Just as a matter of interest...
When you zoom in or out on the Nuvi (and others I presume) a small map scale is in the mid bottom of the screen and shows 800m or 3 km or whatever.
What is that distance?
From the front of the vehicle icon to the top of the screen?
Total screen hight/ width?
Was just wondering about it as I barrelled along at 160km/h...
Any replies welcome.
Just as on a paper map's legend, the scale is the measured length of the scale. Boy that doesn't make a lot of sense, but here is what I mean...
That means that the zoom is at .3 miles for every length of that scale (between the two vertical lines) so if from the car to the top of the screen measures two of those, then it would be .6m from the car to the top of the screen.
Understand what I am saying? I didn't explain very well.
That is what I suspected but wanted to check.
Did that make sense?
Esenntially, if you are in 3D mode, there is no true "scale" from your vehicle icon to the top of the screen. in the other modes, it is a fixed scale, but 3D is definitely not.
My GPSr doesn't even display the scale in 3D mode.
as far as I know, none do in 3D mode.
It would be pointless to do so.
Zoom Control would have probably been a better choice of words.
Mine displays a symbol in the lower left that is similar to a volume control symbol. As I zoom out, I get a triangular shape that gets larger. It does not give any scalular value, but it does represent how much I have zoomed in or out.
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