Location of my current position on the map

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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:21 pm

CBenson wrote: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.


No, I'm telling you, the map moves around the car, not the other way around. I drove with Waze on for nearly 20 minutes this morning. What you see in that screenshot was basically what was displayed for 20 minutes. My current location in the dead center of the map in 2D. All that the crosshair on the left side of the screen does, at least for my app, is put the current location at the center (not 1/3 way up from the bottom) of the map, in case I have moved the map around.
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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 Newtonite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:59 pm

CBenson wrote: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?


You are right on both counts. I have "Display map controls on tap" off and operate North up, which I prefer to track-up. That's probably why the crosshair appears on my screen even when the position is locked.
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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 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 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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Re: Location of my current position on the map

Postby Newtonite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:53 pm

Kuhlkatz wrote: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 think you are right!
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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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