Google Maps Improvements

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redman042, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Just watched the 3GS walk through video on Apple's website.

    On the 3GS, Google maps now rotates the maps so the direction you're facing is pointed up at all times, just like a real GPS.

    Nice. I did not know that.

    I wonder what other hidden improvements (if any) will be in Google Maps.
     
  2. Benjay macrumors member

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    This is due to the new digital compass. It isn't a 'hidden improvement, it was one of the main selling points!
     
  3. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it only works for the 3GS, not the 1st gen or 3G
     
  4. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've known for a while that Google maps would show which way you're pointing. I didn't know it would actually rotate the map itself. That's a pretty big change to how Google Maps works.
     
  5. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    however many gps don't have a compass, they orient the map based on your position vector over time
     
  6. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    That may very well "work," that's not how Apple implemented it. Maybe the jailbreaking community can figure out how to do it.
     

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