gps vs map, which one is better for track user location fequently?

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Jan 25, 2015 5:17:24 PM via Website

hi there
i want to track user position frequently, but i dont know which on is better and more accurate between gps and google map.
im newbie in android development
thanks in andvanced

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Jan 26, 2015 8:57:19 AM via Website

GPS is a way to get the geo location, another possibility is the mobile network of the phone. And google maps uses this techniques - so you can not compare between google map and gps. I would not recommend working on a low level with gps only, instead use a higher level api that will decide for you what technique is best at the current situation. Check this out:

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Jan 29, 2015 10:48:45 AM via Website

As per by doc gps and network are way to find the location

GPS: depends on device location either in open sky or somewhere else. it will take time accordingly.

Network: depends on cell sending and receiving. if not receiving will give u last location.

GPS is good if you want the correct lat longs.