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

Out lined below are some step-by-step directions covering how to use some of the most commonly used features of our Mobile Habitat Maps.  These step make the assumption that you have downloaded and installed the map data into your device.  If  not, click here to go to our download instructions

Before venturing into using the features outlined below, take a moment to look at your display settings.  Open the CarryMap app and  in the upper right hand corner of the screen are three bars (menu).  Tap on the menu and a new screen opens from right to left.  One of the menu items reads Settings.  Tap on Settings and you can customize your maps as noted.  Under ICONS, tap on current symbol to the right of Pushpin and you can choose what will display on your map when marking a location.  You can also change the  My location symbol that marks your current location on the map following the same procedure.


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,
  4. tap on the three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the screen (menu)
  5. Now tap on + Add  then tap on Maps at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Tap on the name of the map you want to open.  A closed padlock means you will need the password
  7. After the map opens, tap on the three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the screen
  8. Tap on Add basemap and select from the 9 different basemaps
    (most common is World Topographic Map or World Imagery
  9. The screen now shows the map file and the name of the basemap with blute check marks to the left
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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. The pop-up asks you tow select a layer to create objects.  This means to be displayed on the map, an
    object, point, must be added to an existing layer.
  4. Up to now, you probably haven’t created any Layers so tap on Create new from the pop-up menu
  5. Select Point from the Select geometry type pop-up
  6. Type the name of the Layer name in the pop-up. A layer name can not start
    with numbers and can only contain alpha/numeric characters.  Use an underscore to create
    spaces in the name. Click OK .  You have now created a Layer that is in your Library and can
    be used when you create more points.
  7. Tap the screen where you want your point of interest to be located, then tap on the blue check mark
    in the window at the bottom of the screen.  This adds a marker to the point.
  8. Push lightly on the gray line at the top of the box and swipe up.
  9. The coordinates are displayed just below the name of the Layer,
  10. To change to coordinates format, press on the up/down arrows to the right.
  11. To name the point tap on the pencil in the upper right corner, tap on the Name field,
    and type in the Input Text box.  Click OK.  To add a description do the same thing.
  12. Tap on the blue check mark to save.
  13. To return to the map, press lightly on the gray bar at the top of the screen and pull down.
  14. Now when you tap on the three menu bars you will see the point layer you just created, the blue check
    mark to the left indicates the layer is in your Library and can be used to hold additional points.

    You can create a point for your current location by taping your location marker and following the same steps outlined

    above for creating a Point.Please note: In addition to creating points, you can create polygons and lines but to add them to your mapyou will need to create separate layers for each of the different geometry types.  The steps are the same as for creating points only in Step 5 above select Polygon or Line, not point.

How to mark your current location with a lat/long way point

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on your location marker until a push pin is displayed and at window
    open across the bottom of the screen.
  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  on creating a point of interest

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 ruler button at the top right of the screen.
  3. Tap on the  box with the line and square on the upper left of your screen
  4. The top of the screen will either read Length or Area.  Tap the box to switch between Length and Area
  5. When the top of the screen reads Length, tap on the screen to create your starting point then tap
    on the screen create your ending point. The distance of the displayed line will appear
    at the top on the screen. The distance will show feet until distance exceeds a mile, the it
    will display in miles.
  6. To measure an area, tap the box so Area displays. You need to create at least three points.
  7. The Area being measured will shade-in.
  8. To start over, tap on the X at the end of the box at the top of the screen

How to read the map legends and turn data layers on and off

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on the on the menu
  3. Tap on the map name, not the check box, not the drop down arrow.
  4. The screen that opens displays the primary map layers and buttons to turn
    the layers on and off by taping on them.
  5. To the right of some of the buttons is an arrow.  For example, tap on
    the arrow to the right of the Upland Layers button.
  6. The new window displays a button for the state and county lands and a button
    for the federal lands, etc.
  7. To left of the layer name is a down arrow.  Tap on the down arrow and the color coded legend displays.
  8. To return to a previous screen, tap on the Back arrow of at the top of the screen

How to identify an item displayed on the map

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap on the item of interest and a pop-up will appear at the bottom of the screen and a
    push pin  will appear on the map where tapped.
  3. The pop up confirms the color of the location, the proper name, and details.
    The dots beneath the details indicate additional screens can be accessed by swiping the dots.
  4. In the center of the details box is a light gray line. Lightly tap on the line and the box will
    expand up showing the Lat/Long, Acres, primary and secondary habitat, and harvest year.
  5. Tap on the grey line again to drop the box back down.
  6. Tap on the three vertical dots on the right side of the box to open the Choose action pop-up.
    The first three actions are self explanatory.  Tapping on the Show all objects displays a legend
    Each color coded square box identifies the corresponding color on the map. To return to the map, tap
    on the box

How to record a Track and save it for future reference

  1. Open CarryMap App and the map you downloaded.
  2. Tap the walking person icon in the upper left.
  3. In the Select layer to record track pop-up window, tap Create new.
  4. You can keep the default layer name incorporates the current date,
    or you can create your own name. A layer name can not start
    with numbers and can only contain alpha/numeric characters.  Use an underscore to create
    spaces in the name. Click OK .
  5. The map screen opens and the walking man icon is red.  Tap on the red walking man to start recording your movement.
  6. If you are not moving when you tap on the red, a pop-up will read Not enough points to save geometry. Start
    Start walking and tap Continue.
  7. You can continue to move, stop, move, etc. until you want to save your track.  Tap on the red walking man
    icon to stop and save the track.
  8. To view the saved track, tap on the menu bars then tap on the layer containing the track.  You can turn
    the displayed track off by taping on the menu bars and taping on the blue check mark next to the layer.
  9. You can remove the layer from the menu by taping on the three vertical dots next to it and taping on remove.In many of the above steps you have created Layers and on those Layers you have created  points of interest and recorded your tracks.
    Even though you may have removed the Layer from the menu, they have been stored in data.
    From you map window, tap on the menu bars then tap on the + Add.  At the bottom on the window you will see Data, Maps, and Gallery.
    Tap on Data and all the Layers will display from top down in chronological order. By tapping on the Layer name it will display in the menu.
    To delete the layer, tap on the +Add, then tap on the three vertical dots next to the Layer’s name, tap on delete.
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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