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navigating to a photo
January 22, 2020
5:19 pm
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Scott Creeger
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I will be traveling to Morocco and walking a lot of the old walled cities.  I thought it would be useful to take a picture of our riad/hotel so that we could find our way back.  Questions:  I watched your video on navigating back to a location using a photo. To practice the technique, I took a picture of our house and then tried to navigate back to it while walking.  In the video, it says bring up your photo, click on the i which will bring up a map.  There is no i anymore.  Is it still possible to use this technique in normal situations without the i?   As there will be no wifi or cell service walking the medina/souks I was wondering if it is possible to navigate back to a location using a photo.  I downloaded a map of our area here in AZ to use it offline and tried to navigate back with no wifi/cell service.  I failed.  It also said that walking directions are not available with off line maps. You can only walk in the walled part of the cities.  Is there a way to use a downloaded off line map with no cell or wifi service with or without a photo of our intended destination?  

I hope this makes some sense.  I realize that this is a situation that is not the norm.

Scott

January 25, 2020
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Scott,

I’m envious of your travels to Morocco – enjoy!

As for the missing i – on mobile devices now, you just swipe up on the photo to reveal the info panel.

As for not being able to use walking directions when on an offline map – sorry, that’s a show-stopper. Any way you can get a local sim card for Internet access when you’re there?  I think the offline map would still be useful – you can see the map, and you can see where you are, you just can’t get directions.

You might try Maps.me – it’s a different system altogether. All maps are completely offline. I haven’t used walking directions with it, but I found at least one comment from someone who says walking directions work.

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