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View map

About viewing the map

You can view the map in the same way as you might look at a traditional paper map. The map shows your current location and many other locations such as Favorites and POIs.

To view the map in this way, tap View map or View route in the Main menu.

You view different locations on the map by moving the map across the screen. To move the map, touch the screen and drag your finger across the screen.

To select a location on the map, tap the location on the map. The cursor highlights the location and displays useful information about the location in an information panel. Tap the information panel to create a Favorite or plan a route to that location.

View map

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Important: Not all features on this screen can be controlled using the commander. Use the touchscreen instead.

  1. The scale bar
  2. Traffic - current traffic incidents. Use the Options button to select whether traffic information is shown on the map. When traffic information is shown on the map, POIs and Favorites are not shown.
    Note: To use a TomTom traffic information service, you may need a subscription or a re-ceiver. Traffic services are not supported in all countries or regions. For more information, visit http://www.tomtom.com/services.
  3. Marker
    Markers point to your current location (blue), your home location (yellow) and your destination (red). The marker shows the distance to the location.
    Tap a marker to center the map on the location pointed to by the marker.You can also set your own marker. Tap the cursor button, then tap Set marker position to place a green marker at the cursor position.To turn markers off, tap Options, then Advanced and clear the Markers checkbox.
  4. Options button
  5. The cursor with street name balloon
    Tap the button in the street name balloon to open the cursor menu. You can navigate to the cursor position, make a Favorite of the cursor position, or find a Point of Interest near the cursor position.
  6. The Find button
    Tap this button to find specific addresses, favorites or Points of Interest.
  7. The zoom bar
    Zoom in and out by moving the slider.

Options

Tap the Options button to set the information shown on the map and show the following infor-mation:

  • Traffic - select this option to show traffic information on the map. When traffic information is shown, POIs and Favorites are not shown.

Note: To use a TomTom traffic information service, you may need a subscription. Traffic ser-vices are not supported in all countries or regions. For more information, visit http://www.tomtom.com/services.

  • Names - select this option to show street and city names on the map.
  • Points of interest - select this option to show POIs on the map. Tap Choose POIs to choose which POI categories are shown on the map.
  • Images - select this option to show satellite images of the area being viewed. Satellite images are not available in every map or for every location on the map.
  • Favorites - select this option to show your Favorites on the map.

Tap Advanced to show or hide the following information:

  • Markers - select this option to enable markers. Markers point to your current location (blue), your home location (yellow) and your destination (red). The marker shows the distance to the location.

Tap a marker to center the map on the location the marker is pointing to.

To create your own marker, tap the cursor button. Then tap Set marker position to place a green marker at the cursor position.

To disable markers, tap Options, then tap Advanced and deselect Markers.

  • Coordinates - select this option to show GPS coordinates in the lower left corner of the map.

Cursor menu

The cursor can be used to do more than highlight a location on the map.

Position the cursor on a location on the map, then tap the arrow and then tap one of the following buttons:


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Navigate there

Tap this button to plan a route to the cursor position on the map.


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View location

Tap this button to view information about the location on the map such as the address.


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Set marker position

Tap this button to create your own green marker and place it at the cursor position.

If a green marker exists, this button changes to Delete marker.


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Find POI nearby

Tap this button to find a POI near the cursor position on the map.

For example, if the cursor currently highlights a restaurant location on the map, you can search for a nearby parking garage.


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Correct location

Tap this button to make a map correction for the cursor position on the map.

You can make the correction only on your own map or you can share the correction with the TomTom Map Share community.


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Add as favorite

Tap this button to create a Favorite at the cursor position on the map.


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Add as POI

Tap this button to create a POI at the cursor position on the map.


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Travel via…

Tap this button to travel via the cursor position on the map as part of your current route. Your destination remains the same as before but your route now includes this location.

This button is only available while there is a planned route.


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Center on map

Tap this button to center the map on the cursor position.