Over at the Google Mobile blog, Adel and Arunesh have just updated us with some great info about a new feature added to Google Maps upcoming version. According to the entry, finding your location is going to be even more precise with the addition of the ‘My Location with Wi-Fi’ feature.
This addition comes right after the location team released new optimizations that enhanced the abilities of Google Maps to calculate your location even more accurately.
My Location with Wi-Fi works pretty much similar to how your location is calculated based on Cell tower information. In this, information transmitted by Wi-Fi access points is used to calculate your location. Theoretically, since the range of the routers are very small compared to that of a cell tower, the location info calculated is more accurate.
However, they go onto mention that even though WiFi based location is available in many of the major cities in the world, the coverage and accuracy may vary.
Is this what Ewan needed?
Do you see this as a feature that’ll change how you use Google Maps?