Using the map

The main page displays:

Search bar

A box in the lower part of the screen (search for places and addresses).

Tap on it to start searching on the map.

— Voice search

A button at the right edge of the search bar. Enables voice search.

— Menu

A button to the left of the search bar. Use the menu to change the map type, open the My places list, go to app settings, and add road events.

— Routes

Use this button to set a route.

Slide-out panel

The slide-out panel contains the quick search menu above the search bar.

Slide the panel up to see sections showing where to eat and drink, where to shop, where to relax and have fun, and so on.

Each section shows previews of objects in that category. Tap on the preview to go to the object card.

Each section has filters: tap the corresponding button to show only objects that match this filter. For example, tap Bars and pubs in Where to eat and drink to see a list of bars and pubs located nearby and recommended by the service.

Slide the panel down to open the map.

Map

On the main page, you'll see a map of your area and the following buttons:

— Traffic

Displays the current traffic jam level.

— Layers

Use this button to switch between map layers: (parking), (public transport in real time), and (panoramas). To learn how to turn on layers, see Layers.

and — Map type

Switches between 2D and 3D map views.

and — Zooming

Zoom in and out on the map.

Alternative ways to change the map zoom:

  • Stretch or shrink the map image.

  • Double tap the map and swipe up or down.

  • Double tap anywhere on the map to zoom in.

Some phone models give you even more options to change the zoom. For example, you might be able to change it using your volume button.

You can display or hide these buttons.

— Detect location

Automatically determines your location. If this function is enabled, then your current location is shown on the map as () and is taken into account when searching for places and getting directions.

— Menu

This button is available in following the route mode.

You can also do the following:

  • Create a list of favorite places on the map and use them to set routes.

  • Move the map. To view a different map area, drag the map in the appropriate direction.
  • Determine the distance between two places using the scale bar for your current map:

    You can display or hide the scale ruler.

  • Change the map orientation.

  • Use the options in the context menu. Tap and hold any point on the map to open the context menu:

  • As you move along your route, the app guides you, and tells you about upcoming maneuvers, your speed, and so on. You can configure the guiding features yourself.