Splitting places into categories is a way to keep track of the locations.
Categories you create for a new map will create icons for users to show only one or more selected categories on the map. This will make it easier to navigate on the map.
When naming and categorizing, it is necessary to keep in mind that one place can only fall into one category. Another condition is that the categories have only one level, so they cannot be grouped together or integrated under each other. For most types of maps, a meaningful division is possible. However, it may happen that you only have one category for some maps.
You can choose an icon and color for each category on the administration page. At this point and time we have a limited number of icons. Premium icons can be supplied in the premium version.
An important aspect of Mapotic is that attributes (which are more practical to create before creating categories) can be assigned to each category separately. So, for places where certain attributes do not make sense (such as a phone or an address at a location in a forest), you can easily exclude these attributes – they will not be displayed to users, nor will they be required when entering new locations.
If you add some categories to an existing map, you’ll need to edit the locations accordingly. New category will not contain any places.
We recommend selecting the most appropriate icons for categories and keeping the maximum number of categories up to 6 or 8 items. With a larger number of categories, the map is no longer clear and coherent.