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  • Writer's pictureÍvar Kjartansson

Configuring OruxMaps

Updated: Jul 10, 2022

Now that you have installed the necessary files to your Android device, it's time to start the OruxMaps app and configure it to your liking. We hope these directions will help you to get the best possible experience.

When you start OruxMaps the first thing to do is opening our offline map.

  1. Press the Map icon and select "Switch map"

  2. Then press "Offline"and you should see our maps listed. If not, press the refresh icon on top

  3. You can select either one of the provided maps and it should open. Note: In the future you do the same to switch between the normal map and the No Elevation version of the map

After you have opened the map for the first time it might look strange and not pleasing to look at. You can fix that with few simple settings.

  1. Press the Map icon and select "Maps settings"

  2. Check the "Apply hill shadows" to see shaded mountains to add depth to the map

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on "Garmin maps settings"

  4. Check the following options:

  5. Use antialiasing (unless you have an older slower device)

  6. Mercator projection

  7. Show Poi labels

  8. Show Polygon labels

  9. Show Line labels

  10. Uncheck the following options:

  11. Waypoint labels background

  12. Polygon labels background

  13. Line labels background

  14. Adjust the font size in Letter size to your liking. Try 11 or 12

  15. Adjust Cache size (Mb) to minimize redraw of the map and increase performance

After changing settings they might not appear right away. To force a redraw:

  1. Press the Map icon and select "Maps settings"

  2. Select "Reset raster cache"

That's it. You can play with these settings to suit your preference.


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