Chapter 2: Finding Your Way with Maps
In This Chapter
Going to your current location
Knowing where you’ve been
Finding directions, info, and more
Conveying location information beyond maps
If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, the Maps app on iPad will be very familiar. The big difference with iPad is the large screen on which you can view all the beautiful map visuals and terrain and street views as long as you have an Internet connection.
You will find lots of great functions in the Maps app, including getting directions with suggested alternate routes from one location to another by foot, car, or public transportation. You can bookmark locations to return to them again. And the Maps app makes it possible to get information about locations, such as the phone numbers and web links to businesses. You can even look at a building or location as if you were standing in front of it on the street, add a location to your Contacts list, or e-mail a location link to your buddy.
Be prepared: This app is seriously cool, and you’re about to have lots of fun exploring it in this chapter.