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Using the "View Map" Feature of the Garmin Nuvi

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Jason D. O'Grady reviews the features of the "View Map" feature of the Garmin Nuvi, including Map Screen, Turn List and Trip Computer.
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This chapter is from the book

If you’ve read Chapter 3, you know that the main screen (also known as the Where To?/View Map screen; Figure 4.1) is an integral part of the nüvi user experience. It’s the hub for your navigation experience and the default screen you see when the nüvi is turned on.

Figure 4.1

Figure 4.1 The main screen of the nüvi.

In Chapter 3, I cover navigation and the Where To? icon. This chapter focuses on the other major icon in the main screen: View Map.

Map Screen

The map screen (Figure 4.2) provides a wealth of information. To view it, tap the View Map icon in the main screen—or tap the Go! button after you find a destination or choose a route.

Figure 4.2

Figure 4.2 The map screen.

Three different map views are available on the nüvi. To change the current view, tap Tools > Settings > Map and then choose one of the following options:

  • 3D. This view is the default map view for a reason: Simply put, it’s the best. I encourage you to play with the two other views, but I can almost guarantee that you’ll switch back to 3D view.
  • Track Up. This option gives you a 2D overhead view, like the view provided by most online mapping services, with your direction of travel displayed at the top.
  • North Up. This option also provides a 2D overhead view, but north is always at the top.
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