Error Calculator Tool
Would it be possible, and is someone interested in, developing a tool or add-on to Locus Maps Pro that would give the user the ability to quantitatively determine the accuracy of an android receiver using Locus Maps?
Here is one possibility: When the tool is implemented, Locus would automatically begin to save points. The each point would be saved at a defined time interval, such as every 15 seconds, and also for a defined length of time, such as 15 minutes. At the end of the length of time, the tool would calculate a convex polygon of all the points and the location of the center of the polygon. Using the average center location, the tool would then calculate the average distance between the center point and each and all of the points defining the polygon. This distance in meters or feet would represent a qualitative error that could be used to compare different Android receivers (phone or tablets) during the same length of time and place, as well as make numerous other comparisons in time and space.
Of course this can be done manually (and is what we biologists do when calibrating error in studies of the use of space by animals), but it would be much easier and more elegant and useful to have a tool to do this.