Google maps orientation


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  1. JRAP27

    JRAP27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it possible to make Google maps rotate while in use so that it us always oriented up?
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so. I wondered the same thing though.

    Ideally, there would be options for North Up, and Track Up, like any other GPS nav
     
  3. zsir

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    yeah, I was wondering if I was missing something. when looking at the map how can you tell wich way is north?
     
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    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    North is always up if I remember right.
     
  5. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member

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    Yup. And it is really disconcerting if you are used to a navigating GPS or even a roadmap.
     
  6. MarkHirt

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    There is a Red/White diamond icon on the screen the Red end points North.

    and no North is not always up, as it should be the direction your going is but it can be changed (see links below)

    Google Mobile Help

    Compass page
     
  7. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

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    That is true for Google Navigation. But if you are using the Google Maps app, north is always up.
     
  8. Rockdiesel

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    I believe Froyo (2.2) will allow the map to rotate on the phones screen for Google Maps.
     
  9. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member

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    Uh...I have Google Maps...but I cannot find an app called Google Navigation.
    So...where is it. or how do I get to it?

    When I search for Google Navigation, I get the following:

    To get the latest release of Google Maps with Navigation, search for 'Google Maps' in Android Market.

    This implies google maps is google navigation.
     
  10. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    You have to have the 2.1 ROM which I believe you have on the Incredible, and you have to update Maps in the market (I think...if not, doesn't hurt to check).

    Once you have those, you should have Navigation in the apps drawer, and when you "Get Directions" in Maps, one of the options in the results screen will be "Navigate."

    I've updated two phones. One of them updated fine and showed the Navigation app, but the other required a reboot for that to show up.

    hope this helps,

    jd
     
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    regression Well-Known Member

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    Jimdroid pretty much summed it up. On my Hero when I had Android 1.5, I just had Google Maps. When I upgraded to Android 2.1, I now have both Google Maps and Google Navigation.
     

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