In the Main Map View, tap on the Map Layers button to manage the layers on the map.

Note that layers are added to the map from the Layers Library view, not from the Map Layers view.  See the Layers Library page for details.  After a layer has been added to the map, the new layers will appear above other layers on the map, and will be at the top of the list in the Map Layers view.

Show/Hide Layer

To toggle layer visibility:

  • Tap the layer name

A tick (check) mark indicates that the layer is visible on the map.  An empty box indicates that the layer is hidden on the map.

Re-Order Layers

  • Tap ‘Edit’ (bottom toolbar)
  • Drag and drop the layers in the desired order using the drag handles (3 horizontal lines) to the right of each layer name
  • Tap ‘Done’

View Layer Details

Layer details includes the URL (online service) or file name (offline data source), spatial reference system, etc.

  • Tap ‘Edit’ (bottom toolbar)
  • Tap the layer name

Change Layer Style

When a layer is added to the map, a random style (AKA “symbology”) is assigned to it, with the exception of the automatically created Track and Waypoint layers, when they are automatically added to the map, they are assigned the default tracking style.

For vector layers only (currently only for offline layers), the line, symbol, fill and label styles can be customised.

Styles (AKA “symbology”) can be selected from the styles library (which can also be customised – see Settings) or customised directly, in place.

To select a style, or modify the current style of a layer from the Map Layers view, use the Style Editor:

  • Tap on the Style View next to the layer name
    • The Style Editor view will be displayed

For details on how to use the Style Editor, see the Style Editor page.

NB:  Modifying the style of a layer in the Map Layers view will only apply to the current map’s view of that layer, and not to the layer as it is stored in its data source.  If the layer is re-added to the map again, it will be assigned a new, random style.