The bookmarked places feature allows you to store places you want to visit or mark interesting points of interest (POIs) on the map and have them available whenever you need them.
Create new marker
There are two options for adding a new marker to the map using Guru Maps:
Tap and hold on the map until the pop-up appears, then tap the marker icon (first in a row):
Tap on any object on the offline map, then tap icon at the bottom menu:
If you have coordinates copied to your device's clipboard, the app will prompt you to create a marker on the map based on those coordinates. You can disable this feature in the app Settings > Privacy.
View marker details
To view the details of a marker in Guru Maps, you have a couple of options:
- On the map, tap on the marker you want to view. This will select the marker. To access its details, drag the bottom drawer upward to its full height. The drawer will contain information about the marker, such as its name, address, coordinates, and other additional information associated with it.
- Alternatively, you can open the marker details by locating it in the My Collections list and tapping on it.
Change marker icon
To modify the marker icon, tap on the current icon view within the details panel. This action will trigger the appearance of a selection menu featuring various available options:
To copy coordinates, tap on the icon, and a pop-up menu will appear with available options for copying the marker coordinates.
Choose the desired option based on your preference:
- Copy as text: coordinates will be copied to your device's clipboard in the format you see them, such as +9.570674, +100.060448.
- Copy as URL: coordinates will be copied as URL, which includes geolocation information such as latitude, longitude, and zoom level. The URL will look like: guru://9.570674,100.060446.
This URL can be shared via email or SMS. When someone taps on this URL from their email or message on a device with Guru Maps installed, it will open the app and display the location on the map.
To edit coordinates, tap on the cell with coordinates of the marker you want to edit. This will initiate the edit mode, allowing you to modify the GPS coordinates.
Show the direction
To show the direction to a selected marker in Guru Maps, you can follow these steps:
- Open the marker details for the marker you wish to show the direction to on the map.
- Look for the Bearing Line switch option and toggle it to the ON position. Once the "Bearing Line" switch is turned on, a line indicating the direction to the selected marker will be displayed on the map.
It's important to note that only one bearing line to a single marker can be shown on the map at any given time.
Here are some additional actions you can take with markers in Guru Maps:
To view the marker on the map tap the icon. This will open the map and center it on the selected marker, allowing you to easily visualize its location.
To hide the marker from the map temporarily, scroll down the marker details screen and tap the icon. To reveal the marker again, tap the icon.
To create a route to the selected marker, tap icon. This will initiate the route creation process, enabling you to plan your journey to the marker's location.
To export a marker, tap the icon at the bottom of the marker details screen and choose the way to save your data.
The best way to export several markers at once is to save them in one collection and export the whole collection from My Collections screen.
To delete a marker, tap the icon at the bottom of the marker details screen. This action will permanently remove the data without the ability to restore it. Please note that once deleted, the items cannot be recovered.
Move the marker
To move a marker to a different location, follow these steps:
- Tap and hold on the marker for a second. This will activate the marker for movement.
- While still holding, drag the marker to the desired location on the map.
- Release your finger to drop the marker at the new position.
You have the option to deactivate the move marker gesture within the hidden Developer options.