How to use some of the basic features of our Scout-N-Hunt Mobile Hunting Maps

To use the mobile map you must first download the CarryMap app to your device. See the Loading Instructions page >

Outline below are step by step instructions for using the Scout-N-Hunt Mobile Map basic features.

You can see some of these basic features in the Video Tutorials page >

How to use our Mobile Hunting Maps with the CarryMap app 

For a downloadable PDF that describes the functions of the Map Screen buttons, click here:  Map Screen Buttons

 

For a downloadable PDF “How To Manual” for getting the most out of a Scout-N-Hunt Mobile Hunting Map using the CarryMap app with an IOS device click here:  Using CarryMap app IOS device

For a downloadable PDF “How To Manual” for getting the most out of a Scout-N-Hunt Mobile Hunting Map using the CarryMap app with an Android device click here: Using CarryMap app Android device

For instructions covering how to use the CarryMap app with Windows visit the CarryMap  by clicking here:  CarryMap for Windows 

How to select your basemap

  1. Open the CarryMap App
  2. If prompted, open the map file name listed on the screen
  3. If the screen is white, except for the “walking person”, “ruler”, etc,
    tap on the three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the screen
  4. Now tap on + Add  then tap on Maps at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap on the name of the map you want to open.  A closed padlock means you will need the password
  6. After the map opens, tap on the three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the screen
  7. Tap on Add basemap and select from the 9 different basemaps
    (most common is World Topographic Map or World Imagery
  8. The screen now shows the map file and the name of the basemap with blute check marks to the left
  9. Tap on the left side of the screen which displays a portion of the map and the screen
    will scroll to the right, with the screen displaying the entire map
  10. To change to a different base map, tap on the three bars, tap
    on the name of the basemap, not the check mark, and choose a different basemap
  11. You can turn the chosen basemap layer off by tapping on the check mark
    and you can turn it back on by tapping on the faded check mark.

How to create a point of interest and record the coordinates for the point

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on the circle with the inverted tear drop and + sign below the walking person.
  3. Select create new from the pop-up menu
  4. Select Point from the Select geometry type pop-up
  5. Type the name of the point in to Layer name pop-up
  6. Tap on the location of your point of interest then tap on the blue check mark
  7. The coordinates are displayed just below the name of the point
  8. To change the coordinates format tap on the up/down arrows to the right


How to mark your current location with a lat/long waypoint

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Press on your location chevron until a point button pops up and the bottom
    of the screen opens
  3. Click on the three vertical dots on the right and the choose action screen opens
  4. Tap on Create object here then tap on the Create new in the next pop up screen
  5. Tap on Point in the Select geometry type screen
  6. At this point you can follow on from step 5 above

How to measure length (distance) and calculate the size of a given area 

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.
  3. Tap Measure length or area
  4. Tap on the screen at least two times for length, at least three times for area.
  5. Tap the menu button at the bottom right to change units or to close the measurement.

View a full Legend for map items or turn layers off?

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on the menu button or Content at the top left.
  3. Tap on the map name, not the check box, not the drop down arrow.
  4. Tap on the group or folder of layers you are interested in. For example, BLM Data.
  5. Tap the drop down arrows on the left side to show the individual symbology per layer.
  6. If you find a layer you don’t want displayed, tap the switch on the right side of it.

Identify items while looking at the map

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Long Press on an area of interest or your current location. (On iOS the screens are very sensitive, if the screen moves at all after you touch it, lift your finger and try again)
  3. Tap “Show all Objects Here”. All activated layers under your area of interest are shown.
  4. Tap on a specific symbol to get more information. (Names of water features, roads, website addresses)

Record a Line/Track for future reference

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap the walking person icon at the upper left.
  3. You’ll be asked to select a layer to edit, if this is your first time, select “Create a New Layer”.
  4. Name your new layer, or just click Add Layer.
  5. Begin walking with your device and you’ll see the line get created behind you.
  6. When you are done recording, tap the pencil icon at the bottom right with the check mark on it to save it.
  7. Tap on the blue bar at the bottom to see the line attributes (information about your line).
  8. Change the Name to something you’ll remember later and tap save.
  9. Tap the 3 dots at the top right and tap Close.

Create a point (pushpin) for your current position

  1. Open CarryMap  App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap the 3 dot button at the top right.
  3. Tap Add Pushpin by GPS
  4. You’ll be asked to select a layer to edit, if this is your first time, select “Create a New Layer”.
  5. Name your new layer, or just click Add Layer.
  6. The new pushpin point has been added.
  7. Tap on the blue bar at the bottom to see the point attributes (information about your point).
  8. Change the Name to something you’ll remember later and tap save.
  9. If you want to attach a photo to the point, tap the paperclip icon at the top right.
  10. Tap the plus icon at the top right.
  11. Tap the Gallery or Camera button at the bottom.
  12. Give CarryMap Permissions to take or access your photos if prompted.
  13. Take your photo or select a photo. Tap use photo if you took a new one.
  14. Tap Save at the top right, and back at the top left.
  15. Tap the 3 dots at the top right and tap Close or Hide Details.

How to locate concentrations of prime and marginal bird hunting habitat on the map

  1. Turn off the habitat layer on the map
  2. Then either leave the base map unchecked or bring in a lighter colored map. This way there is more contrast between the background and the Prime and Marginal Habitat Layers.
  3. Now you can see the blue Marginal cuts are where the birds were concentrated before this habitat aged out.
  4. Then look for prime cuts that are nearby. This is where the birds will shift in their search for Prime habitat.
  5. Locating areas with a good concentrations of Marginal and Prime habitat helps in building a population of grouse.
  6. This is a great place to start new hunts.
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Attach pictures, videos, or files to your waypoints

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Sharing waypoints or tracks

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Using a waypoint as a destination