Tutorial - Plus

How to use the MapChart Plus version features.

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Welcome to MapChart Plus!

Below you can find a short tutorial on using all the new, Plus-only features.

πŸ“œ   You can always return to this page via the Tutorial links in the navigation bar.

πŸ‘€   Use the Account menu from the navigation bar to log in or out, check out your account settings, and more.

❓   If you need any help, you can always contact me via the feedback page or with an e-mail to [email protected] .

Have fun making maps!

πŸ—Ί My Maps

As a MapChart Plus user, you can save your map configurations to your account and load them again whenever you want, from any device. No need to download and upload text files any more, though it is still available.

Saving to My Maps

  1. When you want to save your progress on a map, hit the Save or Save as... button at the left edge of the map.
  2. Select a name for your map configuration or keep the default one, and hit Save.
  3. Your map settings are now saved.
  4. You can keep working on your map and hit Save again to save your progress under the same configuration, or use Save as... to create a map configuration with a new name.

Loading from My Maps

  1. When you want to load one of your saved map configurations to a map, hit the Load button at the left edge of the map.
  2. All your saved maps for the current map page will be shown.
  3. Hit the Load option to load the map configuration you want on your map.
  4. Warning! Your current map progress will be overwritten. Use Undo to go back if you need.

The My Maps page

  1. On the My Maps page, you can check all your saved map configurations for all map pages.
  2. Use the Load option to open the respective map page and load the map configuration at once!
  3. You can also Delete a map configuration, or Export it to a text (.txt) file.
  4. Use the Export All button at the bottom to download all your map configurations as text files (.txt) in a zip folder.

🎨 My Palette

Save your favourite colors and patterns to your account and find them easily when coloring your maps.

Saving to My Palette

  1. While editing your map, open any color picker (e.g. the Select color... color picker) and select More Colors > or More Patterns.
  2. Select your custom color or input its hex value (e.g. #a8435b), or create your custom pattern, and hit Add to My Palette ❀️.
  3. The color (or pattern) is now saved.
  4. You can also right-click on a color from the Default color palette to add/remove it from My Palette.

Using colors/patterns from My Palette

  1. While editing, open any color picker (e.g. the Select color... color picker) and go to the My Palette tab.
  2. All your saved colors and patterns are shown.
  3. Click on the one you want to use to select it.

The My Palette page

  1. On the My Palette page, you can check all your saved colors and patterns.
  2. Use the Add color to palette color picker to add more colors or patterns to your favourites
  3. You can also remove a color or pattern from My Palette,by clicking on it at the list on the right.

🌎 Sharing your map settings

As a MapChart Plus user, you can generate a unique, shareable link for your saved map.

Anyone with the link (Plus user or not) can then use it to instantly load your map's settings and continue editing it or just check it out.

Creating a link to share

This only works for maps that you have already saved to My Maps:

  1. While editing your map, hit the Share button at the left edge of the map.
  2. A link will be generated and this map configuration will be made publicly available. 🌎
  3. Copy the link and send it to anyone you want.

Using a link to load a map

Anyone with the link can use it to load the map configuration you shared.

When they visit it, the map settings will be instantly loaded on the map.

They will be able to see only the name of the map configuration and when it was last modified. They won't see your username, details, or any other private information.

Example share links

To see how this works for the other user, try opening any of the below shared map links (all shared by me!)

The link will always point to the latest version of the map. So, if you update your saved map, anyone visiting the link will also see the updated version.

GIF showing how to use the Share button to create a shareable link for your saved map settings. GIF showing how anyone with the link can use it to instantly load the map's settings.

πŸ“² Mobile app integration

When you log in to your account in the mobile app, you are immediately upgraded to the Premium Max version of the app.

The app is available for both iOS and Android devices:

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Syncing between app and website

When you log in on the mobile app with your MapChart Plus account, the below will be synced automatically:

  • All your saved maps from My Maps.
  • All your saved colors and patterns from My Palette.
  • Your Map Theme preferences.

If you already had maps or colors previously saved in the mobile app, they will be merged automatically.

A GIF showing how you can access MapChart Plus from any device

πŸŒ™ Dark theme

Use the brand new dark theme for MapChart's UI.

Change your preferred theme via the UI settings on any map page or the account settings page.

🚫 No advertisements

You should not be seeing any ads while using MapChart as a logged-in user.

The dark theme for the website that comes with MapChart Plus

πŸ–Œ Extra map themes

Use the MapChart Plus-only map themes for your maps.

Change your preferred theme via the UI settings on any map page or the account settings page.

πŸ‘€ Account & Settings

Visit your account settings page to:

  • Check basic information about your account and subscription.
  • Change your display name.
  • Set your site-wide settings for Theme and Map Theme.
  • Access your security options, like changing e-mail, password, or deleting your account.
The 5 extra map themes that come with the Plus version shown on a US states map.