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Map Folders vs. Collections (iOS)

Last Updated: May 31, 2019 01:06PM EDT

From the My Maps screen, to manage your maps, folders, and collections you will use the 'Edit' button located along the top toolbar.  

'Edit' context menu
From the 'Edit' icon,  you are able to add a Folder or Collection, as well as move or delete maps in order to better organize your maps.  

A folder allows you to group certain maps together based on your individual needs. The new sorting and filtering options, work within folders, so you can have a mix of maps (Map Store, imported) and be able to sort and filter as you need.

To create a folder:

  1. Tap Edit
  2. Tap the Add Folder icon
  3. Choose Folder
  4. Tap the 'i' icon
  5. Name the folder accordingly and select 'Close'


A collection is similar to a folder in that you can group certain maps together as you choose, however, the key difference is that a collection will allow you to automatically shift from one map to another while in the Map View based on your location/movement, rather than having to open each individual map manually.  In addition to switching between maps based on location/movement, you can also pan/zoom between maps*

*The ability to pan/zoom between maps in a collection depends on the maps included, as well as the map scales used.  Functionality may vary depending on the maps and scale used.

To create a Collection:

  1. Tap Edit
  2. Select the 'Add Folder' icon
  3. Choose Collection
  4. Tap the 'i' icon
  5. Name the folder accordingly and select 'Close'

To turn a Folder into a Collection:

  1. Tap Edit
  2. Tap the 'i' icon next to the folder
  3. Toggle the Collection option on



Viewing a map in a Map Collection
When you open a map that is part of a collection, an inset map in the top-left corner shows the extent of all the maps in a Map Collection. On the inset map, a darker gray and a + represents the crosshair and the relative position on the current map. The blue dot represents your GPS location (if applicable). To go to an adjacent map, pan to the edge of the map and continue to pan in the direction of the adjacent map - the adjacent map will automatically load in the map view.  This same effect can be achieved by manually moving between map locations.

To jump to any map in the collection, tap a map footprint on the inset map. The vertical column to the right of the inset indicates map scale relative to the other maps in the collection.
To enlarge the inset map, swipe it to the right. To reduce the inset map, swipe it to the left. To hide the inset map, swipe it left until only a tab with arrow shows. To show the inset map, tap the inset map tab or swipe right.

When maps share the similar extent but are of two different map scales, you can pinch to zoom to the larger or smaller scale map by zooming in or out and holding when you reach the maximum or minimum zoom level.


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