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Mac OS X Mavericks: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 12. Maps for Finding Your Way

Goals

Set up Location Services

Get directions

Use a 3D view

Pin a specific location

Check out current traffic conditions

Quickly get info about a business

A new addition to the Mac OS with Mavericks, the Maps apps is easy to use, useful, and just plain cool.

Maps lets you search for businesses by type or by name with the builtin search box. It also shows you where you are, and shows you, with turn-by-turn directions, how to get to where you want to be, whether by car or by foot. You even get to see several different routes when they’re of similar time and distance. And, what is perhaps my favorite feature, you can see current traffic conditions!

The Maps App

Open Maps from Launchpad. If you allowed Mavericks ...

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