North at top

These forums are specific to the Waze mobile app. Post here if you experienced a problem while using the app, have a question about the app functionality or a feature such as navigation or search.

Moderators: Unholy, bextein

Re: North at top

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:45 am

Welcome Dash-2 !
gettingthere
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 6088
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:30 am
Location: Southern California, USA
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 208 times

Re: North at top

Postby Dash-2 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:32 am

I agree, it would be nice to have the option of North up or direction-of-travel. They're both useful in certain situations but most people are accustom to one or the other.
Dash-2
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:53 am
Location: Oregon
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: North at top

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

Moving this to the client forum, folks. Have fun.
AlanOfTheBerg
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 23614
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm
Location: US Country Manager - Oregon, USA
Has thanked: 1128 times
Been thanked: 4822 times

Re: North at top

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:25 pm

I just wish there was more control over how the client functions in navigation mode vs. non-navigation mode.

While navigating to a destination I'd like:
- Up = direction of travel
- Auto zoom to next turn

While just driving around I'd like:
- Up = North
- Auto zoom based on speed
WeeeZer14
 
Posts: 3761
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:27 pm
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 317 times

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.
ircphoenix
 
Posts: 220
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:34 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: North at top

Postby stephenjoy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:38 pm

Thanks for the pointer; I use either an iPhone or iPad.

And I agree with GimzoGuy411 that real locking would be great; perhaps just a third tap in the cycle,

course up,north up(for now), north up(locked), course up, etc.
stephenjoy
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:56 pm
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 1 time

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.

Are You?
GizmoGuy411
Global Champ Mentor
Global Champ Mentor
 
Posts: 1416
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:14 am
Location: NW Ohio, SE Michigan, NW Indiana tri-state area
Has thanked: 684 times
Been thanked: 453 times

Re: North at top

Postby CBenson » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:39 pm

What device are you using? If you press the arrowlike button under the zoom out button shown here it should toggle between north up and course up.
CBenson
 
Posts: 10330
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Crownsville, MD, US
Has thanked: 1069 times
Been thanked: 2356 times

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.
AlanOfTheBerg
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 23614
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm
Location: US Country Manager - Oregon, USA
Has thanked: 1128 times
Been thanked: 4822 times

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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jasonh300
 
Posts: 7568
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:26 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Has thanked: 408 times
Been thanked: 986 times

PreviousNext

Return to Waze App

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot]