Why Does Google Earth Provide Incorrect Longitude & Latitude Information?
Using Google Earth, I have found it provides Incorrect Longitude & Latitude information, wereas Google Maps provides the correct Longitude & Latitude information? Anyone know why? I suspect it's because you need to buy a licensed version of Google Earth to get the right Longitude & Latitude information output. Just wondering if anyone knows? Thanks!
You know the only place to get an accurate answer to this question is from Google, anything else is pure assumption.
Since I love to assume, let me do some assuming if'n ya don't mind . . . because they hope to keep the public guessing and most folks would never know the difference anyway.
It is accurate, it just displays a wider range in meters than Google Maps. I do think you are correct as far as the subscription goes, it is more accurate, according to law enforcement I have spoken to throughout the U.S.
Probably because they don't know they're getting it wrong. However, after I wrote that blanket (and incorrect) statement. I looked your question up on Google and got a multitude of answers. Some answers to the problem included wrong WiFi location, hacked accounts, others asking if there is a fix...one said her high school son looked like he was not at his high school according to Google Maps...guess they need some fixin!
I think they did it to confuse you. Either that, or there is a major trans-continental, multi-governmental conspiracy designed to convince you that you are an American in the greatest nation on earth, when in reality, you are a North Korean citizen and delusional because you only eat rice and drink corn wine. That's the only possible theory I can come up with, because you just asked a bunch of writers why Google isn't working!
You may be closer than you think. There was a rumor when GPS became available to the public, that our enemies would use them as guidance systems on their missiles. So we detuned the GPS' so our enemies couldn't hit anything they aimed at.
The least confusing answer is the conversion information the GPS receivers are using. Most charts & maps use Latitude & Longitude lines based on degrees, minutes, & seconds. One degree of Lat = 60 miles, or 60 minutes. One minute of Lat = 60 seconds. It's been like that since they realized the Earth was round.
The problem is a little more modern. One GPS breaks the minutes down into 60 seconds =1 minute. Another GPS breaks 1 minute into 100 units & calls them seconds. Some of the newer models breaks 1 minute into 1000 units & calls them seconds. This can cause a mismatch of up to a little over one third of a mile. This inaccuracy can be a major problem. I don't know how much difference that metrics makes. I would say Google Earth is still using the old style measurements, & their maps use another....RECALCULATING...
Thanks for the explantion. That is interesting that different GPS programs are using different units of measurement that are incompatible. But the difference I am seeing between Google Earth and Maps locations is miles and miles. Seems on purpose.
I just realized I answered a question you didn't ask. Google Earth is based on straight lines, from point to point destinations. Google maps has to go by how the roads lay. So I'm 'guessing' this could be adding extra miles to the destination.
I am talking about getting the Longitude & Latitude data from Google Maps and Earth (not directions). They spit out different data. I am trying to find out why. I think Google Earth wants people to upgrade to a licensed verison for accurate inf
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