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Xperia X GPS Poor Positioning

asked 2018-05-11 01:07:06 +0300

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updated 2018-05-13 11:15:34 +0300

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I have installed Sailfish on my SONY Xperia X

The GPS does not give good positionning using HERE WeGo maps

Right now it's off by a least half a mile to the East of my current location.

Is this a known issue

Is this likely to be fixed soon?

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I've been using Sailfish on an Xperia X for navigation for some time (mostly in the South East UK), using Navmii, and have never experienced anything like that. Having just compared HERE and Navmii, I see they give me the same location. It might be worth you testing out a native GPS app (e.g. GPSInfo) to see whether it suffers from the same issue.

flypig ( 2018-05-11 04:26:55 +0300 )edit

No problems here, (X Compact, with Gapps)...

Levone1 ( 2018-05-11 05:22:47 +0300 )edit

Hi. You need run for 5 km/h or moving in car to your GPS show you in your app (Waze, Here Maps, Uber)

Rafaelvlmendes ( 2018-05-11 06:36:09 +0300 )edit

Has it got a proper satellite fix (steady symbol), or is it waiting for fix (blinking symbol)? Until the device has been able to lock on the signal, the position is based on other means, like your IP address or nearby WiFi networks.

luen ( 2018-05-11 09:43:55 +0300 )edit

Did you try disabling localization via Wifi and 2G/3G etc. (maybe that may lead to poorly fused position estimates)?

bomo ( 2018-05-11 12:18:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-05-13 15:45:49 +0300

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I know you asked about Here WeGo specifically (probably because it has the turn-by-turn navigation instructions that suits you most ?)

But keep in mind that the community is also developing excellent replacement :

  • OSM Scout Server is an offline map server (Openstreet Maps in your pocket) that can be used to have offline maps in several Sailfish native apps
  • WhoGo Maps is a navigation software, with turn-by-turn instruction (and it can use OSM Scout Server as a map source for offline).

NOTE: have a large SD card to store your offline maps.

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answered 2018-05-12 13:15:03 +0300

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updated 2018-05-12 13:16:02 +0300

Since Alien Dalvik has no local positioning settings, it inherits these of Sailfish OS. You have to check in settings application - positioning. Native tools such as GPSInfo might be useful, too. What you describe could be related to a disabled GPS, so only mobile network antennas are used for positioning.

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Correct. I had to check the settings to enable the most accurate option, and I have had no issues since. The GPS only option worked, but getting the lock just took a long time.

Direc ( 2018-05-13 21:06:44 +0300 )edit
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