Allow not rotate map from Settings while driving

Bug #1551190 reported by David Planella on 2016-02-29
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
uNav
Wishlist
costales

Bug Description

When driving, the current position point follows the calculated route along the way. However, the screen is never rotated.

Meaning that quite often, you end up with the route and map pointing backwards (e.g. "down" if you've got the phone in landscape mode mounted on a gps holder next to the steering wheel).

This makes driving extremely confusing, as if e.g. you need to turn left, with the map upside down, visually the route will indicate you to turn right. You can figure it out on a straight road with a 90° turn, but it gets much more difficult if you need to do several turns one after another.

That is done for the GPS positions. I'll try to add algoritm for
controlling that, but it should be improved with the GPS positions.

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On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:27 PM, David Planella <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> When driving, the current position point follows the calculated route
> along the way. However, the screen is never rotated.
>
> Meaning that quite often, you end up with the route and map pointing
> backwards (e.g. "down" if you've got the phone in landscape mode mounted
> on a gps holder next to the steering wheel).
>
> This makes driving extremely confusing, as if e.g. you need to turn
> left, with the map upside down, visually the route will indicate you to
> turn right. You can figure it out on a straight road with a 90° turn,
> but it gets much more difficult if you need to do several turns one
> after another.
>
> ** Affects: unav
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1551190
>
> Title:
> Change orientation of the map to point always forward
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It should also be easy to set the preference to show always north up (or south up for Australians :)
I hate to see the driving directions always up...

costales (costales) on 2016-03-26
summary: - Change orientation of the map to point always forward
+ Allow not rotate map from Settings
summary: - Allow not rotate map from Settings
+ Allow not rotate map from Settings while driving
Changed in unav:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → costales (costales)
Changed in unav:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Artem Anufrij (artem-anufrij) wrote :

Hey Marcos,

Have you this functionality on your Roadmap? :)

@Artem: No, but that's just why navigation devices are such a great improvement over roadmaps. Or do you suggest we should reproduce the bugs of "analog material" for nostalgic reasons ;-)?

If the map doesn't rotate, the arrow car should rotate. I have to look into
that.

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Changed in unav:
milestone: none → 0.63
costales (costales) on 2016-08-23
Changed in unav:
milestone: 0.63 → none
costales (costales) on 2017-01-21
Changed in unav:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.66
status: Triaged → In Progress
costales (costales) on 2017-01-29
Changed in unav:
milestone: 0.66 → 0.67
costales (costales) on 2017-01-30
Changed in unav:
status: In Progress → Triaged
milestone: 0.67 → none
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