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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 jackpin » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:07 pm

:sad: why u no fix "lock to north" WHY!!! :cry:

P.S. dear "WEBPAGE ADMIN" ..on this forum FAQ on the "Why can’t I register?" take note to tell user to use the WASE app "login" to enter this forum.. i've been searching how to login this forum to voice this "lock to north" ISSUE because its been bugging me than found another bug! to login to this forum!
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Re: North at top

Postby ircphoenix » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:51 pm

I am definitely a "north up" person, for the same reason. I learned to navigate back in the day with good old fashioned paper maps... aka real estate maps (they military ain't got nothin' on real estate agents for accuracy).

I certainly wouldn't mind having a persistent option in the settings for north being set to the top of the screen. I think various other navigation programs have this, and it's a handy feature for those of us that are old school. There might even be a uservoice request/post/thing for this feature.
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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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Re: North at top

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:18 pm

It would be great if you could LOCK the north up too, so that it does not keep reverting back. (like maybe by a long push of the North Up button)

I'm one of those persons that visualizes maps with north up regardless of what direction I'm traveling. So yes... My paper maps never need to rotate.

I know other people's brains don't work that way, and prefer and need Course Up maps, but I bet there are a lot of other North Up people in the world.

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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 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 gettingthere » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:45 am

Welcome Dash-2 !
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Re: North at top

Postby foxfoxfoxfoxfox » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:36 pm

Does Waze not want to offer an official response on this?
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Re: North at top

Postby dmcconachie » Sun May 05, 2013 11:25 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dmcconachie wrote:Preferably a tri-state toggle [Off, Temporary, On].

Unsure of the definition of "temporary." Not sure trinary is a great idea.... Ambiguous.

Ambiguous? Not if it's displayed properly.
Single tap to orientate north up for say 5 seconds, display a clock over the compass. Double tap to fix north up, display a padlock over the compass.
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