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 There are two main categories of maps, that can be both used without network: There are two main categories of maps, that can be both used without network:
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   * **On-demand maps** ​ are maps retrieved on-demand from Internet and automatically stored on the device;   * **On-demand maps** ​ are maps retrieved on-demand from Internet and automatically stored on the device;
   * **File-based maps** are maps stored in pre-created files, saved on the device, covering a particular fixed area. The application is able to read multiple file formats.   * **File-based maps** are maps stored in pre-created files, saved on the device, covering a particular fixed area. The application is able to read multiple file formats.
  
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 Tap the "''​**Maps & Layers**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button to display the menu that contains: Tap the "''​**Maps & Layers**''"​ {{:​icon_01.png?​nolink}} menu button to display the menu that contains:
-  * "''​**Available maps**''"​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}}opens the maps explorer to manage all available maps and add some more; +  * "''​**Available maps**''"​ {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} opens the maps explorer to manage all available maps and add some more; 
-  * "''​**Displayed maps**''"​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}}allows you to list and manage all currently displayed maps (remove, reorder, [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-opacity#​how_to_modify_the_opacity_of_a_map_or_layer|change opacity]], [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-color#​how_to_modify_the_contrast_and_saturation_of_a_map_or_a_layer|edit color]], [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​erase-color#​how_to_erase_a_color_from_a_map|erase color]], etc.);+  * "''​**Displayed maps**''"​ {{:​icon_03.png?​nolink}} allows you to list and manage all currently displayed maps (remove, reorder, [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-opacity#​how_to_modify_the_opacity_of_a_map_or_layer|change opacity]], [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-color#​how_to_modify_the_contrast_and_saturation_of_a_map_or_a_layer|edit color]], [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​erase-color#​how_to_erase_a_color_from_a_map|erase color]], etc.);
   * "''​**Select and save an area**''"​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}},​ only available if at least one on-demand map is displayed, allows you to [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​on-demand-store-area|store on your device]] a complete map area of one or multiple on-demand maps;   * "''​**Select and save an area**''"​ {{:​icon_04.png?​nolink}},​ only available if at least one on-demand map is displayed, allows you to [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​on-demand-store-area|store on your device]] a complete map area of one or multiple on-demand maps;
-  ​* "''​**Favorite maps and sets**''"​ {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}}allows you to select and manage [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​favorite-sets#​how_to_create_favorite_maps_and_sets|favorite maps and sets]]; +{{ :​en:​help:​v2:​maps:​maps-submenu-options.jpg?​nolink}} 
-  ​* ​"''​**Options**''"​ {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}},​ displays the maps options.+  ​* "''​**Favorite maps and sets**''"​ {{:​icon_05.png?​nolink}} allows you to select and manage [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​favorite-sets#​how_to_create_favorite_maps_and_sets|favorite maps and sets]]. 
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 +Tap on "''​**Options**''"​ {{:​icon_06.png?​nolink}} ​to display the maps options: 
 +  * "''​**Use only local storage**''"​ {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​on-demand-check-coverage#​using_the_use_only_local_storage_option|forces the application to go offline]]: no map data is downloaded anymoreeven if the displayed area is not stored; 
 +  * "''​**Show local storage coverage**''"​ {{:​icon_08.png?​nolink}} [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​on-demand-check-coverage#​using_the_show_local_storage_coverage_option|displays ​on-screen information]] concerning ​the stored areas (only available if at least one on-demand map is displayed);​ 
 +  * "''​**Auto-download elevation data**''"​ {{:​icon_09.png?​nolink}} makes the application automatically download elevation data for the current area (only available if the [[en:​help:​v2:​elevations|elevations feature]] is activated);​ 
 +  * "''​**Information box**''"​ {{:​icon_10.png?​nolink}} allows you to select what to display in the top/​left ​maps information box.
  
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 [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​erase-color#​how_to_erase_a_color_from_a_map|How to erase a color from a map?]]\\ [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​erase-color#​how_to_erase_a_color_from_a_map|How to erase a color from a map?]]\\
 [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-opacity#​how_to_switch_between_two_maps_in_one_click|How to switch between two maps in one click?]]\\ [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​change-opacity#​how_to_switch_between_two_maps_in_one_click|How to switch between two maps in one click?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​file-based-select#​how_to_deal_with_multiple_maps_covering_continuous_areas|How to deal with multiple maps covering continuous areas?]]\\
 [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​export-as-image#​how_to_export_the_displayed_map_as_an_image|How to export the displayed map as an image or to print it?]]\\ [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​export-as-image#​how_to_export_the_displayed_map_as_an_image|How to export the displayed map as an image or to print it?]]\\
 [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​china-offset|How to correct offset error of some maps over China?]] [[en:​help:​v2:​maps:​china-offset|How to correct offset error of some maps over China?]]
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 ===== Maps F.A.Q. ===== ===== Maps F.A.Q. =====
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-**How often are updated ​the maps?**\\+**How often are the maps updated?**\\
 The application only display maps available from various online sources. Map updates only depends on the map editor of the map you've selected. In general, the application will display the last available version. For example, if you display the Google Satellite images, you'll see the most recent images available on the Google Maps website, however, those image can still be relatively old depending on the area displayed. The application only display maps available from various online sources. Map updates only depends on the map editor of the map you've selected. In general, the application will display the last available version. For example, if you display the Google Satellite images, you'll see the most recent images available on the Google Maps website, however, those image can still be relatively old depending on the area displayed.
  
-**Is is possible to display real-time aerial imagery?​**\\+**Is it possible to display real-time aerial imagery?​**\\
 No, the application allows you to display the latest version of major online maps, including Google, Bing, Esri imageries, but you cannot choose a different date, nor display more recent images than the respective website versions. The stored data is regularly updated by the application when newer versions are available online. No, the application allows you to display the latest version of major online maps, including Google, Bing, Esri imageries, but you cannot choose a different date, nor display more recent images than the respective website versions. The stored data is regularly updated by the application when newer versions are available online.
  

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