Choose a default map view: Standard Map vs. Terrain View

Hi,

The terrain view for maps doesn't allow you to zoom in very far. I have to switch to Standard View every time I want to zoom in a map, which is very annoying. It would be nice to have an option to make Strava use the Standard View by default, or for it to remember the chosen map view from page to page so you only have to switch once. (Or, enable closer zooming on Terrain View if that is possible).

Thanks for listening,

Adrian

 

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  • Not being able to zoom in on Terrain View is because Google Maps only does Terrain maps to a limited level of zoom. But yes, it would be nice to be able to specify whether you wanted Terrain, Satellite or Standard maps as your default instead of having to change it every time.

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  • Very annoying 90% of the time I have to switch it, should be to choose a default map type 

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  • Agree. Terrain maps are limiting and should have option to change preference
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  • Defaulting to terrain maps is stupid.  We want option to choose whatever map we want as default!

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  • Agreed. People need to zoom in more than terrain view allows, especially on MTB rides.

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  • I quite like the idea of a default map tiling.

    Alternatively (to minimise settings bloat) just have it use the last-used map tile mode.

    Also I really think there the Terrain / Street / Satellite buttons need to all be "real" buttons in the top-right. In a lot of maps, Terrain mode is "hidden" as a little drop-down under Map, so its harder to notice, and more fiddly to turn off every time.

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  • Okay since I last commented, it seems that there has been a partial fix to this. When viewing an activity, the terrain map switches automatically to standard street map if you zoom in past the terrain map threshold. Perfect.

    Please update the map widget on the Segment creation page to also do this, because that's definitely a place its needed (even the segment creation instructions basically say turn off terrain map and zoom right in when creating it, which makes it seem silly to default to terrain map tiling for segment creation!).

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