+pairofdocs Posted March 31, 2011 Share Posted March 31, 2011 (edited) My apologies for posting this (in case this has been asked before), but I did not find anything by searching. We use our Android phone for geocaching. It works well, except for the compass, which is not terribly accurate. So, we have started using the feature of the app we use (c:geo) which shows the location of the cache on google maps. We noticed that many of the caches seemed to be misplaced, and I just now was able to determine that the problem is not with the phone or the app! This picture shows the location of cache GC12MN8 that I just screen-grabbed from Firefox: Immediately after grabbing this image, I went to the same cache using Internet Explorer (to avoid any browser caching issues) and this is what I saw: What is happening is that repeated look-ups produce different results! In a matter of one minute, the cache purportedly moved almost 10 meters! Thus, it seems that either geocaching.com is not sending the proper coordinates or google maps is not displaying them properly. What's going on? More importantly, is there some way to fix this massive bug? p.s. This issue is not limited to this one particular cache. I suspect that this experiment is repeatable with any cache, as verified by my limited experimentation. Edited March 31, 2011 by pairofdocs Quote Link to comment
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