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Re: North at top

Postby advance512 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:18 am

I agree. Waze map spinning is just obnoxious and makes me actually get annoyed at the cellphone.

It can also cause me to get off-path or even endanger myself - since I never know what direction it'll point next, especially in case of GPS reception skipping which will cause me to try and rely on the map to not "lose" the Waze path.

Such a simple, simple feature, so useful, requested so many times over so many years...

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Re: North at top

Postby aigarslv » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:33 am

walkinreader wrote:It drives me up that after I tell waze north should be up, it often decides to unset that setting.

It's so damn frustrating.



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Re: North at top

Postby airos4 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:08 am

Just going to pile on - North as "up" remains a transient thing at best. I'd like to see it in the options screen next to the 2D/3D toggle, because I'll set it that way and never look back.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:28 pm

Moving this to the client forum, folks. Have fun.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:18 pm

sporty944 wrote:Suggestions.
1. PLEASE make an optional feature to lock "north at top" as this is the way many "professional" navigaitors work. It gives us much more positional and directional relevance.
2. ALSO add a "North arrow" permanent display option for whichever way the map is used. Maybe as a "watermark"?

I agree that a lock would be nice, but there aren't too many times when Waze will switch back to non-north display. As for #2, the arrow on the screen already points to north all the time, whether you are locked on north or not.

sporty944 wrote:3. CONSIDER hazzard icons for such elements as FOG (add visibility distance e.g. FOG20m) and ICE which could save many lives.

I'm pretty sure, but could be wrong, that the current 2.4 version has Weather as an option under Hazard reporting. I know for certain that the beta 2.9 does and has Weather options currently for Forg, Hail, Heavy Rain, Heavy Snow. Looks like "ice" would be a good addition.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:01 pm

bgodette wrote:But does the weather still only fall on one side of the road?

There is not yet the option for "both directions" for any report type.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:05 am

lpGrumpy wrote:And i just read where someone said that it does not revert back often. That is not the point: it should not revert ever. Make it an option! It should be MY choice!

Then we'd have to call it Waze Your Way and it'd be owned by Burger King. :)

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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:23 pm

FYI, I posted this in the iPhone beta thread as a bug, but N-at-top is not saved between starts of Waze. It did stay stuck in place as I did other things like post events. Unfortunately, the same bug where the previous view settings aren't restored after viewing alternate routes on the map remains.
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Re: North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:53 pm

Mirarkitty wrote:If the argument is still that waze is a turn-by-turn application, then fine, I wont ever try to use waze again. I was looking for a navigation app that gave me a map with information that helps me take the decisions I need to get where I want, not something that reads a bad GPS and decides for me...

That is kind of exactly the point of a GPS navigation app, which is what Waze is. That being said, I totally agree with you and everyone else who feel that if Waze has a north up feature, it should stick to north up ALL THE TIME when selected.
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North at top

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:38 pm

If you turn off the "map controls on tap" setting then the compass arrow will always show. This should help with orientation when that happens. Not a substitute for a real lock though.
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