Has anyone published "safe" geo-location defaults? By safe I mean default lat/lon coordinates for a country, state/province, city, postal code which do not resolve near a residence.
It seems like too many people use "Find My <device>" or other geo-location services, and then go to the exact location shown on the mapping service for the default lat/lon which is often a default location. Knock on the person which happens to live near the default centroid, and acuse them of stealing their <device> because "Find My <device>" showed that location.
I'd agree with that wholly. I've had a drunk couple show up at my place years back insisting I had her phone. Once the guy tried to push through the door he got the business end of good ole Louie and a cute little breaking and entering sentence at a vacation destination known as lockup
With enough said if this was a business location or courthouse it may have saved them a little gas and time getting there, and myself not having to wake up so damn late.
After reading the stories about people who were sure their stolen device was at the default location, and then Maxmind
moving the default into the middle of a nearby lake, I was tempted to set up a stand next to the lake renting glass bottom
boats and snorkel gear.