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Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition by Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter  12

Working with Maps

The iPad has a powerful mapping application called Maps. It uses Google Maps to interactively find and display locations using map and satellite imagery. With Maps, you can get directions, view traffic, and more.

In this chapter, you’ll discover how to navigate maps, bookmark locations, “walk down” a street in Street view, and even use your iPad as a compass. Maps isn’t just a powerful app; it’s a fun one, as well. Let’s get started.

Launch the app by tapping the Maps icon (see Figure 12–1). It looks like a small map that shows a section of Interstate 280. The pin on the icon just happens to be where Apple’s headquarters is located in Cupertino, California. This takes you into the Maps application, where you can ...

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