Stop map rotation during manual map scrolling

Jan Breuer shared this idea 6 years ago
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Is it possible to stop map rotation during manual movement?


Tipical situation:


I have Map rotation switched on.


I have also map centering switched on.


I want to explore some part of the map during movement. "Centering map" switched off automaticcaly, but map rotation did not stop.


I don`t want to switch off map rotation completely. I just want to stop rotating until I switch map centering again.

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My solution for this is to tap the 2nd button on the bottom.


And if u done - tap the button again.


Or is this a misunderstanding?

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This is partial solution.


For exampe:


I know, that something interresting is on my right so I move the map to the right. I don`t want to rotate the map to the north, I want the map to stay rotated.


Imagin I`m a passanger in a car and the driver turns left. Map also rotates! and that is bad for me. I`m viewing different part of the map than the car (gps) position.


Folowing rotation of the car is not what I want. I also don`t want to rotate map back to north, because I must start thinking where is the right side of the car on the map.

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"I know, that something interresting is on my right so I move the map to the right"


Don`t you mean you move the map to the LEFT?


And wouldn`t it be easier to zoom out rather than Pan the map?

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"Don`t you mean you move the map to the LEFT?"


OK, I want to see something on the RIGHT, so I tap the map and move my finger LEFT :)


"And wouldn`t it be easier to zoom out rather than Pan the map?"


May be, but it is always not visible at that zoom, so I must zoom in again in different place.


If the map center doesn`t follow GPS position or the GPS position is not visible on the screen at all, it doesn`t make sense for me to follow azimuth.

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OK, i`m starting to get a clearer picture of what you want.


My mind demands simplicity, so I get naturally skeptical when features are requested that are considered highly technoerotic.


You want the map to stop rotating, but you don`t want to go to "Plan" view`.


I see two possible solutions-


1. Reassign function of "Rotate" button in lower panel. Eliminate educational message on long press. Make a long press of Rotate button freeze azimuth. A second press will unfreeze rotation.


2. A cleaner solution- in settings (Quick Switch), add a choice that when map is panned (pulling GPS position away from map center), azimuth is frozen.

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2. ....to unfreeze map, you would have to re-center map wih centering button on left side of lower panel.

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First solution is complicated.


Second solution is perfect and solves everything.