Understanding turns in navigations

Understanding turns in navigations

When we start navigation, we will have to turn right / left at different points until our destination.
Some turns are more specific, such as turning into an alley that requires a full right turn while walking down a street or similarly turning from street to street.
These turns will usually be easier to understand. You can follow the information “Turn left / right after 60 meters” on the navigation screen. When this distance drops to 30 – 40 meters, you can know that you are approaching the turn and must turn from a turn near you.
In navigation applications, the sensitivity of turns may differ depending on the GPS quality of the phones and the street you are on. For this reason, it will be important to know the GPS sensitivity of the phone you are using. Generally, the GPS accuracy of the latest phones is much better, while the GPS quality of the phones released 2-3 years ago is lower, and there may be a certain amount of deviations. Location is also important, along with the phone’s location services, as navigation is multifactorial. For example, GPS will not work properly in areas with high buildings or roads with high slopes. In such cases, different clues can be used to understand where to turn when coming to turns. One of them is to reduce the remaining distance to the turn to a level of 30-40 meters. In some cases, due to the steepness of the road, you may be informed that you need to turn even before the turn has come.
Where you turn is as important as how many meters you turn back. For example, if it says you need to turn to a street, you can follow the street noises when the meter decreases, or if you are walking on the sidewalk, you can understand that the wall is over when you walk close to the wall edge of the sidewalk. If you cannot walk close to the wall, the sidewalk will end when you come to the street or an alley. At such points, you can understand that you have come to a turn.
If you have received a direction such as turn left after 40 meters, but you encounter an earlier turn while walking and you are not sure, you can walk a little more before turning to the street and check if there is another turn in the immediate vicinity. If there is a second turn in the immediate vicinity, you can continue by turning from there. If there is no second turn within 40 meters, you can turn from the first turn you see.

*Tip 1:

Sometimes, there are two spins close to each other, and you may have confused the original spin. In this case, you can reach your destination without going back; the application will renew your route as you walk on the new road and suggest a route you turned back to. Again in such cases, you can check which direction the target is in by looking at the bird’s eye distance and direction.

*Tip 2:

If you are approaching a major street and need to turn right / left, the navigation may not automatically move to the next step even if the current step is finished. If you cross the street, you will notice that the navigation will take you to the next step if you move a little in the middle of the street or on the opposite sidewalk. The main reason for this is that the road the map gives you is in the middle of the street. Sometimes on maps, pedestrian paths can also go from the middle of the street, or they may want to direct you from the opposite sidewalk. In such cases, it is important to know what to do after this turn. If we turn over the pavement we are on in the next step, we can continue walking by turning to the street without crossing the street. The navigation will automatically move to the next step shortly after we start walking. If we need to turn over the opposite sidewalk, we can turn by crossing the street. Either way, the navigation will correct itself.

*Tip 3:

When the person using a white cane while crossing the street raises his cane, the right of way takes priority. However, vehicle drivers may not comply with this, or sometimes the cane may not attract their attention. While crossing the street, if the road is not an intersection or is not very crowded, you can raise your hand that you do not use a cane and open it forward while crossing the road, and extend it forward with your palm facing the direction of the vehicles. This is a more visible method for vehicle drivers, but we recommend that you pay attention to issues such as how fast the vehicle comes and how crowded the road is. We do not recommend trying this method if you are just starting with independent action or not confident about it.
While navigating, not every turn may be an obvious street/street turn. Sometimes the road may curve to the right/left. In such cases, the navigation may not tell you a turn, but the directions in the second line of the information will change as the road starts to curve. For example, let’s assume that the road goes straight to 12 o’clock at the beginning. If the road curves to the right, you will see 1 or 2 clockwise, not 12. In such cases, you can continue walking as long as the road continues, as the sidewalk continues.
On some roads, the navigation may tell you to proceed straight along Ahi Evran Street after 100 meters on a long road that you walk straight. You may have wondered why he said to go straight again because the road always goes straight. In long and big streets, the road may continue with a new name after a certain point on the street. For example, Ahi Evran street is a long and straight road, and Büyükdere Street starts 400 meters after the street. These street interchanges usually have an intersection or four-way junction. Therefore, map applications consider these two streets as separate steps. When you see the step straight ahead on Büyükdere street after 120 meters, you can understand that the road continues straight, and you do not need to do anything extra.

Table of Contents

Direction Concepts
Bird eye distance concepts

Geting starting with navigation


Understanding turns in navigations

Incorrect directions on the map can cause

Practices for Using Navigation