Mapping sometimes leads to a large Map with lots of details – this is what you would have on your 'Main View'. If this grows to become complex for people there are several things that you can do to avoid overwhelming others.

You can zoom into sections of the map using CTRL and the mouse wheel, you can zoom in using the Overview, you can use Show Only to see paths through the map or create extra views with many of the objects hidden.


Creating views to select certain views of the map rather than viewing an entire map at once. This allows you to create personalised stories for certain audiences or to introduce people to a Map, step by step, or simply work on a certain portion of the map without the visual clutter of other items.



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1)  First you have to create a new View with the +View button on the top navigation bar and name it EG IT System.

Click the +View symbol to create a new view. 


2) Name the View

You are able to edit the name of this view by clicking in the pop-up and typing a new name for the view.

You are now able to switch between views by selecting which view you want to use in the drop-down menu of Views. 

‘Main View’ takes you back to the default view – the main map with all objects on it. 

If you no longer have use for a particular view, the view can be removed. To do this, simply select the view and click -View.


3) Select your new view and check that the New View name is showing as above, rather than Main View.

Once you have selected the view you wish to use select it, you are now able to toggle the visibility of the objects on the map to determine which objects are visible within that view.

Any new view will show all the items on the main view initially until you select what to hide.

Once you have created a view, you can select which items you wish to hide from the view and arrange them as required.


4) Select the items to focus on.

You can use Show Only (Right click for the Show Only menu) to help you see what matters for the audience that you have in mind. Once you have decided whatyou want to hide use a lasso to capture all the items that you want to hide on this view or use CTRL left click to select certain items.


5) Right-click to hide from this view

 Once selected use the right-click 'Hide from this View' feature.


Now you can jump between views for your audiences and still keep all the details visible on your Main View. 


6) If you have hidden an item in error within a View (using the right-click option 'Hide from this View'), you are able to turn the visibility back on. This is done using '+Existing’ button on the left of the navigation bar. 

The +Existing area includes all the data that you have in your workspace, some of which you may never want to portray on a map but only use in the data, as well as all hidden items. 

Click on the ‘+ Existing’ filter the available items to find those that you want to show again and tick the boxes to select and hit Show Selected. 

The selected items will then reappear back where they were before. 


7) Design for each view. If you want to have a completely different look for each view you can rearrange the items and reformat purely for that view including background objects and text without affecting the Main View. Also once you have saved visibility settings for each view eg Palette Hidden and Map Fitted to screen they will maintain for that view.