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

To use the mobile map you must first download the CarryMap app to your device. See the Download & Install page if you have not loaded it >

Below see highlighted examples of our most used features. Or download a complete user guide manual for your device by clicking the the respective content page below 

Read iOS device 65 page user’s guide for using Mobile Hunting Map features with the CarryMap app. Customers can download and print it here >


Read Android device 70 page user’s guide for using Mobile Hunting Map features with the CarryMap app. Customers can download and print it here >

How to use the CarryMap app with some of the basic Mobile Hunting Maps features

Outline below are instructions for using a few of the Scout-N-Hunt Mobile Map basic features.These instructions assume that you have downloaded and installed the map data into your device.  If  not, click here to go to our Down Load and Install page. Check out our How To Videos page for more information >

Functions of the eight (8) map screen buttons:

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


How to customize your map’s icons:

Once your map is installed and you have entered the map password to open the map,  in the upper right hand corner of the screen are three bars (also known as a hamburger 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 a basemap:

  1. Start with your map displayed on the CarryMap screen
  2. Tap on the menu (three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the screen)
  3. If you don’t see the name of your map with a blue check mark next to it, tap on + Add , then tap on Maps at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap on the name of the map you want to open.  A closed padlock means you will need the password
  5. After the map opens, tap on the menu in the upper right corner of the screen
  6. Tap on Add basemap and select from the 9 different basemaps
    (most commonly used are World Topographic Map or World Imagery
  7. A pop-up will appear regarding the coordinate system…tap on OK
  8. The screen now shows the map file and the name of the basemap with blue 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 menu,
    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 feature on the map.

A feature can be a point, a line, an enclosed area (polygon), or a photo taken with your device and displayed on the map.

A feature also captures the coordinates.

Click here to download a section of the user’s guide that provides the “how to”.


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 cannot 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 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.

Attach pictures, videos, or files to your waypoints


Sharing waypoints or tracks


Using a waypoint as a destination