Markers, waypoints, points, dots, flag, indicator: there are many names for these objects. A marker is simply a point object. It is a single point on the map, at a given location, elevation, and aspect. They are vector objects, and thus represented by coordinates in an X,Y system plotted onto the surface of the earth.
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There are several ways to add a marker, or most any object, to your map on the web app.
When you select any of the above options, you get a list of object choices. Select “Marker” from the choices. Two things will happen:
After you press OK, the marker gets listed in the left-hand Map Objects column. Continue below for more info.
There are some slight differences to adding markers in the mobile app compared to in the web browser, but overall the process is the same. In the mobile app, you can add a marker using the Map Items Menu (center, top) or by long-pressing on the map.
The map items page will list all of your existing map items and show folders and display choices. Use the checkbox next to each item to choose whether it displays on the map or not. To center the map on an item, click the title of that item in the list.
To add a new item, click on the button at the bottom of the screen for “+ Add Map Item.” This will open the menu in the next screen shot. Select the type of object you want to add, and this will take you back to the map viewer to edit and save that object. You can also add a marker to a particular place on the map by pressing and holding your finger on that location until the menu appears. Then choose “Add Marker” to create a point at that spot where you long-pressed.
You can also add a marker at your GPS location. See the mobile navigation page for more details.
The next steps can be completed in any order:
When you create a marker, it will either be at the center of your map view or at the point on the map that you right clicked on to add it.
You can move the marker to a new location by either entering coordinates into the input field in the edit box, OR drag it to a new location using your mouse.
Options are as follows: name/label, comments (notes), coordinates, folder, style (icon), color, orientation, ok, cancel. You can edit all, any, or none of the options before saving the marker. All the options can also be edited later, after creating the marker. Markers operate the same way on mobile as they do on the web or desktop program.
If you enter coordinates by hand (type or paste), the text to the right of the box will change to green “coordinates ok” or red “parse error”. If you receive a red parse error message, you need to fix the coordinates so that they are in a recognizable format.
Pro level and higher subscribers can add their own custom icons to their accounts, and those will appear at the bottom of this window. See the accounts page for instructions.
Once you have added a marker and it appears in the left side menu, you have more options.
The pencil icon next to the marker name will open the edit box for that marker, and also center the marker in the map viewer.
The trash will delete the marker, after you confirm the action in a popup box.
To view the object in the center of the map, click on the object name. This also opens a pop-up on the map for that object which shows:
And an option for deleting the marker.
To edit markers in the mobile app, you open the edit box by clicking on the marker on the map and selecting “edit” or by going to the Map Object Menu, and clicking on the name of the object you want to edit, which will center the object on the map and display the pop up box with the link to edit.