ISSUE-76: Real vs 'fake' location

Real vs 'fake' location

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Matt Womer
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Raised By: Erik Wilde

"Any good social geoapp will let you type in a fake position manually." See also: Getting the user's position vs an arbitrary position

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"The API itself is agnostic of the underlying location information sources. Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs, as well as user input. No guarantee is given that the API returns the device's actual location." --
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Fuzzing (or faking) of location data is outside the scope of the API.

Lars Erik Bolstad, 4 Nov 2010, 13:44:39

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