Maps and map layers

Description of how to manage and select the available base maps map layers .

In general
You can navigate to the list of maps and map layers by opening the left side panel of the app.

A map is activated by clicking on a row, whereupon the map is highlighted green. To access more detailed information and features related to the map, click the three vertical dots 

Different projections
Since some om the map layers that we want to offer can not be combined with Merkator maps,  some of the base maps are also available as UTM maps.

Although the same map is available for both map projections , they are stored and administered separately .

Base maps 
Base maps can be chosen from the list BASE MAPS . The type of base map (Merkator or UTM) decides which map layers are available.

We have the following base maps:

  • Topographical color
  • Topographical grayscale
  • Raster
  • Sea map
  • Mountain bike (Open street map)

By clicking on the  DELETE STORED MAPS, you will free the space that the maps occupy on the internal storage.

Map layers
Map layers can be chosen from the list MAP LAYERS. If no layer is wanted, you click on the row marke None at the top of the list.

Layers that require Mercator maps

  • UTM grid
  • Sea depth
  • Pistes
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Clay (subscription)
  • Conservation area (subscription)
  • Orienteering (subscription)

Layers that requires UTM maps

  • Snow depth (subscription)
  • Fresh snow yesterday (subscription)
  • FResh snow last week (subscription)

By clicking on the  DELETE STORED MAPS, you will free the space that the map layers occupy on the internal storage.


Legends for the activated map and map layer can be seen in the list LEGENDS.

Details for map and layers

Is opened by clicking on the three vertical dots  on the right side of the map row.

Here one can see a detailed description of the map and a legend if one is present.

In order to download maps for a given area. one can click on the PRELOAD FOR AREA button. See further description of offline maps here.

Internal storage space that the given map occupy, can be freed by clicking on the DELETE STORED MAPS button.

7 thoughts on “Maps and map layers”

  1. I got a notice that a new Version of norgesmap is available. However, i can only find a link in a norwegian Version of Play store. And it sais that the new Version is not available for “my Country” (Switzerland).

    Is this an error or an existing Limitation?

    Best regards


    1. Hi Fritz,

      We have only rolled out the new version in Norway and EU countries due to VAT handling concerns. We will be rolling out to more countries the coming months.

      Best regards,

  2. Hi,
    I have a Problem saving my downloaded maps on sd-card. How can I change the path from internal storage to sd-card?


    Med vennligst hilsen fra Berlin

    Lars Weinmar

    1. Hi.

      This is not possible in todays version, but we have written an issue for it. We will probably implement this as an option in a future release. At first we intended not to do this as Android 6.0 can format the sd-card such as it can contain apps, but resent news indicates that LG and Samsung will disable this possibility due to reduced app performance (understand it those who can).

      Best regards

    1. Hei.

      Beklager litt sent svar, vi har litt problemer med manglende notifikasjoner om spørsmål som legges inn her.

      Er dessverre usikker på hvordan vi/en skal få sjekket hva høyde ekvivalenten er. Høydekontur-linjene er det Kartverket som legger på i kartflisene vi laster ned derfra. Avstanden mellom høydekurvene endrer seg etterhvert som en zoomer inn, så vanskelig å gi et generelt svar.

      Om du under hurtiginnstillingene oppe i høyre hjørne på appen slår på “Hent høyde for nye punkter”, så vil vi legge på høyde over havet på interessepunkter du legger inn. Men denne funksjonen er ikke mer nøyaktig enn hva høydeprofil-tjenesten til kartverket leverer.


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