it does? just tried it and no go, I am in LA so pretty sure I got the signal strength.Yeah, if you push the button to pinpoint your location and then do it agian once you're initially pinpointed it will zoom in even further on your location.... It goes right to my house when I do it a second time.
its on, but not getting solid wifi now, zoomed in and hit find button again, and said it couldnt, so looks like wifi is the key to getting extra close.
It's to make getting driving directions easier...Seriously though, how many times do you need to know where you are when you are within distance of a WiFi network. And also how many times are you going to be lost in the desert and not be able to use this because there are no cell towers. Seems completely useless to me, but I am sure someone will come up with a use.
actually, it is stated in the keynote that triangulation uses towers AND wifi
there is no doubt you know what your talking about.. all i know is what i heard on the keynote.. i could care less HOW it works.. as long as it does!Aaaaaand it's still impossible. There is no way to correlate the location of a WiFi Access Point to a physical location. You *might* check the public IP address and determine the city and state from that, but certainly nothing close to what you can via cell triangulation. Only the ISP knows where the subscriber (and thereforee the AP) is located, and I'm sure that Apple hasn't made any type of arrangement to get at THAT data.
OK, just thought of one more way: The iPhone gets the MAC (not Mac) address of the AP and references a known list of hotspots - but that isn't going to help with your home AP, unless a whole lot of people are geomapping the entire WiFi world constantly and uploading MAC addresses with reasonable lat/longs all day long.
So if you've got a technical argument you can make for WiFI access improving Google Maps' location feature, I'm all ears, but knowing the technology and industry behind it as I do, I don't see a way that it's possible.