data the GPS satellites are sending to get a good fix, and it takes longer to collect a complete almanac and ephemeris information. If the device can narrow its location down ...


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Unfortunately, 3rd party Siri integration is something that hasn't been available to developers (yet). For example, it would be really nice to say, "Start a running activity with RunKeeper," and have it start a running activity. The closest thing to this is to simply say "Open Google Maps." I know it may seem a little lacking, but that is all we get right ...


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MapsWithMe does that. Available for iPhone/iPad and Android. MapsWithMe Pro for iPhone has offline search. Not an address search though, i.e. you can search for a street, city, restaurant or POI, but not for city+street or street+POI.


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Per Apple Support: Improving GPS Accuracy GPS accuracy varies depending on the number of visible GPS satellites. Locating all visible satellites can take several minutes, with accuracy gradually increasing over time. Use these tips to improve GPS accuracy: Ensure the date, time, and timezone are correctly set on the device in ...


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RouteBuddy is a dedicated off-line mapping tool that seems to fit your needs. It's not cheap ($60 plus taxes) but it is very impressive. I downloaded the trial version which comes pre-loaded with vector street maps of Santa Fe, NM and a topographic map of Yosemite National Park. You can (without internet) easily search addresses, navigate, set waypoints, ...


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Planito seems to be a good app for offline map viewing. It allows you to cache and view many different maps: Planito does cost $4.99, but there is a trial available.


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Edit: Sorry, I skimmed a bit and missed that you figured this part out already. I don't believe it can be done directly from the Messages app. In conceptual terms, the iOS model for data sharing is typically such that you send data from an app, but the "sending apps" generally can't grab data from elsewhere. This is true for most things except photos, i.e. ...


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OpenStreetMap Wiki ...has listed a large collection of software which uses it's data for Mac/PC or mobile devices.


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You can add or correct wrong GPS-data to your photo with the app iMetaPhoto. I had the same problem, I took 4 photos at the same location, but only the last photo was correctly geotagged. Wit iMetaPhoto you can take this correct GPS-data and save it to the wrong ones.


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I believe it's related to the accuracy of the compass. In my experience, the compass is quite inaccurate and maps do not align perfectly with real life, but usually the actual alignment is somewhere in the cone (I say usually because sometimes they're so inaccurate that it's outside even that, especially when I'm inside a big metal car). This is similar to ...


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As far as I noticed, moving the device in place also moves the cone. This would mean that the app is using the Compass in order to determine what you are "looking at". I guess what the app is trying to achieve is show your point of view, on the map, so you can easily distinguish objects. I have no idea why it would get wider/narrower, maybe something to do ...


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The previous answer works if Yelp is available in your country. Here's an alternative for the rest of us: How to add a location or business to iOS 6 Maps If an important location is missing in iOS 6 Maps you can use this process to suggest it. Launch Maps from the Home screen. Tap the page curl at the bottom right. Tap the text that says Report a Problem ...


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If you use the iOS Maps Share Location feature via email, the recipient gets a message with a Google Maps link to the specific location, which is openable in anything with a browser (although mobile devices may open it in a Google Maps app). It also attaches vCard containing the address of the pin and the Google Maps link. You could also use the email ...


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I've gotten myself to a pretty good solution, so I thought I'd share. Mine is NYC-based, but the POI solution will work almost anywhere, and the transit one should work in most major cities in the US (which are the only places transit's likely to be a must-have.) Here's the really short version: Download Where To? for business listings ($2.99) and Embark ...


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Turns out the Maps app has trouble parsing some address formats. In my case, the address on my contact card was formatted as in the question: <Suite Letter>-<House Number>, with the letter and number joined by a hyphen. This seems to cause the Maps app to simply ignore the letter/number. Reformatting my address to remove the hyphen ...


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Here's a more extensive list from MacRumors Australia (2) Melbourne (Flyover) Sydney (Flyover) Austria (4) Graz (2D) Linz (2D) Salzburg (2D) Vienna (2D) Belgium (7) Antwerp (2D) Bruges (2D) Brussels (2D) Charleroi (2D) Ghent (2D) Liege (2D) Schaerbeek (2D) Canada (10) Calgary (2D, Flyover) Edmonton (2D) Halifax (2D) Montreal (2D, Flyover) ...


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Here is the closest and best bet I happened to find on Google: Append "via transit" to the end of the voice command and Siri brings up a bunch of transport apps. You can click route on Google Maps and you should be on your way. http://jailbreak-untethered.com/how-to-use-siri-and-google-maps-for-directions-without-jailbreaking-video/ Pretty Slick!!!


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(For iOS 6) Open Settings.app Tap "Privacy" Tap "Location Services" Scroll down until you see the "Maps" app Turn the switch "Off" This will effectively disable the the blue dot. If you have Google Maps or Google Earth installed, you can also disable the location services for those apps as well. You will find each app that uses location services listed ...


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It's not the most elegant solution, but it does work! Drop a pin where you want the coordinates Hit the info and then share button Pick something likes messages, etc. Right click on the link that gets created and hit 'edit link'. You'll see the latitude and longitude as parameters in the URL. For example: ...


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Zoom out to show the region of the city you want to have offline in google maps. Then do a search for "ok maps" (without the quotes of course), then it will cache it. There you go. http://www.imore.com/how-cache-maps-offline-use-google-maps-20-ios


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As long as you do not upgrade to iOS 6, you will get to keep the app forever. As for the API not working any more, since Apple used the official API any changes Google makes that would break the old Maps app will also break millions of other apps on many platforms. There is a possibility that Google could revoke Apple's API key, but I seriously doubt that ...


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This feature can be a bit unpredictable sending locations to Android with some of them receiving the location and others not (in actuality they all "receive" the message, just some systems don't know how to translate the information hence your friends white screen). However, you could give something like Viber a go, since it's a third party app for both ...


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I don't have much more than anecdotal evidence to back this up, but I'm fairly certain the WiFi is also used to assist Apple's Region Monitoring feature. There's a post in the developer forums (I can't find the link, and I think you might need a developer account to access it anyways) from an Apple employee in late 2010 or early 2011 that indicates region ...


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Yes, I know this isn't an iPad screenshot, but I don't currently have iOS 5 on my iPad :). Regardless, the function is the same, you can tap the route labels in order to view the alternative routes. You may need to zoom in or out to see them.


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I would recommend: Offline+Maps Offline+Maps is the perfect tool to save maps and consult them offline. or City maps 2 Go Interactive offline map PLUS Wikipedia travel guides for the whole world. INCLUDING unlimited map downloads. 100% offline. No data roaming or WiFi required. The most downloaded app of its kind. Ideal for trips abroad and at ...


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There are multiple apps you can try: OpenMaps OfflineMaps MapsWithMe CityMaps 2 Go (not sure if this is the one you've mentioned in your opening post) And there is a big discussion about saving Google Maps for offline use. So maybe there's a solution for you too?



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