HiiKER is a powerful mapping tool with lots of difference global and regional map layers to cover all of your navigation needs.
Accessing map layers
On any of the map pages, click the map layers button to reveal the map layers bottom sheet.
The map layers bottom sheet
This will open the map layers bottom sheet! Here is where you control your map layers. When just starting you will have one active map layer, our base level outdoors layer like so:
Add new map layers
As you can see there are a couple of options on this bottom sheet. To add new map layers to the map layer bottom sheet, tap the green “ADD MAP LAYERS” button:
If you know the name of the map layer or the map provider, you can use the search bar.
The “near you” tab, seen in yellow below, shows map layers available in relation to your current location.
The “near here” tab, seen in yellow below, shows map layers available in relation to the location that you are viewing on the map
The “All Maps” tab, seen in yellow below, shows all of the map layers available on HiiKER listed by country.
Add the map layer
Once you have found a map layer that you want to view, tap it, to open up the overview page. This page will give you details about the map layer, a preview of the map layer and an option to “ADD TO MAP LAYERS”. Tap the option to activate the map layer!
HiiKER has a vast selection of free map layers to use as well as premium regional maps that can be accessed via a HiiKER PRO+ subscription.
Controlling your active map layers
Once you have added some map layers you can quickly control your active map layers on your map layer bottom sheet. Tap the “MAPS” button again to see your active map layers.
Arranging map layers
With HiiKER its possible to combine map layers. In the example below we have activated our Harvey Maps “British Mountain Maps” layer. As it is the 1st layer in the list, it is the layer we see on the map. To rearrange the layers so that we see the “Outdoors” layer, simply tap the ‘up’ arrow beside the layer itself and it will reposition becoming the upper most layer, making it visible on the map. Think of it as laying physical maps one by one on a table, you will only see the top map!
Removing map layers
To remove a map layer from the map layers bottom sheet, simple tap the little ref “x” to the top left of the layer (You cannot remove the bottom most layer, rearrange the layer as above if you wish to remove it.)
Recommended map layers
From any of the trail overview pages on curated, or custom trails (Plans and recordings), we suggest the best maps for you to use. To active the map layer quickly on the trail map, tap the “Open on map” tab