Include maps in your guide to help users quickly find their way around campus, the convention center, an exhibit hall, or any other locations you would like to include. In addition to static map images, you can provide street addresses for turn-by-turn navigation or a birds-eye view of points of interest nearby.
- Google Maps: Users will be able to access turn-by-turn navigation to your guide's central location and other locations of your choosing, such as local restaurants or nearby parking. You can find out more about the Google Map feature here.
- Static Maps: Upload a .JPG or .PNG image file for your guide. These maps typically include a campus map, internal floor plans, and/or a booth layout for an exhibit hall or poster session.
- Interactive Maps: This type of map is available for Premium and Metered plans. With this feature, you can create links between content and locations.
Static Maps are available on all plan levels. In the Maps module, you can upload .JPG or .PNG image files that are larger than 1000x1000 pixels but smaller than 2000x2000 pixels.
These image files typically include campus maps, internal floor plans, and/or booth layouts for an exhibit hall or poster session. You can include as many images as you would like.
Simply drag to reorder your map images. Feel free to remove a Map image by clicking the x. If you need to update or edit an existing map, click on the map image for options.
If your map image files are too large, your users may experience a noticeable decrease in speed when accessing your guide.
With Interactive Maps, you can link a schedule session or list item to a map image in your guide.
This means users can tap on the room assignment for a session, and Guidebook will take the user to the corresponding area on the floor plan.
Watch this video and/or follow the written instructions below.
Before Getting Started
You will need a few things before making your maps interactive.
- First, upload your schedule and/or list information with the locations assigned.
- Then, upload the static map image(s) into your Maps module in Builder.
Making Your Maps Interactive
- Click on the Maps module in your guide and then click on the map image you want to edit. You can navigate around the map image by clicking & dragging or zooming in/out.
- Click the Add a new Region button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, or press the a key on your keyboard. Your mouse cursor will change into crosshairs.
- Click and drag to create a rectangular region on the map image corresponding to a room or area you would like to label.
- After drawing the region, you can now click on it to label it. A drop-down menu will appear with various locations from your schedule/custom lists in the guide. You can also type into this box and create a new location label. Be sure to click Update to save.
- When you finish creating and labelling regions, click Close to exit the map editor window.
Editing Your Regions
You can click on an existing region to change the label. Just choose a new label from the drop-down menu or delete the current label to type in a new one.
If you need to resize or move an existing region on your map image, just click the Edit Regions button in the bottom-left, or press the e key on your keyboard.
- To resize an existing region, click on one of the small white boxes in the corners and drag to resize.
- To move an existing region, click on the white circle in the middle of the region and drag to move it.
Don’t forget to press e or click stop editing regions to save your changes. Then click close to exist the map editor window.
We recommend inputting your schedule/lists with locations assigned before working on your maps. However, you can create & label regions on the map before assigning those locations to a schedule or list if you would like. Just make sure all locations are spelled correctly and match exactly for the link to occur.