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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ in 10 Minutes by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 10 Working with Maps

In this lesson, you learn how to use the Maps app to find your current location and how to use the built-in compass and Street View. You also learn how to navigate different map views, use the Traffic overlay, get directions, and more.

Getting the Most Out of Maps

Mapping is one of the most exciting apps on your iPad. It does have a few potentially frustrating pitfalls, but less so if you are aware and can watch out for them.

Here are a few iPad and digital mapping basics to help you get the most out of maps:

•   Your current location is calculated using data from Wi-Fi sources and, if you have a Wi-Fi+3G iPad, cellphone towers. You must be online to use Maps.

•   Wi-Fi source information may not be very accurate ...

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