Monday, May 30, 2005

Map Help

The map can be accessed through the map links on the right-hand-side of the blog:

The three links are as follows:The map defaults to showing our latest position, which in the image below was Tenerife:

Clicking on the view blog entry in the associated information 'bubble' will display the blog entry for that position; in this example the entry for Tenerife.

Note: While reading these instructions it might be useful to open a
map window and try what is being described in the text in the map window. Click here to open a map.

Basic map functionality

Moving the map

Click and drag on the map with your mouse to move the map. For example in image of the Canary Islands below, La Gomera, to the west of Tenerife, is not visible. Dragging the map to the right will show La Gomera. Alternatively the arrows at the top left hand-side of the screen can be clicked to move the map position.

Viewing a location

Another way to navigate around the map is to use the Location and Section selectors. Click on the Location selector to show a list of blog entries. Selecting one of these entries will centre the map at the location of the entry.

Viewing a section

Different sections can be viewed, for example in the image below the passage to the Canaries has been selected:

Satellite views and the zoom control

The map allows you to select a satellite view, using the buttons at the top right of the map:

Its also possible to zoom-in, the zoom controls are on the left side of the map:

The + and - buttons zoom in and out respectively or the slider can be picked up and dragged


Sunday, May 01, 2005


Open map in own window