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    Has anyone had recent positioning problems and difficulty loading maps on a great signal. This has happened to me 4 times in the last week. KitKat updated 2 weeks ago. I live and have been in a 10 mile radius of SW London. The GPS positions me off road in large parkland west of Paris.
    *Exactly the same area each time.
    It will recover on a reboot.
    I cleared cache in Maps this time only, then Storage, closed all running apps and it still puts me there when I go back to Maps.

    An update issue? Anyone else?

    Via my Note 3 on AC.
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    I'm sure it's a glitch and an update will fix it. But in the mean time....Enjoy Paris!!
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    I want to go there so bad. 6 years since I went!
    Here's another thing to add, after posting I rebooted and Maps knows where I am again, BUT (and I've seen this before also) - my home screen weather widget shows I am now in the nearest town there, St Germain en Laye, while the map shows I am home.
    There have been some spookie threads lately, phantom phone calls and all. I am NOT making this up!
    Oh well. A first KK patch might do it as you say.

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    Well, since you are in Saint Germain en Laye, you are close to Rueil Malmaison, which means you can go visit the castle of Josephine de Beauharnais which has really cool history and architecture and then treat yourself to a local restaurant afterwards. Have fun!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I want to go there sooo bad. 6 years since I went!
    Here's another thing to add, after posting I rebooted and Maps knows where I am again, BUT (and I've seen this before also) - my home screen weather widget shows I am now in the nearest town there, St Germain en Laye, while the map shows I am home.
    There have been some spookie threads lately, phantom phone calls and all. I am NOT making this up!
    Oh well. A first KK patch might do it as you say. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/tama5apa.jpg

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    I've read about this before but can't figure out what the fix was. Try turning off your GPS and just let your network find you. After it does, turn on GPS and see what it does.

    I just got a new Google search update. You should get it soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Well, since you are in Saint Germain en Laye, you are close to Rueil Malmaison, which means you can go visit the castle of Josephine de Beauharnais which has really cool history and architecture and then treat yourself to a local restaurant afterwards. Have fun!!!
    Wow. Did you KNOW that, or look it up. Impressive either way. I like that old French history stuff. Maybe this phone has a portal I need to find; or it's trying to get me there for a reason.
    I really am in London right now.
    Here - - - - >


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    I've read about this before but can't figure out what the fix was. Try turning off your GPS and just let your network find you. After it does, turn on GPS and see what it does.

    I just got a new Google search update. You should get it soon.
    Ah. Sounds a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Wow. Did you KNOW that, or look it up. Impressive either way. I like that old French history stuff. Maybe this phone has a portal I need to find; or it's trying to get me there for a reason.
    I really am in London right now.
    Here - - - - >http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/du6a8a8u.jpg


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    Here's some French history for ya.....well, not history cause it works in present day too....

    If you send a few boxes of white flags shipped via UPS to the parliament....and they will use them to surrender....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Here's some French history for ya.....well, not history cause it works in present day too....

    If you send a few boxes of white flags shipped via UPS to the parliament....and they will use them to surrender....
    HaHa (I forget to laugh sometimes).

    I get that now. WW2 and all that. 'S not fair. They had a Resistance. They also had collaborators of course, but scary times.

    Anyhoooo - Mild apologies. That weather widget was a red herring. It had not refreshed itself since before the reboot. I have GPS off for now. I mostly have it off, but it was on a lot today.
    I think this will recur until we figure it out, or an update cures it.
    Oh! Paris!

    Via my Note 3 on AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    HaHa (I forget to laugh sometimes).

    I get that now. WW2 and all that. 'S not fair. They had a Resistance. They also had collaborators of course, but scary times.

    Anyhoooo - Mild apologies. That weather widget was a red herring. It had not refreshed itself since before the reboot. I have GPS off for now. I mostly have it off, but it was on a lot today.
    I think this will recur until we figure it out, or an update cures it.
    Oh! Paris!

    Via my Note 3 on AC.
    Yes Paris. The French gave us so much.....French Toast, French Fries.....French kissing.....

    But my comment above was meant to be a Joke and only a joke...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Wow. Did you KNOW that, or look it up. Impressive either way. I like that old French history stuff. Maybe this phone has a portal I need to find; or it's trying to get me there for a reason.
    I really am in London right now.
    Here - - - - >http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/du6a8a8u.jpg


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    Hopefully that map location is an approximation otherwise we're all coming to stay for a wee visit madd! Get the kettle on!

    Oh and whilst you're in Paris (ha) go visit the peace and love hostel ...that's where I stayed on the last stop of my trip traveling around Europe by eurorail when I was 18. Fell in love (lust?) with an American man I Met my first night/his last night there! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories ....was an effin fantastic trip! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Here's some French history for ya.....well, not history cause it works in present day too....

    If you send a few boxes of white flags shipped via UPS to the parliament....and they will use them to surrender....
    This (as a Scot) made me laugh ..I was following along like ...uh huh, uh huh ...hahahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarkycow View Post
    Hopefully that map location is an approximation otherwise we're all coming to stay for a wee visit madd! Get the kettle on!

    Oh and whilst you're in Paris (ha) go visit the peace and love hostel ...that's where I stayed on the last stop of my trip traveling around Europe by eurorail when I was 18. Fell in love (lust?) with an American man I Met my first night/his last night there! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories ....was an effin fantastic trip! :-)

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    After watching the movies "Hostel", you'll never see me in one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    After watching the movies "Hostel", you'll never see me in one!
    Thankfully that movie came out a year after I went travelling!!! ...met a few weirdos on our trip (myself and another lassie) but for the most part met some really cool people :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarkycow View Post
    Hopefully that map location is an approximation otherwise we're all coming to stay for a wee visit madd! Get the kettle on!

    Oh and whilst you're in Paris (ha) go visit the peace and love hostel ...that's where I stayed on the last stop of my trip traveling around Europe by eurorail when I was 18. Fell in love (lust?) with an American man I Met my first night/his last night there! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories ....was an effin fantastic trip! :-)

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    No you can't come visit! My phone is usually very accurate so If I were there I would be in a tent on the grass, not the nearby Castle de Josephine.
    And when I got in my car this morning I didn't have to drive on the wrong side, like American and French people do!

    Je suis tres - I mean I am very (oh lord what's happening) much ici I mean here dans Paris -in London. Sacre Bleu!

    OK - who wants me to bring back a miniature Eiffel Tower.
    How about vous.
    Merde!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    No you can't come visit! My phone is usually very accurate so If I were there I would be in a tent on the grass, not the nearby Castle de Josephine.
    And when I got in my car this morning I didn't have to drive on the wrong side, like American and French people do!

    Je suis tres - I mean I am very (oh lord what's happening) much ici I mean here dans Paris -in London. Sacre Bleu!

    OK - who wants me to bring back a miniature Eiffel Tower.
    How about vous.
    Merde!
    I took 6 yrs of French - 2 in primary and 4 in high school and I'm still absolutely effin sh!t at it!

    I have a mini eiffel tower keyring I got on my travels ...

    I had to learn to drive on the wrong side of the road when I moved to San Diego ...Plus learn to drive like an effin nutter - which is the norm here - happy to say that 6 yrs on I've succeeded! :-)

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    Interesting. I took a long drive for 10 days from LA - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - PCH to San Francisco in '98, and found the road sytem and left turn lanes very good and easy there then.
    I feel really bad for 'foreigners'/Americans hiring cars in the UK as the road markings and signage is awful, plus invisible concrete islands extending from the centre of the road.

    I drove in Scandinavia a few times and it's good there.
    Then I hired a car in Versailles in 2004, went to the west coast and decided to try Paris coming back. Around the Arc de Triomphe is notoriously REALLY scary. Best cure for constipation.

    I know very little French, but know what Merde is used for.


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    I'm French and a total history freak, lol. Also I used to live in that area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Wow. Did you KNOW that, or look it up. Impressive either way. I like that old French history stuff. Maybe this phone has a portal I need to find; or it's trying to get me there for a reason.
    I really am in London right now.
    Here - - - - >http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/du6a8a8u.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    I'm French and a total history freak, lol. Also I used to live in that area.
    Ahh. Nice. I just came from the other thread, Monsieur de Beauharnais. Whoever in your castle dropped tea on your tablet, off with their heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Ahh. Nice. I just came from the other thread, Monsieur de Beauharnais. Whoever in your castle dropped tea on your tablet, off with their heads.

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    Madame. *checks bewbs* yup, they're still here. Phew!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Madame. *checks bewbs* yup, they're still here. Phew!
    Oops. Madame. Oui.
    I lasted 4 months on my first forum before making that boob.
    Je suis désolé (that may be wrong).


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    Lol, we have no way of determining gender unless the poster discloses it, so mistakes are bound to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Lol, we have no way of determining gender unless the poster discloses it, so mistakes are bound to happen.
    I'm male! *checks piping*....yup I'm male
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarkycow View Post
    Thankfully that movie came out a year after I went travelling!!! ...met a few weirdos on our trip (myself and another lassie) but for the most part met some really cool people :-)

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    I'm sure most people are pretty cool. It's only the few idiots that ruin it for the rest of em. You made sure you still had your wallet right??!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    I'm male! *checks piping*....yup I'm male
    Ha Ha. With my increasing middle age I'm just happy that my 'plumbing' is still working.

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