Google maps NESW

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  1. moot

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    Hi, I took google maps to a new city (I set it to walking directions) and was hoping it would help me find my way around, but I had some trouble knowing which direction I had to go, relative to the map. It took some trial and error to get my barrings. I readily admit I have a HORRIBLE sense of direction.

    I'm pretty sure I'm missing something obvious/doing something really stupid. I was able to figure which direction to go towards when I was next to a street sign, though. Is there something that can add one of those "V" looking things, so I know which way I should be facing relative to the map.

    Thank you for your time!
     
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    When you're in the Maps application, tap the settings button, tap more, then tap labs. The very last selection is to enable the compass arrow.

    This should give you a pretty good idea of which direction you're facing.
     
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    In the menu area of Maps is LABS. One of those is the arrow.
     
  4. moot

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    Ahh. Thank you all SO much! I'm so happy! Hopefully my days of getting myself lost are at an end.

    Gah, there's so many options within options, that I would never find myself. Thank you all for your help here! Love this forum.
     
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    You discover a lot on this forum. Really rich resource
     
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    bacalao: agreed. I was just thinking the same thing!