Google Map reversed?

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  1. teejayh

    teejayh New Member

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    When I use the Google Map app in my car, it seems that everythingon the map is reversed (landmarks on the left side of the map are really on my right when driving) and the map feeds from the top and goes foward to the bottom of the screen. If I turn the Droid upside down to put the landmarks on the correct side of the map then the text is upside down.
    Is there a way to change google maps to show the landmarks on my correct side of the road with the proper orientation of the text too?

    My old GPS (an old Garmin I think) showed everything on the correct side of the road and also feed from bottom to top.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. AzJazz

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    You need to move the stick on your steering wheel from the letter "R" to the letter "D". :)

    Actually, have you tried calibrating your compass on your Droid? Try this compass App!
     
  3. JimmyD

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    My guess is that you're simply using the Google Maps app and not the Google Navigation app.

    When using 'Maps'; the screen will always have North at the top of your screen, east to the right, etc...

    When using 'Navigation'; the orientation of the map will match the orientation of your visual perspective.
     
  4. JoeKacz

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    What he said. I'd also go so far as to tell you that you're driving south.
     
  5. teejayh

    teejayh New Member

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    Google Maps

    You are right. I am using the Map app. I will try the Navigator this afternoon. Thanks Jimmy!
    and Joe, I do head south in the A.M. and north in the P.M....
     
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    You should know that you can't use the Navigation app unless you put in a destination (unlike 'Maps', which you can just load up and watch yourself go.) I wish there was a way to get the first person view of navigation without having a destination, but so far there doesn't seem to be any way.
     
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  8. JimmyD

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    Interesting work around!

    I currently put in a random destination (like to my office) even if I'm not going there.... this way Navigation will provide me with the driver's perspective; but it also will keep bugging me and tell me that it's rerouting (to get me to my [unintended] destination).

    FunN4Lo.... In your example, doesn't Navigation constantly "reroute" you as well, or does it stop doing that after you have "reached your destination" (and passed by it)?
     
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    This is not true anymore with the latest update. You can now press the "M" button in the upper right and you will get a "follow me" 3D nav view. Really cool update.
     
  10. JimmyD

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    :icon_eek: Really!?
    :icon_ banana: SWEET!

    I wasn't going to leave the office for lunch, but now, with this news, I'm going to have to go for a drive to check this feature out! It's been so needed for so long!!!
     
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    I just d/led 4.4.0 (#4414) I do not have an "M" Where is it?
     
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    Run the Navigation app. The "M" is located in the upper right.
     
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