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MyLocation Widget Not Accurate

Question asked by chiphankley on Oct 22, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2016 by rscheitlin

I have deployed a couple of Web App Builder projects, and am noticing an inconsistency between the location shown on the web-based map versus a native app.

 

Here's the workflow. 

  • I physically go to a location (using an iPad),
  • browse to and load the web page (Web App Builder)
  • Click the "MyLocation" widget

 

The map zooms to a location.  This location is frequently NOT the location that I am in, not even close. Off by many miles.  Other times it is spot on.

 

Conversely, a native app (like Collector, iMaps, Google Maps, etc.) tends to be consistently accurate within my expectations of the device's GPS.

 

Why the difference between the two apps (browser vs. native)?  The map is using Web Mercator.  I have seen this behavior with two separate iPads.

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