In a gaze-tracking system, localized error correction may be applied. The display area may be partitioned into error-correction zones, and each zone may have its own error correcting parameters or function. Calibration points may be defined for each of these zones, and the correction parameters or function within each zone may be dependent upon the observed errors as the user views each calibration point associated with the zone. In like manner, the function applied to smooth the determined gaze point to reduce noise may also be localized by basing its characteristics on the noise exhibited at each calibration point associated with defined noise-calibration zones. The error correcting function and/or the noise smoothing function may be selected based on the requirements of the particular application that receives the corrected and smoothed gaze location.