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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 bgodette » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:54 pm

AlanisOfTheBerg wrote: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.
But does the weather still only fall on one side of the road?
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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 lpGrumpy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:25 am

I'll second (and 3rd and 4th) the permanent North-Up option! It is really frustrating to set it (while you are driving no less!) to look down at the display and find that it has reverted back. 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!
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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. :)

I wish I could tell you the next version is better, but I can't. Not because it isn't, but because I don't know yet because I've been looking in to other things.
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Re: North at top

Postby petervdveen » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:04 am

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

I'm not sure, but I think it gives a message as soon as your in a 600 meter radius.
When I post a weather warning I also get the warning 'hazard ahead'.
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Re: North at top

Postby SirQuijote » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:06 pm

Completelly agree; i'm also a "north up" person with paper maps, and it's irritating to have Waze switch back from it on it's own. North up is especially useful when navigating short streets with many turns involved.
Also, same goes for zoom level. Stop changing my zoom level whenever you receive an event!!
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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 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 GizmoGuy411 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:40 pm

I get lost when North is not up! Im always pressing the button for my brain to get oriented.

Curious that other people think the other way.

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