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  1. 4,403 votes
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    • Auto Re-route

      I would like automatic re-route feature incorporated. Many times, I miss a turn and it is very frustrating to need to delete the current route and re-search the destination and get started again.

      512 votes
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      • 489 votes
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        • 231 votes
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            completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

            Available since v1.14.
            Search for a location, and then pin it to your homepage by clicking on the button.

          • 227 votes
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            • Public transit service directions (not only the layer)

              Put directions for bus transportation services it is on every Google map application except for this one because its new but it will be useful for people who live in big metropoliation cities like Houston,Texas I used to have a Android phone and for its apps they made it useful for its users and I know Microsoft and its app developers will do the same

              218 votes
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              • 195 votes
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                • 184 votes
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                  • make UI simpler.... be professional.... like official one

                    revise UI, be more fluent and faster,limit control pannel down... dont need to put everything in the main windows....

                    161 votes
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                    • Get the Offset of Chinese Maps using Baidu API

                      can use baidu API to conver the original lat/long to the fixed values

                      sample:
                      http://api.map.baidu.com/ag/coord/convert?from=0&to=2&x=116.254615&y=29.814476

                      you can call the api once and calculate the offset. then use this offset later. the offset is accurate in a certain range.

                      94 votes
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                      • Option to display a text list of all steps on screen

                        Display a list of steps to be able to read when driving

                        61 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

                          Available since v1.16.
                          Click on the directions buttons at the bottom of the screen.

                        • Store the pics of the route local, so you don't need internet while traveling

                          By downloading the pics around your route on the moment of entering the route. It won't need internet when on the road. Sounds good to me ;)

                          56 votes
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                          • Latitude stopped working again!! Now on v1.17

                            Latitude worked for a few days on v1.17 but now it stopped working again!!
                            I have tested on 2x Nokia Lumia 800 and 1x HTC Trophy.

                            I seriously doubt that google changes their Latitude API this often. Are you not following their API correctly?

                            49 votes
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                              completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

                              Hello,

                              gMaps v1.18 is now available on marketplace

                              Currently we are working on grand release gMaps 2.0 where we will implement flexible update process for Google Latitude to decrease downtime in future from several weeks to several hours.

                              Thank you for your patience and understanding,
                              gMaps Team

                            • 49 votes
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                              • Nearby Places - Business objects search - List companies

                                I think a user should be able to locate any nearby restaurants or anything of the sort while searching. For example if a user types "Safeway" it should process any nearby Safeway's in the area.

                                This could be really useful if a user is in a city visiting and wants to find a business or restaurant or even entertainment. Integrate directions along with the feature and it can be a really great tool.

                                38 votes
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                                • Spanish / other languages

                                  Podria estar en español y otros idiomas

                                  37 votes
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                                    completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

                                    Available since v1.11
                                    You can help us to review localized resources.

                                    Use the following link to access shared localization spreadsheet:
                                    http://is.gd/gMapsLocalization

                                    1. Find column with language you want to verify
                                    2. Check each value against the value in the “English (original)” column
                                    3. Make each verified value as Green. Please, try to suggest localized value with similar text length.

                                    Thank you very much for gMaps contribution. We really appreciate your efforts.

                                  • Don't block traffic info with the floating window

                                    I use gMaps a lot for the traffic info. The issue I have is the floating window with my speed is blocking the travel info when I am headed NE. Please doc the speed along the side or have it trail my travel direction.

                                    I love the product, I use it every day going to and from work.

                                    36 votes
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                                    • Option to auto rotate map to point in direction travelling

                                      When driving I found it much easier if the top of the map was always the direction travelling. Makes identifying the next turn easier.

                                      24 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                        completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

                                        Available since V1.9.
                                        1. Start tracking
                                        2. Choose driver mode (click on the arrow on your position, an airplane is shown)
                                        3. The map is auto-rotated in the direction of travaelling

                                      • Bug report - Localization

                                        Localization support

                                        When parsing the addresses if your phone is not in en-us, "At least one of the locations could not be found" message is shown. You should use a parse with CultureInfo.InvariantCulture

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Route search improvement - Address to address

                                          Current route search is limited from 'present position to address', can we modify to search from 'address to address'. Difficult to thumb the route search icon in touch phones.

                                          21 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                            completed  ·  Stéphane Rosi responded

                                            Available in v1.7 :
                                            1) Pin or search start place, then click “A” => “A” is highlighted
                                            2) Pin or search destination, then click “A” twice => “B” is highlighted
                                            3) Click the arrow on the pin => the route from A to B is calculated!

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