GPS Question

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  1. Spencer Luedke

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    Waiting for my Mavic but I have a question about GPS. I will be using an ipad mini, 4 wifi only, with the controller. If I use my iPhone 6 plus as a hot spot and connect the mini to it, will I have gps so the map shows up on the mini? Sorry I'm not very tech savy.
     
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    You cannot share GPS data over a hot spot. You can share your cellular connection though. That will allow you to download the maps in DJI GO. GPS is not needed for that feature.
     
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    WiFi only iPads do NOT have a GPS. Only the cellular model does (no need for a SIM card for it to work though, it's just that the GPS receiver is built into the same chip that handles mobile communications).
     
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    Well I'll be damned.. you're right. I was sure they had GPS because I have a wifi iPad and it always seemed to show my location accurately on maps. I guess it's getting the location info some other way.

    My bad!
     
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    That's using a database of Wi-Fi access point locations to get an approximate position. Works best... where there are many APs around like in cities.
     
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