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Map Folders vs. Collections (Android)

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018 12:52PM EDT

From the My Maps screen, there are two different context menus that can be accessed to allow you to manage your maps and folders.  The first is accessible through the '+' icon in the lower right corner, and the second is by performing a long press on any one of the maps listed in the My Maps screen.

'+' Context Menu
From the '+' icon, in addition to adding a map,  you are able to add a Folder, or a Collection in order to better organize your maps.  

Folders
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. From the My Maps screen, tap the '+' icon
  2. Select 'Add Folder'
  3. Name the folder accordingly and select 'OK' to confirm


Collections
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. From the My Maps screen, tap the '+' icon
  2. Select 'Add Collection'
  3. Name the folder accordingly and select 'OK' to confirm

     


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.



Long Press Context Menu
This context menu allows you to access many edit features for maps, folders/collections, and layers.  It can be accessed in multiple spots and is considered a native function of Android operating systems. You can access this menu from the My Maps screen by performing a long press on a map, folder or collection to select it. Once in selection mode, you can select additional map list items. Selected maps are highlighted. 

When creating folders or collections, the Long Press Context Menu is used to edit existing folders/collections, move maps between folders, as well as to disable/enable the collection feature on existing folders/collections.

To enable collection on an already created folder:
 

  1. Long press on the desired folder
  2. Tap the information icon ('i') in the top toolbar
  3. Tap the Collection setting to enable it


 

To disable collection on an already created folder:
 

  1. Long press on the desired folder
  2. Tap the information icon ('i') in the top toolbar
  3. Tap the Collection setting to disable it


 

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