Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#905 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Google Maps we're in San Antonio

Reported by: jonathan@… Owned by: warren@…
Priority: minor Milestone: ietf-092
Component: other Keywords:
Cc: My Current Location: Venetian room, Fairmont
My MAC Address: 60:03:08:a6:e3:7e My OS: Mac OS X 10.9.5


Google Maps things we're in San Antonio -- specifically, 29.4230958,-98.4848327,16z.

I seem to recall this location is something that we can advertise that various location services can pick up? If so, we should make sure that's accurate.

Change history (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by llynch@…

Component: incomingother
Owner: changed from llynch@… to warren@…
Priority: tbdminor
Status: newassigned
Type: requestenhancement

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by warren@…


We have published this at:

A: this only works for some geo providers (I think Google and Akamai) and
B: the APs themselves were in San Antonio recently. Some geo-location stuff is done via IP, and some is done via AP MAC -- unfortunately there is no (easy) way to update the AP based stuff...

On the plus side, the geo-services will probably figure out that we are in Dallas by ~Friday... just in time for us to shut down. So, in Prague it will think that we are in Dallas :-)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by jim@…


Sadly, this is a problem we fight every time the IETF meets. We have some plans to do better in Prague, but it's not exactly a solved problem.

I'll close out this ticket, but rest assured we're not satisfied with the current state of things, and will continue working on it.

  • JIm

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jim@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Rick Alfvin

Milestone: ietf-92ietf-092

Milestone renamed

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