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Re: North at top

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:45 pm

This is a very personal thing. For me it makes more sense to use the 3-D view, NO north up. Then the map is showing what is ahead of you similar to looking out your windshield from a very high seating position and being able to look farther ahead than humanly possible :lol:

I think that the North up preference is preferred for those who do/did look at a map book or atlas in paper format. You hold the book one way, with North being at the top. Although surely some of us used to rotate the book to show the direction of travel at the top.
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Re: North at top

Postby RallyChris » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:59 pm

I live in Oregon... I can't see the sun, so don't know which way is North :)
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North at top

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:29 pm

I only put north up when I'm stopped and scrolling through the map. When I'm moving, it's oriented to the direction I'm going as, in my mind, its no longer functioning as a map


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Re: North at top

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:42 pm

jasonh300 wrote:When I'm moving, it's oriented to the direction I'm going as, in my mind, its no longer functioning as a map


It's really not a map application, it's a turn-by-turn, commuting, traffic smart routing, GPS application.
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Re: North at top

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:47 am

gettingthere wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:When I'm moving, it's oriented to the direction I'm going as, in my mind, its no longer functioning as a map


It's really not a map application, it's a turn-by-turn, commuting, traffic smart routing, GPS application.


Exactly...it's showing you where you're going.

By the same token, I don't think I could use the map editor (or an atlas) if it was in any orientation other than north-up. I wouldn't be able to scroll around and find anything. It's a completely different thought process.

When I'm driving, I keep it zoomed-in in 2D mode so I can make note of the cross streets and look for errors...if a street is coming up on the right, I want to see it on the right on the map. I find it easier to read at a glance when it's like that so it doesn't distract me from my driving.
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Re: North at top

Postby mc1z » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:11 pm

The next time the patient is open (which I assume is always, based on the number of new features that got incorporated into Waze today), can we PLEASE have a lock on North Up for us folks who see the world this way.

I've got slick spots in the screen protectors of both my iPad and my iPhone from re-setting this over and over and over and over again.

If it weren't a big deal to a fair number of folks, there wouldn't be so many locked threads about it, would there? (I spent 10 minutes looking before I found this one I could post to, so I'd appreciate a little gratitude for not starting yet another new one... :) )

(I had a passenger a couple weeks ago who literally said the iPad map rotating wildly about when I made a turn almost made him sick to the stomach - he had to look away... So, see, now I've made a case for non-north-up being a safety hazard! :mrgreen: )
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Re: North at top

Postby OldGnome » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:30 pm

mc1z wrote:(I had a passenger a couple weeks ago who literally said the iPad map rotating wildly about when I made a turn almost made him sick to the stomach - he had to look away... So, see, now I've made a case for non-north-up being a safety hazard! :mrgreen: )

Seriously?

Who STARES at an iPad screen in a moving car?
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Re: North at top

Postby mc1z » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:25 pm

Um, people intrigued with the technology (in this case) - a good thing, right?

Um, people trying to find something - that's what's it's for, right?

Um, people who're looking to see who else is around - that's why they're shown, right?

I could go on and on and on, but I won't.

And of course I'm talking about passengers - but you knew that, right?
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Re: North at top

Postby OldGnome » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:45 pm

mc1z wrote:Um, people intrigued with the technology (in this case) - a good thing, right?

Um, people trying to find something - that's what's it's for, right?

Um, people who're looking to see who else is around - that's why they're shown, right?

I could go on and on and on, but I won't.

And of course I'm talking about passengers - but you knew that, right?

You're missing my point. Staring (not looking, not peering, not trying to find something) will lead to nausea ("motion sickness") in a moving vehicle.

If the moving image is causing a problem....stop starting at the iPad....
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Re: North at top

Postby mc1z » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:04 pm

Wow - you were serious? - you must've missed the :mrgreen:
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