Jul 12

If you are lost and want to know the exact location of where you are, the best option would be to use the navigation system of the Google. Well, that is if you have with you your laptop or mobile phone.

Using the Google Maps Navigation would allow its user to share their locations on Google for it to verify the said location. Users could also share their locations to their friends. But what the users do not really know is that it is more than just a navigation tool for Google. By using it, you are helping the Google in collecting data and in finding hot WI-FI stops everywhere. And this is what Google confirmed last Tuesday.

By using the navigation tool and sending your location to Google, at the same time you are sharing the location of a WIFI spot though GPS coordinates. Moreover, WIFI Hot spot triangulation is the method used for finding out a specific location installed on mobile phones. Actually, this method is the common method used by Google because GPS’ use if limited. It cannot be used in urban locations. Moreover, it may provide inaccurate location reading in a place where a cell tower stands.

Aside from the Map Navigation of Google, other Google applications and HTML5 technologies and geolocation could also be a big help in this data gathering. According to the Product Manager of Google, Steve Lee, it is the same with the past project Google Street View. The only difference is that it does not collect payload data which was done with the street view.

The users do not have to worry with sharing the details on the location of the users since sharing the location is done anonymously. Moreover, some users do not really have the choice but share the location since not doing so would mean not being allowed to use Google Map’s application.

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