Find Your Current Location with iPad's Maps App
iOS 6 includes an improved Maps app. beyond its good looks, zooming in and out is noticeably faster, it now offers spoken turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic updates, and has a cool new 3D view.
One supremely simple yet extremely useful thing you can do with the Maps app is determine your current location.
Make sure Location Services is enabled by tapping Settings→Privacy→Location Services.
Tap the Location Services and Maps switches if necessary to turn them On.
Tap the Home button to return to the Home screen.
Tap the Maps icon on your Home screen.
Tap the little arrow icon in the lower-left corner of the screen.
The arrow icon turns a soothing purple to let you know that Location Services is doing its thing and that you’ll soon see a blue circle, which indicates your approximate location. And if you move around, your iPad can update your location and adjust the map so that the location indicator stays in the middle of the screen.
Just so you know, if you tap, drag the map, or zoom in and/or out, your iPad continues to update your location, but it doesn’t continue to center the marker. That’s a good thing, but it also means that the location indicator can move off the screen.