That's odd, as it works OK here, as you can see in the demo video. Can you give me an example of a route you plotted where this happens? Also, can you let me know what browser you are using please and which Map Type and Auto-Plot settings you have selected?
I think there may be a bug in this feature; certainly for me I always see an image at right angles to the road ahead; ie I am always looking at a hedge or the like. Happy to send some screenshots / route examples for you to look at. Please advise?
It should be doing this already - see this demo video:
The view should point in the direction of travel based on the last 2 points plotted.
Is there any chance of another tweek in relation to this feature; is it possible to make the steetview image look along the road by default rather than look to the side as it does at the moment?
Perfect; much easier to use.
We've made a tweak to this so that when you activate the Split Screen Street View, it now shows the point on the route nearest to the middle of the map when, unless the end of the route is visible on the map, in which case it will show that instead. Thanks again for the feedback Brian.
Thanks for this additional information Brian. Yes, when you activate the Split Screen feature, the Street View image is set by default the end of the route (unless there is no route plotted). However, there is no need to zoom out to see the Street View pegman if you want to change its position - you can just drag it from its docking position on the left of the map to and you'll be able to drop it in a new position. I can see that it would be more helpful though if it was automatically placed on a section of the map in view, so I'll get this changed. Thanks again for your feedback.
I use Firefox (58.0.2) on Mac OSX (10.13.3) so this may be mixed up in this somewhere.
If I open a route; zoom in part way along the route; click the Streetview split screen option; the Streetview image being displayed is the end of the route not where I am zoomed in. The previously available access to him on the left hand side has gone. This means to Streetview where I am, I now have to zoom out, grab the man, bring him back; which as you will apreciate is a bit of a pain.
His original placeholder does seem to reapear on the left hand side; and intermittently he does seem to go back; I cant repoduce that reliably.
You can keep working, keeping him close by; problem is if you click off the feature and then click back; he goes back to the end.
Ideally if you click the feature the Streeview image should be on the centre (or plotted route closest the centre) of the zoomed map image.
I hope that makes sense?
I'm glad you like the new Split Screen feature, we've had some very positive feedback about it.
I can't seem to reproduce the problem you mentioned though. The Street View pegman should move when you plot a point but not when you drag the map. If you're able to make it happen again, can you let me know how you did it please?
Love the split screen; I've just been planning a long distance road cycling route; I always use Streetview to make an assessment of traffic volumes; and this makes it very easy to move quickly through the route.
One observation; not sure if its a glitch or by design; if you move the map and the little gold man is no longer visible he seems to revert to the end of the route rather than stay where you left him.