From the phone app, how do I share a map with a friend, so they can opemn the map on thweoir phone?

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18 Apr, 2021 02:03 PM

From the phone app, how do I share a map with a friend, so they can open the map on their phone? Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Tom on 21 Apr, 2021 07:37 PM

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    I'm following up on this. Thanks!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Julie on 22 Apr, 2021 01:01 AM

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    HI Tom,

    Map sharing is well described in the sharing chapter of the user guide, including mobile sharing! Specifically, on this page:


  3. Julie closed this discussion on 22 Apr, 2021 01:01 AM.

  4. Tom re-opened this discussion on 22 Apr, 2021 06:30 PM

  5. 3 Posted by Tom on 22 Apr, 2021 06:30 PM

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    Thanks, that page is helpful.

    FYI, prior to posting this question, I had searched the CalTopo documentation for [share map] . 

    In hindsight, I should have also searched for [sharing map].

    In the future, I'll include the search terms I used to search your documentation when post questions like this here, so you better understand what I tried,prior to posting the question.

    I'll post a separate feature request/suggestion for improvement to your documentation search feature, so that similar versions of the same word (ex. (share, sharing, etc.) find relevant pages within your documentation.

    I'll also in the future also use a Google site-specific search to search your documentation as a work-around, as Google might currently do a better job searching your documentation compared to your search tool.

    Ex. successfully finds

    I'll also let folks know about this workaround for searching Caltopo documentation.

    Thanks again, much appreciated, great products!

  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by Julie on 23 Apr, 2021 12:13 AM

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    It's really not necessary to post a separate feature request - we see it and note it regardless of what it's posted under of if it's included in another message. We're aware that the search feature is very specific (and disappointed that it couldn't figure out share vs sharing), but it's more complicated that us just changing some settings. It kind of is what it is for the time being. We recommend using the left hand menu bar to look for your topic also, instead of relying only on the search.


  7. Julie closed this discussion on 23 Apr, 2021 12:13 AM.

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