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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SirVilhelm, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. SirVilhelm

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    Is there a way to have google maps orientate to the directions I am going? For example right now if I am traveling south the blue arrow moves down the map. I would like the blue arrow to always point up and have the map re-orientate as I drive. Make sense?
     

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  2. Gunner

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    What you want is a track-up setting. I'd like it too. Currently, this isn't an option.
     
  3. SirVilhelm

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    I could have sworn that I had this working at one time. Oh well.
     
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    I thought the exact same thing but cannot find any way to do it now.
     
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    I haven't used my navigation much, but I could have sworn that it always had whatever direction I was going facing "up". Is this something new that was added in the latest update?
     
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    I'm pretty sure my orientation arrow is always pointing up, and always has been. Am I missing something?
     
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    Mine always points up as well, always has. It rotates as I drive and is oriented 'forward'. I'm going out shortly and will use it to get the sub shop just to double check. Perhaps you changed something in your settings?
     
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    it's point up for Navigation, but not for regular maps, so if you navigate, yes the road moves for you, but if you are just looking at the map, it doesn't.
     
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    Well that clears up the confusion. I thought we were talking about Navigation. Sorry.
     
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    ooohhhhhh, yeah mine does that too, always has, even back on the ol BB it was like that
     
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    On my old Omnia i910 with google maps it did do that, for example I could be traveling north on Main street and the triangle would we moving with me while and the map would keep moving with it as well to the new area I drove to automatically.
     
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    What he said:)
     

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