Quick Start Guide: Maps

Quick Start Guide: Maps

This guide can teach you how to use Maps in Mappr and also explains various features within Maps.

1. Search locations on Maps

You can search for places and locations with Mappr Maps. Kindly follow the steps below:

  1. Type an address or name of a place in the search bar.
  2. Press Enter or click Search.
  3. To filter your search results, use the drop-down menus below the search box. You get search results as green location pins on the map.



2. Discover coordinates or search by latitude & longitude

You can view the coordinates of places you searched on Maps. Kindly refer to the screenshot below:

You can search for a place by entering the latitude and longitude. Kindly follow the steps below:

  1. On your Mappr admin dashboard, open Maps.
  2. In the search box, enter the latitude and longitude GPS coordinates and view the place’s address. Here are examples of formats that work:
    • Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403
    • Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24’12.2″N 2°10’26.5″E


3. Get the coordinates of a place

You can also find the coordinates of the places you previously found. Kindly follow the steps below:

  1. On your Mappr admin dashboard, open Maps. 
  2. Right-click the place or area on the map: This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top. You can also get directions from/to this place or add this place to maps.
  3. To copy the coordinates automatically, left-click on the latitude and longitude.
  4. After you find a place on the map you can get directions from/to it.

Note: You must use the correct formats to get accurate and correct results

  • Correct format: 41.40338, 2.17403
  • Incorrect format: 41,40338, 2,17403


  • List your latitude coordinates before your longitude coordinates.
  • Check that the first number in your latitude coordinate is between -90 and 90.
  • Check that the first number in your longitude coordinate is between -180 and 180.

4. Get directions & show routes

You can get directions between two places on Mappr Maps. Mappr will show the best route based on the shortest distance. Kindly follow the steps below:

  1. On your Mappr admin dashboard, open Maps.
  2. Tap on the get directions icon on the search bar or next to the location address on the pin on the map.
  3. Enter your source/ destination and select get directions.
  4. Get travel times, distances, and directions to places you might go next.
  5. You can update the start or end location by moving the respective location pin on the map to get updated directions.
  6. Mappr provides directions for Driving mode . Driving routes are designed for use by cars and may navigate to car-only roads.


5. Other features:

You can also zoom in and zoom out on the map. When you open the Maps, you can find 3 tabs at the bottom of the Home Screen:

  • Integration Docs: This will redirect you to our API documentation to integrate our APIs into your platform
  • Plot Polylines: This is mostly intended for developers, this will show you a route.

           Below is the sample polyline which will be generated in directions API and while using RO:



  • Toggle themes: You can change the look of the map screen through this option. Switch between Dark and Bright themes as you like. You can also switch to a Satellite view of the map.

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