Mobile Google Maps with My Location (Non-GPS)

Mobile Google Maps with My Location can now find your location on a map even if your phone isn't equipped with GPS. The new version of Google Maps for Mobile (GMM) application is able to locate users that use non-GPS equipped phones.

Google Maps with My Location (Beta). You can see your location on the map, with or without GPS. Save time and tedious keystrokes finding where you are, what's around you, and how to get there. Watch the video on the right to see how it works.

How does Google Maps find you without GPS? It's pretty easy. My Location (beta) calculates a user's location by measuring the distance of the phone from nearby base stations. Unfortunately, it isn't as precise as using GPS, but it drains less battery life. Google is hoping to get within one-quarter to three miles of a user's location.

My Location feature won't just work on any phone. According to Google, you'll need one of the following:
- A BlackBerry
- A "recent" Motorola phone
- A "recent" Sony Ericsson phone
- "Many" Windows Mobile devices
- A Nokia phone running on the Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition OS

My Location doesn't work (yet) on Palm OS phones or the iPhone; any iPhone update will have to come from Apple, and Google hasn't released an updated Maps application for Palm yet.

The service can be used in more than 20 countries for Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphone and is available on the Google Mobile site here: