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 icon in the top menu on Argo’s Home Screen .
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The filter alert appears on the Map Options 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.