Pressing the map icon from the cache listing will take you to Map View. It will display a map centered on your current location, with icons identifying the approximate location of nearby caches. If you tap on one of the cache icons, a balloon will display basic information about the cache. If you tap on that balloon, it will take you directly to that cache's listing in GDAK. Pressing your Android's back button will return you to the map.
The map may be panned by swiping. It may be zoomed either by using the zoom buttons on the bottom of the screen or by pinching or spreading two fingers across the screen. If you zoom out to a level that would make it difficult to see the individual caches, circles with numbers will appear as you see in the illustration. Note that you can still see some individual caches in the map. These caches don't have many other caches close by. Pressing the icon that contains four arrows in the lower left-hand corner will return the map center to your current location..
Default the maps display with north up. If you want the maps to have your heading up you have to choose the rotate option in the menu. Switching back can be done by choosing for North up.
If you want to use offline maps you have to follow some steps:
- First you have to download maps. You can do this on the Mapsforge website, but there are also other resources like openandromaps.
- Save the maps on your Android device. The default search location for maps is de GDAK directory, but you can change this in the map settings.
- Set the Map mode to Mapsforge offline Tile source.
- You can activate and deactivate maps with the Maps-menuitem.
- If no map is selected all maps will be used.
- You can clear your map-cache by selecting Maps and press the OK button.