Map View - Will it rotate/turn with you?

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  1. bamfsig45

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    So I recently got the car dock and have been using the maps more while in the car. One thing Ive noticed is that while in Map View it does not rotate or turn with you, North is always at the top. If you are navigating to a certain destination then it seems to work properly. Is there a way to make the maps rotate with the direction you are going w/o actually putting in an address and navigating? My Blackberry maps would turn as I turned a corner but I cant seem to get the Google Maps on Droid to do this.

    Thanks.
     
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    Nope. Not with Google Maps anyway. Google Maps on the BB behaved the same way if you happen to recall.
     
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    Maybe I wasnt using google maps on BB, but what ever I did use turned when I turned. Would a 3rd party app have this capability?
     
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    You can get the blue pointer arrow to rotate, at least. Even works if you're standing still. Spin around in your desk chair and give it a whirl!

    Maps > Menu > More > Labs > Compass Arrow.

    I also like the 'Bubble Buttons' option in Labs.
     
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    yea Ive done that but not what Im wanting. Its actually annoying when you're driving south and the top of the screen is still north.
     
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    Mine works like its supposed to in map/car home mode....:motdroidhoriz:
     
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    Explain to me "like its supposed too" your map rotates as you drive keeping the direction your're traveling at the top of the screen w/o being in "navigation mode" with an address?
     
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    He is talking about navigation. As far as I know, on the basic map it will not rotate the map when you yourself rotate.
     
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    Oh well, I think it should be this way and could be done since it does have the compass in Labs. Turn the map instead of the arrow.
     
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    It doesn't work like that, nor should it. For situations where you are moving around (but not in your car) the maps app would be rotating all around each time your compass direction changed. Imagine looking at a map on your couch, and then walking to your kitchen to go get a snack while still looking at the Droid in your hand.

    What you need is a birds-eye view like the maps app offers, but in the navigation app. Does anyone know if an option like this exists? I thought it did in an early build of the navigation app (according to youtube videos), but I've never seen it on my Droid.
     
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    So you walk around your house looking at google maps? Is the Fridge and restroom pinned in My Places? lol just having a little fun.
     
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    I saw my friend's iphone do exactly that. Was cool. Sometimes you don't want to navigate to somewhere, just follow along. It was especially handy when walking down the street. The map rotates and the place or street you are looking for is on the same side as on your screen. Wish that could be implemented here soon.
     
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