1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    it says I am a few miles away from where i am really at.
    08-03-2015 12:10 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    If the device you're using doesn't have cellular or GPS, then it will attempt to figure out where you are based on your IP address, which can be off by a few thousand feet or a several hundreds of miles.

    I have an external USB GPS receiver for my Laptop. I have also noticed that if I use the Internet Sharing feature to give Internet to my laptop, then it will pick up my correct location from my phone's GPS.
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    If the device you're using doesn't have cellular or GPS, then it will attempt to figure out where you are based on your IP address, which can be off by a few thousand feet or a several hundreds of miles.

    I have an external USB GPS receiver for my Laptop. I have also noticed that if I use the Internet Sharing feature to give Internet to my laptop, then it will pick up my correct location from my phone's GPS.
    jmshub likes this.
    08-03-2015 12:32 PM
  4. joroloso's Avatar
    On the same desktop pc with Windows 10, without GPS, G**gle Maps shows my default location correctly within 100 feet whereas Ms Maps shows a place 10 miles away. Certainly they're using different databases/algorithms ....
    09-07-2015 05:35 PM
  5. Vladimir Frolov's Avatar
    On the same desktop pc with Windows 10, without GPS, G**gle Maps shows my default location correctly within 100 feet whereas Ms Maps shows a place 10 miles away. Certainly they're using different databases/algorithms ....
    Good point!
    There is something wrong with Microsoft engineers rather than GPS/ISPs etc, etc.
    Last edited by Vladimir Frolov; 01-02-2018 at 07:23 PM. Reason: grammar
    01-02-2018 07:22 PM
  6. Win fans's Avatar
    Some issue & all the buildings location are wrong, at least 400m away from actual location which made me annoying to find the right place.
    03-07-2018 11:01 AM
  7. Win fans's Avatar
    Correct, seem all M/S win10m engineers are disappear
    03-07-2018 11:03 AM

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