Maps: Helping Users Find Their Way

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Overview of Map Types

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. 

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Interactive Maps: This type of map is available for Premium and Branded plans only. With this feature, you can create links between content and locations. Click here for more information!

 


Google Maps

The Google Maps functionality is available on all plan levels! If you include the General Info module in your guide, users will be able to access turn-by-turn navigation to your guide's central location. 

 To set your guide's central location: 

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  1. Click on “Edit Basic Details” from the guide-building screen
  2. Click on the “Location” tab
  3. Please provide the “Venue Name”
  4. In the “Address” box, please start typing the street address of your guide's central location.
  5. From the choices that appear, select the address you wish to use.
  6. Then click “Save”. 

If you would like to add a Google Maps menu item to your guide as well, you can create a view that places multiple pins for various locations in a custom list. Please review this Pro Tip article for a walkthrough.

 


Static Maps

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! 

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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.

Note: If your map image files are too large, your users may experience a noticeable decrease in speed when accessing your guide. 
 


Questions about Maps? Please contact us at Support@guidebook.com.

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