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I could trace my home, office, all restaurants, coffeeshops, favourite parking spots, felt like Will Smith in Enemy of the State

For whatever reason, yours must have much better resolution than mine if you can track favorite parking spots. The map I'm getting has, at best, a quarter mile resolution or so, which means that in the moderately urbanized area where I spend most of my time, I can get only hazy information about where I spend my time.


FYI, the app limits the precision artificially. The database is much more precise. There's an entry in their FAQ about it. Maybe the parent poster patched the app to get finer precision.


I many times wait in my car, when my wife does shopping, so could identify it

The developer has reduced accuracy for location and time, to reduce the risk, so if you change those with the source code you can get pretty much get everything


I've read that the database itself is accurate to about half the precision of GPS.


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