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.