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1.15. Advanced tips

How to search by coordinates or grid references
If you have a specific map location you want to find for using coordinates or a grid reference, search for it directly by tapping the search tab (magnifying glass icon) in the top menu.

Tap the map icon next to the search box and change the search option to Coordinates. You’ll then see a list of available coordinate searches, such as National grid, Lon / lat, ITM and UTM. Select the type of coordinates you want to use, then type them into the boxes at the top of the screen.

To then see that location on your map screen, tap ‘View Coordinate on Map’.

How to switch distance units from miles to km

On iOS devices

Open the ViewRanger app and tap the menu button (three dots) in the top right corner. Select Settings, then Map, then scroll down to the ‘Map Units’ section. Tap ‘Unit Type’ and you can choose between Metric (km, metres), Imperial (miles, feet) and Nautical distance units.

On Android devices

Open the ViewRanger app and tap the menu button (three dots) in the top right corner. Select Settings, then Display, then Unit. You can then choose between Metric (km, metres), Imperial (miles, feet) and Nautical distance units.

How to customise your map screen

It’s possible to customise your ViewRanger map screen to make sure all of the elements you need to navigate safely and confidently are on there. Open up the app, tap the menu button (three dots) in the top right corner, then select Display Preferences.

This opens up a variety of map screen options, such as adding an extra trip field to show heights or distance, the ability to auto-rotate your map to point in the direction you’re facing, and the option to switch on night vision. Click through the options to find the screen elements that work for you, and remember you can adjust them for each adventure.

How to write data to the SD card

If you wish to use an installed SD card to store maps then prior to download of the maps in the app use Menu tab (in green bar), Settings, Storage, Maps folder and set it to the SD card and restart the device.

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