Chapter 5

Moving Around with Maps


Bullet Finding your place

Bullet Seeing the view from here

Bullet Getting from here to there

Bullet Sharing locations and directions

Maps may seem like an app that you just want on a mobile device such as an iPhone or iPad — and you find it there — but since Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks, Maps is available on your Mac, too, and with good reason. With an Internet connection, Maps can find your current location, provide directions between two locations, and calculate the travel time from where you are to your next appointment, taking traffic conditions into consideration, and give you that information in Notification Center — talk about app integration. What’s more, with its built-in search function, you can find specific types of businesses that are near a location, such as restaurants near your hotel.

In this chapter, we tell you how to find your present location and locate an address you know. We talk about how to get directions from one place to another, and then make those indications available on your mobile device. We also explain how to share or save the locations ...

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