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Older version of Google Maps for android had a separate Navigation app, in it I could either set a destination for guided navigation or simple select "Display map" with would always show my GPS location as I travel (streets, turns etc.)

With recently updated map app, I can either see my static location on the map or choose destination for navigation.

How do I simple display dynamic navigation map that would display my current location as I drive?

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Please see this question –  Sid Aug 12 '13 at 16:13
    
@Sid, that didn't exactly answer my question. I didn't lose Navigation app. I lost ability see my current dynamic location without setting up the destination, I commented your other answer –  Yuriy Galanter Aug 12 '13 at 16:31
    
I think Al Everett has given you the answer. :) happy travelling mate!! –  Sid Aug 12 '13 at 16:53
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You just need to access "My Location" in Maps.

Click the "location" button in the bottom right corner to have the map scroll to your location. (Obviously you need to have Location Services turned on.) The button will turn blue and there will be a glowing blue dot at your location.

Tap the button again and the view will change to "compass mode", a partial-3d view with 3-d building outlines and pointed in the direction you're facing. The button will change to a compass. Tap again to get back to the top-down view.

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If you want something to keep track of where you travel, the recent overhaul to MyTracks looks pretty good. –  Al E. Aug 12 '13 at 16:46
    
I did try that and it does show my static location, but it doesn't show street movement same way Navigation does when direction is set. Old app used to do that. So am I correct in assuming this is no longer available? –  Yuriy Galanter Aug 12 '13 at 16:55
    
@Yuriy: I guess I'm not clear on what you mean. When I'm looking at the map, if I'm in motion my position on the map changes. –  Al E. Aug 12 '13 at 16:59
    
@YuriyGalanter touch that icon three times and strat the trip. Are you telling about this Al Everett? –  Sid Aug 12 '13 at 17:00
    
@Sid: No, I'm talking about Google Maps. MyTracks is a separate app. –  Al E. Aug 12 '13 at 17:01
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As I mentioned in my comment, upon further research I found that "Follow me" feature or "Navigation without destination set" was removed from the latest release of Android map app.

Following someone else's advice I am switching (at least for now). to the Waze app

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