There are several different categories of filters and options you can use to customize your map specifically to your needs. You can add/remove depth numbers and contours, filter report pins and map icons, or change the map type.

Initially depth numbers and contours are displayed, all pins and icons are shown and the map type is set to Standard.

Open Map Options

To get to Argo’s map customization options, tap the Map Options Map Filter Icon icon in the top menu on Argo’s Home Screen Home Screen Icon.

Open Map Options

To get to Argo’s map customization options, tap the Map Options Map Filter Icon icon in the top menu on Argo’s Home Screen Home Screen Icon.

Change the Map Type

Just like on other navigational apps, you can choose from different map types (Terrain, Satellite, Standard or NOAA ENC). Core app functionality is the same across all map types.

If using the Standard map type, you can choose what mode you want – Auto, Day or Night. Using Auto will automatically switch the map to dark mode at night and light mode during the day.

Change the Map Type

Just like on other navigational apps, you can choose from different map types (Standard, Satellite, Terrain or NOAA ENC). Core app functionality is the same across all map types.

If using the Standard map type, you can choose what mode you want – Auto, Day or Night. Using Auto will automatically switch the map to dark mode at night and light mode during the day.

Filter Map Data

Choose Map Data from the main Map Options page. This set of filter options allows you to filter what map data appears on your chart. Map data meaning buoys , marinas , yacht clubs , boat ramps , restaurants , bars , etc. Learn more about what icons are on your map here.

Toggle the various types of icons to the off position (grey) to hide them from your map.

Filter Map Data

Choose Map Data from the main Map Options page. This set of filter options allows you to filter what map data appears on your chart. Map data meaning buoys , marinas , yacht clubs , boat ramps , restaurants , bars , etc. Learn more about what icons are on your map here.

Toggle the various types of icons to the off position (grey) to hide them from your map.

Filter Report Pins

Choose Reports from the main Map Options page. This set of filter options allows you to filter the report pins that you see on your map.

Don’t know what a report pin is? Read our tutorial about Argo’s crowd-sourced reports to learn more.

Filter Report Pins

Choose Reports from the main Map Options page. This set of filter options allows you to filter the report pins that you see on your map.

Don’t know what a report pin is? Read our tutorial about Argo’s crowd-sourced reports to learn more.

Depth

Choose Depth from the main Map Options page.

The first and second toggles give you two options for displaying depth numbers on your map.  The first pulls data from the NOAA ENC server.  The second is our newly developed depth layer which is based on data from both NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE).

The third and fourth toggles allow you to remove icons from Argo’s home screen. If you feel it’s too cluttered (or you don’t use these icons), remove the depth gauge or depth finder here.

Lastly, you can decide what unit of measurement you want depth displayed in. The example has Feet selected.

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Depth

Choose Depth from the main Map Options page.

The first and second toggles give you two options for displaying depth numbers on your map. The first pulls data from the NOAA ENC server. The second is our newly developed depth layer which is based on data from both NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE).

The third and fourth toggles allow you to remove icons from Argo’s home screen. If you feel it’s too cluttered (or you don’t use these icons), remove the depth gauge or depth finder here.

Lastly, you can decide what unit of measurement you want depth displayed in. The example has ‘feet’ selected.

Speed

Choose Speed from the main Map Options page.

Here you can choose whether you want the speedometer displayed on Argo’s home page. You can also set the unit of measurement you want the speedometer to display your speed in.

Speed

Choose Speed from the main Map Options page.

Here you can choose whether you want the speedometer displayed on Argo’s home page. You can also set the unit of measurement you want the speedometer to display your speed in.

Other Boaters

Choose Boaters from the main Map Options page.

Here you can choose whether you want to see other Argo users on your map. By default all users are shown on your map so long as they aren’t in private mode. Toggle Friends off to hide your friends’ icons from your map. Toggle Other Boaters off to hide other users’ icons from your map.

A user’s icon is only shown for one hour after they were last active within the Argo app. Learn more about who you can see on your map.

Other Boaters

Choose Boaters from the main Map Options page.

Here you can choose whether you want to see other Argo users on your map. By default all users are shown on your map so long as they aren’t in private mode. Toggle Friends off to hide your friends’ icons from your map. Toggle Other Boaters off to hide other users’ icons from your map.

A user’s icon is only shown for one hour after they were last active within the Argo app. Learn more about who you can see on your map.

Filter Alert

The filter alert Filter Alert Icon appears on the Map Options Icon Map Filter Icon if you have one of the crowd-sourced report pins or map data icons toggled off.

Normally this isn’t an issue and you can disregard the alert, but if you are having trouble locating something and the filter alert is on that might be the reason.

Filter Alert

The filter alert Filter Alert Icon appears on the Map Options Icon Map Filter Icon if you have one of the crowd-sourced report pins or map data icons toggled off.

Normally this isn’t an issue and you can disregard the alert, but if you are having trouble locating something and the filter alert is on that might be the reason.