Access different views in Maps [webOS 3.0] | webOS Nation

Access different views in Maps [webOS 3.0]

by Adam Marks Tue, 06 Sep 2011 8:58 am EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0 and higher

webOS 3.0 on the TouchPad was the first webOS device to replace the lackluster webOS Google Maps app with Bing Maps in webOS 3.0. While it may not have all the same features as Maps apps on other platforms, it does have some nice options for you within the app, including the ability to change how you view the map. In additional to the standard map and satellite views that you were used to in Google Maps, you also have the "Bird's Eye" views that provide an angled viewing of a map (instead of a just a pure top-down view). To change you desired view type, tap on the  icon on the top-right of the app to expose a sliding pane from the right of the screen. From here, you can select Road, Satellite, or Bird's Eye.

Once you select your view type, you can pan around the map or zoom in using either a double-tap or pinch-to-zoom. In addition, when in Bird's Eye view, you can change viewing angles by placing two fingers on the map and rotating them either clockwise or counter-clockwise in a half-circle. Take a look after the break to see some examples of the different viewing angles that are available to you.


Your rating: None Average: 4 (1 vote)