+Renegade Knight Posted February 22, 2007 Share Posted February 22, 2007 (edited) I've tried using Track Up as the orientation setting when viewing maps-- but only for a brief period. Don't care for it at all and find it quite confusing and harder to visualize the "big picture". My wife's preference on the other hand is exactly the opposite. With orientating set to North Up she has a hard time visualizing which way to turn unless she can read the printed turn directions. She much prefers Track Up. Is this a male/female thing? Left brain / right brain phenomenon? Sure sign I'm losing it??? Maps are north up. When I'm visualzing them though I orient to my frame of reference. If I'm looking at a map and the world around me I orient north up and point north on the map north in the real world. You can call that North - Track Up. When I'm driving my frame of referene is my windshield view. Track up all the way. At my desk, I don't really care and it's all North up and I don't have any frame of reference except the map and my own brain which both agree on north up. Except my home town where I was messed up for a lot of years orienting evething East Up intead of north. Edited February 22, 2007 by Renegade Knight Quote Link to comment
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