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09-20-2010 03:09 PM
How can I get the ids of nearby cel towers? I can get the one I'm connected to by:
but i would like to find several to do some geolocating - I have a database of cel tower ids and locations - so I guess I can just take an average latitude and longitude to estimate my users location.
i am doing this for jde4.5 and lower devices. for 4.6+ I use the apis for this stuff.
09-20-2010 06:38 PM
Sorry don't know the answer to your question but a comment intrigues me.
I didn't think it was possible in any API to find out the cellid of any but the connected cell site. But you say: "for 4.6+ I use the apis". How do you do that?
09-21-2010 09:48 AM
I meant that I just used the later APIs to get the location rather than using my own database driven solution. Though I guess that only works with version jde5+.
09-22-2010 09:30 AM
unless I can break my connection, and reconnect a bunch of times, that might get me in touch with several towers - then take an average latitude n longitude.
What do you think?
09-22-2010 10:28 AM
I think that device will still only connect to the strongest one.
I have toyed with the idea of running a little timer and picking up cellid changes over time but I'm not sure that helps.