My location & zoom buttons control the map display. You can read more in Interact with map article.
Directions button has 3 different indicative states:
- Default grey icon - the route has not been built yet. A dialog to build a new route will appear by click.
- Default blue icon - the route is built, but navigation has not started yet. A dialog with route information will appear by click.
- Blue arrow icon - the route is built and navigation has started. A dialog with route information will appear by click.
Search button buttons provides quick access from the map to search capabilities.
Compass widget indicates how map is oriented on the device screen and top arrow / red arrow points where the north of map is located. It also shows the current Map orientation mode. Clicking on the compass will cycle through all Map orientation modes.
Android: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Compass
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Compass
Compass widget could be hidden if current orientation mode is
No rotation (north always upwards) and north of the map is pointed exactly to the top of device.