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Locus Map can work with many maps of various kinds. With the Map manager you can control which maps are available within the app, which maps are active (i.e. visible on the main screen), and which online maps to download for offline use.
By default, it is launched from the main menu:
The maps are divided into three main groups - online, offline and WMS/WMTS - managed separately in tabs:
A list of all available online maps in the app. By default it is sorted by map providers in three categories:
You can define which maps will be visible in the online tab. Open the “Available maps” list from the topbar menu and uncheck all maps that you don't need:
More about Online maps >>
Some online maps can be also downloaded for offline use. Download button can be found in each map's action menu.
More about downloaded for offline use >>
This tab contains all available maps that don't need an internet connection for display. At the first start of the app, the tab is empty. The maps can be obtained from three sources:
There are a few methods:
Sometimes it happens the added map doesn't emerge in the offline tab right away. Then please tap refresh list in the top bar menu.
Tap the map title and confirm the terms of its use to display it on the main screen. Some maps are in groups - select the group to unfold and then tap the map. The selected map is highlighted red in the Manager and displayed on the main map screen.
You can easily change sorting of maps by the topbar sorting menu:
By Country, by Usage and by Smart choice (last used maps and most often used maps).
WMS/WMTS (Web Map (Tile) Service) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by map servers using data from a GIS database. Locus Map offers a library of worldwide sources that can be displayed in an overlay above your active map or a direct URL entry to activate any WMS/WMTS source you wish. More about WMS/WMTS in Locus Map >>
If you don't use these expert maps you can deactivate the WMS/WMTS tab in the top bar menu.
These layers contain no map data and serve as background for overlays with other maps that can not be used individually. There are two variants - light and dark (i.e. white and black). Here's an example of the dark variant used together with a cadastral map:
If you often switch among a group of various types of maps at once, this is a feature of your choice. It offers at one-tap: