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  1. Shawn Garvey1's Avatar
    Hello, Forum! I've recently moved from Android to W10M and am truly enjoying my 950XL. One thing I rely on daily is navigation, and I'm a little frustrated at the performance of the Microsoft Maps app. When navigating, the graphics are very choppy as opposed to my experience with Google Maps or some 3rd party W10M apps like Sygic that are very fluid and smooth as the location icon moves through the map. Does anyone else experience MMaps this way, or am I missing some sort of setting that would improve the performance in this regard? I can certainly live with it, but I find it kind of distracting. First World problems, I know....any input or suggestions are welcome!
    Kot Prada likes this.
    04-23-2017 12:13 PM
  2. EspHack's Avatar
    last time I used a smooth map app on my phone was here maps, or nokia maps before that, silky smooth as the rest of wp7-8

    now it seems smoothness is irrelevant to microsoft, but it runs as you would expect on pc(a shocker, I know), my bet is they make it for pc and dont bother optimizing for mobile other than sizing it correctly

    oh and you never used waze I guess, man that thing reminds me of early symbian on touchscreen
    04-23-2017 01:27 PM
  3. T Moore's Avatar
    Is your map support coming from phone data or downloaded maps?
    04-23-2017 01:33 PM
  4. wgrs's Avatar
    Rather smooth on my 730. Should be even smoother on 950.

    I never complain about its smoothness, but the many severe bugs in the Maps app. Just give me back Here Maps....
    04-24-2017 08:03 AM
  5. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Maps on my 640 can't seem to find driving directions to most locations. Mostly out of state. I have downloaded my state map, so maybe that's why it works.



    It's been doing this since 15063, and I'm now 15205.0. I have done a hard reset.
    Last edited by jeffchapik; 04-24-2017 at 12:54 PM.
    04-24-2017 12:01 PM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    @Shawn Garvey1 How do you mean choppy?

    I know in some really obscure/remote areas I've been too, there seem to be map quality issues and you get drawing problems or it seems stuck for a moment while you're busting down a highway.

    I do normally try to download the offline version on my phone.

    I guess I'm not really sure what you mean because I don't usually look at the device while navigating, I listen for the audio cues and glance at the screen if I need a bit more clarification. I haven't noticed choppiness that affected me. Like all the zooms in and out and what not seem ok.

    950XL user here
    04-24-2017 03:28 PM
  7. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Is your map support coming from phone data or downloaded maps?
    Good question. I can't answer the OP because I don't ever look at the screen while driving. I leave the phone in my pocket and let it announce directions via blue-tooth.

    I do keep the maps in the phone so it's possible there could be delays waiting for maps to update over data although that would be a really poor design if you were remaining on course. I mean it should pre-load at least enough to cover delays based on very recent data performance.

    I assume the OP is using it for directions but if not, I suppose it would be harder for the app to pre-load the necessary area.

    So regardless, keeping the maps in the phone might not help but can't hurt. Relying on data might hurt.

    Plus if you don't have the maps in the phone, its harder to annoy the person sitting next to you in a plane by your phone constantly recalculating routes as the plane fails to follow any known roads. I do know that maps ignores altitude. It might say turn right at .... but never says descend x thousand feet and turn right at ....
    J Dubbs likes this.
    04-24-2017 04:35 PM
  8. Iain_S's Avatar
    is extremely slow compared to ios and androids built in map apps.
    04-24-2017 07:27 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Does anybody realize that Maps is actually Here? Go to maps settings (settings>system>offline maps) and you'll see the Here copyright next to Microsoft's.
    04-24-2017 09:50 PM
  10. anthonyng's Avatar
    @fatclue_98 Here maps data only, definitely not the same app
    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    04-24-2017 10:36 PM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've never used maps on an windows 10 mobile phone. It seems fluid on desktop/tablet.

    But I'll say something completely unrelated - BB maps on my bb10 phone is fluid, the navigation is solid, the voice reader works well, the traffic calculation is perfect - When I am driving with someone who uses google maps, pretty much always end up using bb maps. Maybe its because of QNX and its high responsiveness (hence why its still used in car navigation systems I suppose). But its map app from a now defunct OS, that has never been ported to any other OS.

    I'll miss it.
    04-25-2017 12:03 AM
  12. zack251's Avatar
    Microsoft Maps is not that good and unreliable. It seems the GPS is not functioning well. I miss Here. You should try Sygic, a paid app which is better.
    wgrs likes this.
    04-25-2017 01:50 AM
  13. SlideWRX's Avatar
    I have had a couple of issues with Maps lately.
    First, while doing a 12 hour trip, I noticed it added a half hour on to the Estimated Time of Arrival. I realized it because the wifes iPhone regularly predicted a shorter time for anything over an hour. I compared vs google maps and sure enough google was a half hour shorter. During the trip, it held on to the half hour of extra time until roughly two hours from the end, when it started adjusting, and I arrived very nearly a half hour before the original ETA. It is doing this for every long trip now. Makes the ETA untrustworthy/worthless.
    My second issue is that the map app is showing my icon off of the road, roughly 100 feet. It isn't recalculating everytime I am near a sidestreet, so the GPS doesn't think I am in the wrong place, but the display is off by roughly 100 feet. According to the display I am driving through houses and business and it is still happily tracking me along the route.
    04-26-2017 09:53 AM
  14. anthonyng's Avatar
    @SlideWRX Wow 12 hour trip! A lot can happen during that trip. Curious though, wouldn't you be happy to see that you ended up earlier than expected? For long trips, I'm just happy to not be late as anything can happen and focus on morning, lunch, dinner type of time frames rather than exact times.

    The 2nd problem is probably a maps data issue. Curious, what city? Why don't you submit feedback to say the position is wrong? You can do that right in the app by "Suggest Change", "The map isn't accurate", move the marker right where your icon is and say it's wrong by 100ft
    04-26-2017 11:20 AM
  15. bprashant19's Avatar
    my maps were working fine before updating to creators update. for some reason now it feels as if the offline maps are taking a lot longer to load and even the text seems a bit odd
    04-26-2017 12:44 PM
  16. anthonyng's Avatar
    @bprashant19 not sure about speed, kinda seems the same to me, but text or rendering has changed from my perspective as well.
    04-26-2017 03:40 PM
  17. SlideWRX's Avatar
    @SlideWRX Wow 12 hour trip! A lot can happen during that trip. Curious though, wouldn't you be happy to see that you ended up earlier than expected? For long trips, I'm just happy to not be late as anything can happen and focus on morning, lunch, dinner type of time frames rather than exact times.

    The 2nd problem is probably a maps data issue. Curious, what city? Why don't you submit feedback to say the position is wrong? You can do that right in the app by "Suggest Change", "The map isn't accurate", move the marker right where your icon is and say it's wrong by 100ft
    I'm not asking for it to read my mind about food or gas stops. On a 12 hour trip it isn't too bad, but on a 1 hour trip it is frustrating. It will still add a half hour to shorter trips. Plus, If every one else can make an accurate arrival time, why can't MS? it used to....

    I did find a feedback comment about the map issues to upvote. I doubt it was a map data issue, unless they updated the maps with the wrong coordinates wholesale. This was on two different occasions in two different areas using the maps to guide me; I was off for the whole trip. This is on downloaded state maps.
    05-02-2017 09:00 PM
  18. Williaml99's Avatar
    Sygic is buttery smooth, Maps not so much for me.
    05-02-2017 09:19 PM
  19. anthonyng's Avatar
    Something annoying in the CU maps now (or at least that's when I noticed it) is the focusing and zooming when searching a location and plotting a route to it is all wrong. After asking for directions, the map zooms so far out that the route is just a little line, I need to manually zoom back in to see the whole route properly.

    I did that today cause I was going to an unfamiliar area from where I normally travel to.

    I forgot to take note about performance but other than above, once I hit go, I put the phone down and I don't notice any issues with performance, I hear the prompts and it's good for me. When I'm stopped, I take a glance at what's coming up and I didn't find anything to complain about for performance.
    05-08-2017 12:38 AM
  20. gmfeld's Avatar
    Ever since the CU update, Maps no longer gives me traffic info on driving directions. That's annoying and basically wipes out the usefulness of the app. Why would I use this for driving diretions without traffic info when I can just use Waze?
    05-08-2017 03:29 PM
  21. alichataq85's Avatar
    Something annoying in the CU maps now (or at least that's when I noticed it) is the focusing and zooming when searching a location and plotting a route to it is all wrong. After asking for directions, the map zooms so far out that the route is just a little line, I need to manually zoom back in to see the whole route properly.

    I did that today cause I was going to an unfamiliar area from where I normally travel to.

    I forgot to take note about performance but other than above, once I hit go, I put the phone down and I don't notice any issues with performance, I hear the prompts and it's good for me. When I'm stopped, I take a glance at what's coming up and I didn't find anything to complain about for performance.
    I am having the same problem. I was hoping the latest update to Maps version 5.1705.1391.0 would fix the issue but it didn't. It is really frustrating.
    05-26-2017 09:02 PM
  22. alichataq85's Avatar
    Something annoying in the CU maps now (or at least that's when I noticed it) is the focusing and zooming when searching a location and plotting a route to it is all wrong. After asking for directions, the map zooms so far out that the route is just a little line, I need to manually zoom back in to see the whole route properly.

    I did that today cause I was going to an unfamiliar area from where I normally travel to.

    I forgot to take note about performance but other than above, once I hit go, I put the phone down and I don't notice any issues with performance, I hear the prompts and it's good for me. When I'm stopped, I take a glance at what's coming up and I didn't find anything to complain about for performance.
    This issue seems to have resolved for me after my phone updated to the latest operating system version (10.0.15063.414) tonight.
    anthonyng likes this.
    06-15-2017 12:21 AM
  23. Sardoc Spamfish's Avatar
    It's more reliable than it used to be, though it still doesn't seem to handle postcodes in Britain very well. I just go for full addresses rather than postcodes if possible, as it sometimes can show the wrong street.

    If you mean updating your position on the map, that's slow as all hell. Tolerable when driving, but unbearable when walking. It updates every what, 50-100 metres? Nowhere near what Google offers.
    06-15-2017 08:11 AM
  24. Chippy757's Avatar
    It's an utter crap compared to previous maps with 8.1. Half of street names are missing, zooming, juddering issues, no Points of interest, transport and etc. Everything you could possible think of basically... Pathetic. Luckily for me Waze can get me around most the time.
    06-15-2017 12:06 PM
  25. SlideWRX's Avatar
    During the trip, it held on to the half hour of extra time until roughly two hours from the end, when it started adjusting, and I arrived very nearly a half hour before the original ETA. It is doing this for every long trip now. Makes the ETA untrustworthy/worthless.
    I don't know which update did it, but ETA seems to finally be back to normal.
    07-06-2017 09:00 AM
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