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  1. Keep External Bluetooth GPS connected

    When the external Bluetooth GPS is connected/tracking my location, and I minimize Maps Pro or switch to another app, when I come back to Maps Pro it is no longer tracking and I must reconnect.

    Additionally, it would be great if the app could connect to external GPS when I start it up.

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  2. Don't place a blue pin when double clicking/tapping

    I often double click to zoom in on the map, but in addition to zooming in there is a blue pin marking the location when it is not needed.

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    Done in version 57 (to be published).

    When you click / tap on the map, you now have a nice ripple animation and the marker comes with a bounce animation. The blue marker is not added/moved anymore with double clicking/tapping

    Fabien

  3. Add a favorite by tapping on the map

    I would like to be able to add a favorite when I tap on the map. It seems I can now only add a place I've searched for as a favorite.

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    Hello,

    I recently made a change as a few users told me that they couldn’t get the blue marker to show up on their touchscreen. While I can’t reproduce this behaviour on my own touch screen, I added some thing that make a “long press” act like a tap and brings up the marker with the options such as add as a favorite

    Fabien

  4. Zoomlevel and buttonsize

    Show zoomlevel on map.

    Increase size zoom buttons.

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  5. Automatic map Zoom and Repeat routing Instructions

    Include an automatic zoom option. When selected, it zooms map based on detected speed. Include an option for automatically timed repeats of turn by turn voice routing instructions also based on detected speed.

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    Hello and thanks for sharing this suggestion,

    Automatically timed repeats of turn by turn voice routing instructions have been added to the next update of Maps Pro (Version 109), it should be available in the next few days

    Thanks again for your feedback!
    Fabien

  6. more pines on map

    In streets and trips I would look up garage sales in paper then pin them in map and use gps to follow us around to different sales but do not know how to put more the one pin at a time on map pro

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  7. Route tracing / recording (breadcrumbs)

    Route tracing – by this I mean, if I have my Surface in the car with Maps Pro loaded, I`d like to be able to turn on route tracing and it would show me a particular route I have taken on my journey. Combine that with ability to add a quick pin would be awesome.

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  8. I would like to see a GPS Log feature

    I would like to record my trips and save them as Log files Showing Start time/date, End Time/Date, and total miles traveled. I would like to see the file saved with a map and a "trail of bread crumbs" ala Delorme Street Atlas, Saving the file as (any file name I want) I perfer the format [yymmddhhmm] [from] [to] This has saved my butt in the past doing it this way with delorme

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  9. Need to be able to zoom closer than 300 meters.

    I'm demoing Maps Pro for use while Quading. Using topo maps and tracks/waypoints from a field guide. The closest I can zoom in is 300 meters, but I really need at least 30 meters to see all the waypoints and add new waypoints reliably. Running on an Acer Iconia W4 tablet, I can zoom in closer using my fingers, but when I release my fingers, the zoom naps back to 300 meters. could you either enable closer zoom, or create a settable closest zoom?

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    Hello,

    I made a change in the next update. While 4UMaps only provide tile images until zoom 15, I now allow you to go to zoom 18 when 4UMaps is selected. When zoom is between 15 and 18, the map tile images are stretched, just like when you zoom in with your fingers.

    The update will be available in a couple of days. To check if you have the update, go to Menu > Help > What’s new and changes for version 93 should say “Hotfix 12 August: 4UMaps map style can now be zoomed further for more details”

    Fabien

  10. enable use of uk ordnance survey maps

    There are several apps which use ordnance survey maps (online only) which give much better detail in rural areas

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  11. Make Portuguese voice turn by turn

    Create at least the voice turn by turn, Brazil and Portugal will apreciate

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  12. Enable add to favorite button after searching by coordinates

    "add to favorite" and "directions" buttons are not showing after searching by coordinates (Latitude & Longitude).

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  13. Being able to save the turn by turn direction

    with calculated distance in meter between turns, with gps coordinates of each turn, and with indications, in a text format
    It will be useful for preparing rallye.

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  14. Implementing a location correction algrithm to get right location in China - China-specific issue

    Chinese users or people coming to China with a GPS will always find that their GPS will not give the right location anymore. It typically has several hundred meters offset to right one.
    This issue is caused by China government special regulations. Luckily, the algorithm to correct this is public in internet.
    Could you please implement this?

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  15. Street names need option for larger font size

    The street names are too small to read while driving and looking at a tablet size map. We need an option for larger font sizes.

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  16. Save Routes

    Save rotes , trips.

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  17. How can I tell what version of Maps Pro I am using?

    ALL window apps have their version number in the About display...except Maps Pro...it needs to be there...really.

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    Hello,

    The current version is displayed in Help > What’s new, with the list of the changes for that version.
    But I see your point (comment), so I also added it in Settings > About. Will be available from version 88

    Fabien

  18. Driver for GlobalSat BU 353 S4

    Just to say THANKS.. your info and download and the instructions worked great on my Windows 10
    Thanks Again

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  19. Bottom swipe difficult on tablets - need on screen 'Menu' button.

    I'm using a tablet and I find it difficult to get to the menu by swiping up from the bottom (using Win 8.1 OS) -- I usually have to do this 3 or 4 times. I'd like an option to put a 'Menu' button right below the + and - buttons so I can more easily display the menu when I'm driving. Thanks.

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    Hello,
    This feature will be available in version 88 that should be available next week.

    You now have a button on the bottom-right corner with like an arrow up, that will open the bottom menu. Once the menu is opened, this button will be hidden as the menu will come over it.
    Tapping anywhere else on the map closes the menu.

    There is also a “my position” button on top of it for ease of access

    Fabien

  20. Activating a routes needs a "Working..." icon

    Right now when I press Go to activate a route it takes about 20 seconds to see anything on the map happen with the route. At the top are the smallest dots that you can barely see moving across the top from left to right. This is probably the genius of Microsoft as their "Busy" or "Working" icons but it is very ineffective. Use your tools and give us a larger icon in the center of the screen so we know the execution of the route is happening!

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    Tried a few things to make it more obvious but depending on your configuration / screen size, some parts of the interface are hidden at times and hides the indicator, which defeats its purpose.

    So, easy solution, the orange dots are now a lot bigger, you can’t miss them!

    Will be available with update 89, available at the end of the week along with other new Maps Pro features

    Fabien

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