Google Nav ?

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  1. mad3963

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    Is there a "follow-me" feature in GN that I am missing? By that I mean, will the indicator follow your route on the map as you are driving, without entering a Start and Destination point? I tried it this morning, and it does, to a point. It does not auto-scroll the map as your route moves off the current screen. I had to manually scroll the map. My Garmin did all this. Am I missing something in GN, or does it just not do this? If not, can any one recommend an app that does, preferably using Google Maps. This can be with or without route logging and/or posting capabilities.

    Thanks in advance for any responses. :motdroidvert:
     
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    As far as I have ever found out, only google maps will follow you. I would like it if Nav would follow, because Maps does not have a night time mode, and I like to watch it scroll along, whereever I go.
     
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    Just to understand, you are not using the function to get you from point A to point B but just to give you an on-going map as if you put point A to point B (you don't want directions in other words). Or is the function you are looking for something different?
     
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    Basically, what I want is for it to follow my route as I'm driving, (as if I entered Point A/B) and auto-scroll the screen. As I said, I tried it this morning. I brought up Google Nav, selected Directions, then backed out of the directions entry screen without entering any data. The indicator (little blue pointer) would follow my position (very accurately, I might add), but the screen would not auto-scroll as the pointer reached the edge of the current screen. The pointer would just disappear off-screen and I would have to scroll the screen manually with my finger.
     
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    This isn't the greatest solution, but it might be better than nothing... You can decide.

    Start up Navigation to a destination that there's no way you'll ever arrive at (say somewhere across the country). If you put the Navigation volume on mute, and don't mind seeing irrelevant directions and changes to those irrelevant directions, that'll do the job for you.
     
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    Or you could use the Zillow app. It has a blue pointer on the classic Google Maps view, and at least when I was using it, when the blue pointer reached the edge of the screen, the view refreshed itself to put the blue pointer back in the center.
     
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    Not sure what you are talking about. When I go into Navigation and it comes up with a directions input...I just hit the back button to clear it, then I hit menu...."my location" and it works just like normal google maps.
     
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    Ill just put it out there for fun. The app "My Tracks" is really neat. It follows GPS on a map and you can record your route. Mostly used for hiking, running, and so on but I have also used it in my car. It shows a multi-touch map that traces your beginning location with an line to where you currently are. When your done you can hit "Stop Recording" - and it gives you elevation, distance, time, and so on... You can then even upload to your google Maps account to save all the info.

    Probably not what you want, but for others... its a really cool app. Must have IMO.
     
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    What he said. If you press menu>my location.... voila! it will follow you. You can even zoom in/out, press menu>my location again, and it will keep following you at the desired zoom level.
     
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    OK. I didn't try the "My Location" thing. I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
     
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    I go to Maps, list, My location and it follows fine. I love Layers, Satellite!!
     
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    Oh I see, go to G Maps not G Nav.
     
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