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Map settings: Set your map background and display major city names on the map


Map settings: Set your map background and display major city names on the map 

In this topic, you learn how to configure map details such as which map background to use and whether or not to display major city names on the map. 

We estimate that this will take 1 minute to complete.

Detailed explanation 

Map Settings

The map in N-Tracking provides a geographic background on which flights and other data are overlaid. It gives geographic perspective to the location of the flights. You can use its zoom in and out controls and "pan" around the map. Currently, N-Tracking supports only one type of map (a topographic map). In the future we will expand on this to include satellite and road maps. Optionally, you can display the names of larger cities on the map.

You control these features through the Map  option in the User Settings menu.


To learn how to configure the different map user settings, access the User Settings menu. 

Interaction 1 Click the username (Trainer_PF) dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the User Settings menu item.

Currently, there is only one background option for the map (a topographic map). In the future, NAVBLUE will add road map and satellite map backgrounds.

After you select a map background, click the Save button to save that setting.  

By default, the option to display city names on the map is off. Click the Display Cities checkbox to enable this option.

Interaction 1 Click the Display Cities check box.

By default, city names display on the map at a 100 nm zoom level.

 You can use the slider to have names display at a different zoom level. 


Both of the Save buttons on this screen work. For this example, click the lower one.


Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

N-Tracking displays the message after you save your changes.

Let's see how that works on the map. 

Interaction 1 Click the Map tab.

Change your zoom level to 100 nm. 

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

You have learned how to display the names of major cities on the N-Tracking map.  

 You can continue with other configuration steps or other work.


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