The map screen is used for various map-related features, like pinpointing stop or vehicle locations.
You can get to the map from other areas of the app that start specific functions on the map, or use controls on the screen to start new functions as needed.
When predictions are being shown, the title bar shows the last time the map was refreshed so you know how recent the data is.
If the transit system in question supports it, stops can be plotted on the map to show their exact location and are represented by stop markers. Stop markers can be active or inactive.
When you tap an inactive stop marker, the map centers on that stop and a popup window shows the transit system the stop is for, the stop's name, and all the routes that serve that stop.
If you tap an inactive stop, it becomes active and the currently active stop (if there is one) becomes inactive.
When you tap an active stop marker, a popup window shows the transit system the stop is for, the stop's name, and loads Predictions for all routes at that stop.
Additionally, if the transit system supports vehicle locations, all vehicles that are running for the routes served at the stop will be plotted on the map.
If you have enabled the option in the Settings, the screen will pan and zoom out to show the next arriving vehicle (or whichever is closest if that's not known).
If the transit system in question supports it, when a stop is activated, vehicles can be plotted on the map to show their exact location and are represented by vehicle markers.
Each marker indicates the vehicle's route at the top.
Additionally, if the transit system in question provides the data, the markers will also show the vehicle's current direction.
If you tap on a vehicle marker, you can get more information on that specific vehicle, like its upcoming stops. The information available depends on the transit system in question.
If the transit system in question supports it, you can plot the paths routes take on the map. Use the Menu (see below) to select the Routes option, then select the Transit System and Route to view.
You can type into the text box to filter the list to find a particular Route more quickly.
From this dialog you can also view, or add and remove Routes from, your Favorite Routes.
Most routes have 2 paths: north and south, or east and west. However, this can vary depending on how the transit system presents its route path data.
Once loaded, the first route path will be plotted on the map and then the map will pan to the start of the route and zoom out a little to show you a good portion of the route.
The starting point of the route is depicted by larger green circle, while the end of the route is depicted by a larger red circle.
Clicking somewhere along the route brings up the Route controls. This shows you the full route name and a list of paths available for that route.
If the transit system provides the information, each path indicates the direction of travel and the first and last stops along that path.
Click any of the available paths to switch to viewing that specific path. The map will pan to the start of the route when you do this.
Click the X button on the top right of the control to clear the currently selected route from the map at any time.
Some transit systems report their route path data as one continuous set of points with no clear path direction, start, or end.
In this case you see that the map simply depicts all known paths traveled by a route. There are no green or red circles depicting the start and end of the paths, as they are not known.
Something like this:
Press the Menu key on your device to open the options menu with the following options:
Select this option to search for stops in the current viewable area and plot markers on the map for any found.
You have to be zoomed in close enough to perform a search for stops - if you are too far out, you get a message instructing you to zoom in.
If stops are located in the search, any other stops that were on the map previously will be cleared out and replaced with the results of the search.
All stops found are initially set to inactive, as described above.
Select this option to view the paths routes take visually on the map.
First select the transit system you want to plot a route for. You will only be able to choose from transit systems that report route path information.
See the Supported Transit Systems chart to see which transit systems support this feature.
After selecting the transit system, select the route you want to plot on the map, after the list of routes to choose from is loaded.
Once selected, the route is plotted as described above in the "Routes" section.
Select this option to quickly link to a transit system's official system map posted online.
When you select this option you get a list of all supported transit systems.
Just pick the one you want to view the system map for and the app will open a browser window pointed at that system's official map posted online.
Select this option to move the map to your current location and show a marker representing your location and accuracy of the fix.
The process will continue until your location is found withing a few hundred meters of accuracy.
You can cancel this operation at any time.
Select this option to clear everything from the map, including any vehicles, stops, routes, or the "My Location" marker.
Brings up the following extra options:
Select this option to reload the route predictions and bus locations of the currently active stop, if there is one.
Select this to filter which vehicles are shown on the map when you activate a stop.
Shows you every vehicle in the system for all routes that serve the active stop regardless of where they are or which way they're headed.
This is a more restrictive filter that only shows you the vehicles currently predicted to arrive at the active stop.
Opens this help page.