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FAQ

Map modes: auto-centering, auto-orienting

There are three map modes:
  1. Standard mode: The map is fixed (with North upwards) and the location cursor moves to show your location.
  2. Auto-center mode: The current location is always kept centered on the screen, the map moves as needed.
    To enter this mode, tap on "Locate" button. An option in the preferences allows to have the location cursor kept near the bottom half of the screen, to better show the road ahead. To exit this mode, move once the map manually (by dragging it).
  3. Auto-orient mode: The map is oriented automatically using the magnetic compass.

How can I quickly assemble screenshots to make a large map?

Instead of assembling screenshots, it is easier to take take directly a single large screenshot. This can be done by simulating a large monitor.
Important remark: when using this trick, be sure to respect the end user license and copyright of the map. Important remark: when using this trick, be sure to respect the end user license and copyright of the map.
  1. Open your favorite map site in Firefox.
  2. Select "Responsive Design View" from the Web Developer submenu.
    This menu is in the Tools menu (on OS X) or in the Firefox menu (on other systems). In French, it is called "Vue adaptative".
  3. Select a screen size. You can type in directly the specific size you want:
  4. Click on the camera button to save your large image.
(Warning: do not abuse the service by selecting too large a size. As a reference, the latest iMac screen size is 5120 x 2880 pixels).

Other (older) methods: click here