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Centering of CoPilot map in Navigation mode - Android
wxtoad
I've been trying out the free version of CoPilot for Android on my Toshiba Thrive tablet. It seems to work quite well except for one problem: the map does not scroll as I travel and thus my current location keeps going off the map until I scroll it by hand - not a good thing to do while driving. I've looked through the online Users Guide and haven't found anything that tells me how to set the display so that my location stays centered and the map scrolls. Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks, Ted H.
malaki86
First question: do you have a destination set in it so that it's actually in the navigation mode?

If so, on the navigation window (the main window), in the top-left you should see 2 icons. One is the '-', for zooming out. Directly under it is an arrow, pointing at a 45deg angle. Tap that one.
wxtoad
Thanks for the tip - I'll try it out next time I go out. Yes, I did have an actual destination input and the map was showing me the suggested route.

Interestingly, I got a reply from ALK who said the scrolling map was not enabled in the free version:

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Thank you for contacting CoPilot Technical Support.

If you're looking to try out CoPilot GPS (our free app) you will find that this feature is unavailable at first. One can unlock this feature via in-app purchase. Otherwise, our CoPilot Live Premium USA app will include this feature along with all of our latest features plus a complimentary 12 month subscription to live traffic alerts.
Anyway, thanks for your response.
Ted H.
OneRVer
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Originally Posted by wxtoad
Interestingly, I got a reply from ALK who said the scrolling map was not enabled in the free version:
Anyway, thanks for your response.
Ted H.
Sure makes one wonder about ALK. I mean put our a trial (free) version that does not scroll. Sure makes me want to buy one.
wxtoad
Indeed, isn't that the truth? I'm going to be on the road tomorrow so will give it another test. I was setting up the route this evening and after clicking "Go", I did see that 45-degree arrow that malaki86 mentioned and when I clicked it, the indicator did jump to the center of the screen, so I'm thinking that perhaps all is well. I'll report back tomorrow evening when I get home. Ted
wxtoad
OK - I gave the CoPilot another test run the other day and malaki86 was correct. I hit that little 45-degree button and presto, my location stayed centered and the map scrolled.

From what I've seen so far, this Android app is fine for basic navigation, but it's a far cry from MS S&T which is my primary trip planning and navigation aid.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by wxtoad
From what I've seen so far, this Android app is fine for basic navigation, but it's a far cry from MS S&T which is my primary trip planning and navigation aid.
Hi wxtoad,

That is an excellent observation. As I started typing up a reply to it I realized it really asks the question about two different types of GPS apps. I decided to put the resulting post in a more appropriate spot. Here's the link.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/5026-trip-planning-vs-navigation

Thanks for triggering the thought process. I hope it helps a few of our users, now and future, to sort this question out.

...ken...
malaki86
As a trucker, I use a combination of Streets & Trips for planning out my long hauls (planning where to stop for the day, where to fuel, etc), but I use CoPilot for the navigation. Yes, I have to enter the same stops in both programs (I have the exact same POI's loaded in both), but it's a system that works great for me. Until Streets has a true, touch-friendly navigation display that will work on a 7" screen, I'll stick with this system of trip planning/navigation.
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