Location of my current position on the map

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Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:39 pm

Is there a setting that changes the location of my current position (be it in the icon of an arrow, car, etc.) on the map? It's always at the dead center of the screen, but for navigation purposes, having my current position in the dead center on the map is not really convenient. Especially in the 3D map, your destination is displayed above the current position. That means putting the current position somewhere in the lower part of the screen creates more real estate for upcoming roads. That what dedicated GPS units and their mobile app versions almost always do.
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Location of my current position on the map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Post your device/os info. Maybe post a screenshot. ios, for example always has your location at the bottom part of the screen.


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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:26 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Post your device/os info. Maybe post a screenshot. ios, for example always has your location at the bottom part of the screen.


iOS and Tapatalk have conspired to screw up this post.


I have Motorola Droid 4 on ICS. I'll post a screenshot later when I go outdoors and have lock on satellite.
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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Kuhlkatz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:38 pm

With no GPS lock a circular 'target' marks the approximate position just below the centre of the screen.
When a lock is acquired, your position moves to the bottom of the screen, just above the two menu buttons in 3d mode.

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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:46 pm

Kuhlkatz wrote:With no GPS lock a circular 'target' marks the approximate position just below the centre of the screen.

Yes
When a lock is acquired, your position moves to the bottom of the screen, just above the two menu buttons in 3d mode.

No.
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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:22 am

Attached is a screen capture of Waze at work. The car icon moves down a little from the dead center during navigation, but not by much. It certainly doesn't go as far down as to just above the two menu buttons.

Is this an Android issue?
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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:28 am

Newtonite wrote:Attached is a screen capture of Waze at work. The car icon moves down a little from the dead center during navigation, but not by much. It certainly doesn't go as far down as to just above the two menu buttons.

Is this an Android issue?

Based on your screenshot, the car icon is at about 1/3 of the way up, which is where it should be IMO.
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Re: Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Kuhlkatz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:36 am

Newtonite wrote:
When a lock is acquired, your position moves to the bottom of the screen, just above the two menu buttons in 3d mode.

No.


This is true for 3d mode as stated. As Alan mentioned, the position for 2d mode is also correct, which is about 1/3 up the screen.

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Re: Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:40 pm

Kuhlkatz wrote:This is true for 3d mode as stated. As Alan mentioned, the position for 2d mode is also correct, which is about 1/3 up the screen.


Something was amiss this morning. My current location was at the dead center of the map in 2-D, as shown here, not 1/3 way up from the bottom. In 3-D, as in the screenshot I posted yesterday, my current location moves down to about 1/3 way up from the bottom.

So, at least for my device, my current location is not behaving in a way to provide more real estate for upcoming roads and turns.

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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby CBenson » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:03 pm

But in that screenshot waze is not locked to your current position. That is why the "crosshairs" button on the left of the screen is showing. The arrow should be moving up the map rather than the map moving around the arrow at the time that screenshot was taken.
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