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Is {loc_physical_ms} only IP based, or does it use location services location if on mobile?

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I need this to be precise, and am currently using maxmind geoip service to get locations. Of course, this is based on IP and the accuracy can vary greatly. Is the {loc_physical_ms} valuetrack any more accurate than ip based detection?

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Is {loc_physical_ms} only IP based, or does it use location services location if on mobile?

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Hi @James B

 

Google, as well, depends greatly on IPs for locations. However, it can also consider device locations from signals like - Bluetooth, wifi, GPS, Google cell ID etc. 

 

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Is {loc_physical_ms} only IP based, or does it use location services location if on mobile?

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Thanks, so will it try in order of accuracy?  For instance, if location services are turned on will it try more accurate methods such as GPS first?  Thanks.