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Getting Started (Android)

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017 09:28AM EDT

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, 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.

Maps List
When the Avenza Maps app is opened, the default screen is known as the 'Maps List'.  This displays any maps that you you have downloaded, a panel along the top with 3 icons/tabs, as well as an 'Add' context menu (lower right corner) which provides options to Add Folder, Add Collection, or Download or import a map. The 3 icons/tabs located along the top of the Maps List are:


Map View
When you select a map from the Maps List, the map opens displaying the Map View.  The map view consists of several components:

  1. Back
  2. Search
  3. Map information
  4. Toolbar

 Toolbar (within the Map View)
The Toolbar can be found at the bottom of the Map View and consists of several items:

  1. GPS and Compass
  2. Add Placemark
  3. Coordinates
  4. Map Features
  5. Map Tools


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