Google Earth App

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  1. Knightoftheapp

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    I have an iPad 2 on the way (wifi ONLY). I'm going to get the Google Earth app.

    As I understand it, this app has a function on it that shows you (the user) your own location. But this function is only available if you have 3G with your iPad. Is this true? Or does this function come with wifi only also?
     
  2. Sjwred

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    Google earth will still find you using the Wi-fi as a fix point,mine works perfectly i have a wi-fi only iPad.
     
  3. hookbill

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    The application you're looking for is Google Maps, not Google Earth. Google Maps will show your location with wifi. Wifi is actually better for data then 3G is so there is no reason why maps won't work.

    Google Earth is more of what I would consider a fun type application. You can zoom into all kinds of locations across the earth. It does have layers as does Google Maps but it does not work the same way as Maps does.

    It's a nice app to have just the same. Enjoy your new iPad 2 when it arrives.
     
  4. hookbill

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    I couldn't get mine to do it, is there a step or something involved with it? Maps I know will do it.
     
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    Kinda sorta .
    The wifi only does not have a GPS chip but can triangulate your location by the surrounding wifi routers, kinda sorta like your e911 chip triangulates with the surrounding cell sites. No cells, no location if you turn your phone off then back on in the boonies. Same with your Ipad, it will guesstimate your location and verify as it sees routers but if you turn off your Ipad in the boonies it wont know where it is upon reboot. There are some after market GPS devices that work will with a wifi only Ipad if you want true navigation

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  6. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    In Google Earth, you can press the Circle on the top bar, only press once, so that it turns blue, then wait and Google Earth will zoom in on your current location.

    Btw. how do you have the iPad show your location on the go with Maps, if there is no inet connection? Mine shows a blue dot, but no map, which makes it pretty useless.
     
  7. Sjwred

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    Just tried google earth again just in case I was being a muppet. I AM NOT YEA FOR ME IT WORKS.
     
  8. OneMarcil

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    Which application do I need to view the actual street like I am driving down the street? I thought s is Google Maps but that is not it.

    Sent from my iPad 32gb WIFI 3G 1st generation.
     
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    The built in Maps app can only do this on iPad use satellite view, just touch the orange person on the spot u want to view,google earth on iPad DOES NOT do this.
     
  10. mrtim

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    It's interesting . . . when my WiFi iPad 2 was first delivered, none of the location aware apps seemed to know where I was (I know I tried google maps, google earth, opentable). They would each seem to think about it for a while, and then reported that the location was not available.

    A day or two later I tried again, and now those same apps could all tell where I was. In my neighborhood there are several wifi routers nearby, so it's actually pretty accurate.

    Maybe it has to download some wifi hotspot data from the cloud before the location service will work?
     

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