In order to get the most out of your Maps tab, it is important that you have a grasp on  how to fully read your map. With that in mind, you should be aware of:

  • Navigating your Map
  • Your Map view
  • Symbols on your Map

Navigating your Map

Your primary method of navigating your Map is via your mouse. By:

  • Left-clicking, and holding, allows you to grab the map, and drag it
  • If your mouse has a wheel, you may use this to zoom in, and out. Alternatively, you may use the Zoom icons on the map:
  • You may also use the arrows on your keyboard to scroll

Your Map View

Four different Map styles are available for your Map, to provide the experience that you require. These are:

You may find that different views work better in different scenarios, or in different locations; urban vs. rural for example. Try out the differing options, and see which best suits your needs - you can be certain that your data will show up in the exact same way on each display option. Simply:

  1. Select either Map or Satellite
  2. Check/Uncheck Terrain or Labels as desired

Houses

Each House in your People Database is located on on your Map. They are represented by the following symbols:

Groups

Your Groups are also visible on your Map. These are Groups that were drawn within the Map tab, and based primarily on geographic location.

Blue: Indicates an ongoing canvass

Green: Represents a canvass that you have marked as complete

Purple: Currently selected

Clustering

You may find yourself managing a large People Database, particularly as your campaign develops. As such, it can be cumbersome (without advantage) to display every individual house in your People Database onscreen at one time. For example, the image below represents some 1.4 million homes, in a densely populated area, providing little insight:

In instances such as this, the Clustering function provides a much more advantageous view, and will also assist in the speeding up load times:

As you Zoom in, the Clustering function will continue to decluster houses, based upon what is visually appropriate for the level of data to be displayed - right down to street level, where individual Houses will be shown:

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