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GPS Issue. Hardware?
I have a new N7, and while out doing some observing of the night sky with some other astronomy enthusiasts, I took out my tablet and launched first "Star Chart" and then "Google Sky". The first thing I noticed was that neither displayed the proper constellations on the screen no matter what I did or where I pointed. This evening I ran "GPS Test" and North and South are essentially reversed. Terrestrial navigation is unaffected, but this issue has me greatly concerned as I do public outreach in Astronomy and these apps are great teaching aids, and I have a couple of other apps that rely on proper orientation for their functionality. I've tried moving the tablet in a figure-8 pattern to calibrate it, but to no effect.
Hardware? Software? Suggestions? Return for exchange?
Last edited by AstronomerXI; 09-24-2012 at 06:18 PM. Reason: added "of" on first sentence for readability purposes.
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Re: GPS Issue. Hardware?
Hmmmm....A setting called "Reverse Portrait" on GPS Test" flipped it with North at least pointing in the general direction of North, though not very accurately, and I played with some settings on the star chart apps. Might be an id10-t error. We'll see when I test it out.
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All's well. Definitely a problem with the biological interface. Turning on GPS settings on the Astronomy apps made everything right in the universe again. Maybe I should RTFM, or at least carefully check my settings. LOL
Last edited by AstronomerXI; 09-24-2012 at 07:53 PM. Reason: spelling
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