Before you start to import maps, add placemarks, and use map tools, you should first get acquainted with the basics. In this article, you can find information about two of the most used interfaces (Maps List and Map View) and how to view the Getting Started map.
Getting Started Map
The Getting Started map, which is by default available when the app is downloaded, provides information about several of the app's features and tools, as well as helps you learn to navigate the Map View. Pan around the map to read the various pointers and hints. If you delete the Getting Started map, you can import it again through the Settings tab.
When the Avenza Maps app is opened, the default screen is known as 'My Maps'. This displays any maps that you have downloaded or imported, the Import icon ('+'), Edit, as well as four tabs along the bottom. The four tabs are:
The My Maps screen also features:
- Map Store Account (head/bust icon) - allows users to log into their Map Store account where they can download previously purchased maps, change their email or password
- Map Updates (refresh icon) - allows users to check for any available map updates for Map Store maps (new in v3.7)
- Search and Filter options - allows users to search for a specific map, or to filter based on purchased vs. imported maps, bundles, etc.
Map View and Toolbar
When you select a map from the Maps List, the map opens displaying the Map View. The Map View consists of several components: