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Does the Desire have a compass mode in Google Maps?

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  1. casbar

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    Hi !
    I just tried an iPhone and I saw that it has a handy compass mode in Google Maps which rotates the map to the direction you are looking to. If you don't know what I mean here is a video showing it: YouTube - iPhone 3G S; Google Maps + Compass

    I wanna get the Desire but I can't find information about the compass mode in Google Maps, just of Google Streets.

    Does it have this option ?

    Thanks,
    casbar
     

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    Yeah, i've only found compass mode in street view.
     
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    Unfortunatelly there is no such option.
     
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    Aww, why not?
     
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    It does have a arrow to show which way you facing
     
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    Just a quick question, i'm very new to google maps and i do quite alot of walking and sometimes to places i'm not that familiar with. Is there a way where i can google maps can find the most appropriate route for a walker with the street map showing?
     
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    or you can try and get from market the "spare parts" app
    which has an option for showing the compass in maps

    p.s.
    have not tried myself so not 100% sure if this works for you...
     
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    There is an option when you click to get directions where you can click on walking instead of car. It will then give you walking instructions
     
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