Arbitrary points in Google Maps on the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AlecEdworthy, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    #1
    Hi,

    When using Maps on the iPhone under firmware 1.1.2, is there a way to use an arbitrary point on the map as either the start or end point? e.g. I've manually located myself on the map, can I now say "get me from here to <destination>".

    I know it's possible with Google Maps on a computer but not found a way to do similar on the iPhone.

    Thanks, Alec
     
  2. AlecEdworthy thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    Bad form to reply to yourself but having now searched the internet some more I think I've come up with the answer...

    Under 1.1.2 - No
    Under 1.1.3 - Yes (tap the eye symbol, choose Drop Pin and then drag it as necessary)

    Unfortunately I'm running 1.1.2 at the moment and don't feel brave enough yet to give 1.1.3 a try (1.1.2 works and there's been a lot of stories of people installing 1.1.3 and having problems with 1.1.3 with non-iPhone contract SIM cards).

    Alec
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you could always get locateme from installer, or use ziphone to unlock 1.1.3
     
  4. AlecEdworthy thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    I have that but it's pretty inaccurate most of the time (hence me commenting about manually locating myself). It's good to get a general idea where you are and then scroll around to fix it properly.

    Yeah, but I'm still not quite brave enough to try that just yet (my phone is working fine at the moment and not everyone who's done the upgrade has had a smooth ride).

    Alec
     

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