Geolocation accuracy in JS API

Discussion created by doris123 on Aug 18, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 by khutchins-esristaff
Hi all!

3 questions about geolocation:

There is more than one way to figure out the geolocation (IP address, wireless network, cell tower, GPS hardware).

1. If I use gelocation in JS API I don't know the used method or the accuracy of returned lat/lon. How can this done?

2. It also seems, that different locations are returned to iOS-ArcGIS-App and to ArcGIS-JS-API Mapping Applications. Why?

3. In ArcGIS JS API Mapping Applications it seems that the geolocation becomes cached and therefore a wrong location is shown on the map. Is it possible to turn off caching geolocation?

I did this on my iPad.