Location of my current position on the map

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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.


iOS and Tapatalk have conspired to screw up this post.
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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: Location of my current position on the map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:17 pm

North-up will still track the car, but not in the normal manner. I guess I've never noticed that the vehicle may center in north-up follow mode. Maybe they have that by design.
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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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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby CBenson » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:49 pm

Hmm, I'm using a Motorola phone with ICS as well and that's not how waze is behaving for me. I have "Display map controls on tap" under "Advanced" checked on. I'm operating heading up, not north up. Do you have "Display map controls on tap" off and are you operating north up. I might try these settings and see what happens.

Edit: just playing around inside, whenever I tap the crosshair icon to center the map on my location, the north up seems to turn off. Could this be another issue with the poor north up implementation?
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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby CBenson » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:02 pm

I'll try to remember to try north up tonight and see if this happens for me as well.
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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby CBenson » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:22 pm

I agree as well. I did use north up last night in 2D. I had to hit the north up button a few times before the car icon would stay centered in the map (however the crosshair icon remained on the screen).

However, when I moved after I stopped and the pop-ups popped up, the car icon reverted to the third of the way up position that heading up uses, the crosshair icon disappeared, and the north-up button lost its N. But the map continued to move around the car icon and remained north-up. Surprisingly, is was persistent for my entire drive.
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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: 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: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Kuhlkatz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:46 pm

Even though I never use the North-up display myself, I tried it just for this one.
Having your position centered on the display makes sense in this mode as that provides the most real estate in this mode as you could be facing or driving in any direction.

I can also see why most people complain about not having this as a fixed menu option, since it insists on switching modes every now and again.
My phone is usually on the seat, pinned between my legs and not in a dash mount where it prompts a visit from the nearest smash & grab 'agent'. This likely causes the mode reset too, as even touches through my pants on the screen edges seem to register sometimes.

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