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Re: [gpsd-dev] RFC: GPSd on Android as a system service

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] RFC: GPSd on Android as a system service
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 15:53:30 -0700

Yo A.S.!

On Mon, 6 May 2019 18:49:26 -0400
"A.S." <address@hidden> wrote:

> >  
> > > If you don't believe me, you can always check the flags in the
> > > same packet. The qualityInd bits will tell you very specifically
> > > if there is an actual signal independent of using, you know, the
> > > actual signal strength.  
> >
> > Yes, it matches.  Not useful.
> >
> > None of that tells us what -91 means.  No point passing on
> > meaningless data.
> >  
> It means exactly what the documentation says it means... that the
> elevation is unknown, which is what you expect AFTER the signal has
> been picked up, but BEFORE it has been able to calculate it.

a) No documentataion confirms that.

b) makes no sense to know the Azimuth and not Elevation.

> > "A poor workman that blames his tools."
> >  
> Not an excuse, just an explanation.

As always I prefer fixes, but explanations happen first.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
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