Published on Jul 4, 2013
Hello! My name is Amanda and I am going to show you how to use Wayfaring to map places of interest in a specific location.
Wayfaring is free to use. You may set up your account by first clicking on “Log In” in the top right corner of the screen and then filling out the information under “Sign Up”.
Since I already have an account, I will begin by logging in using the “Log In” button in the top right corner.
From this screen you may explore other people’s maps by clicking on the “explore” link. Here, you can explore maps by selecting one of the top maps listed under “Best of Wayfaring”, selecting a map by name or “Waypoints” under the “Search” option, or check out recent maps that have been made under “Recent”.
Now that you know how to explore, I will show you how to create a map of your own.
First click on the “Create Map” link on the right of the grey bar that goes across the top of the map screen. From here, you may center the area of the map you would like to focus on by dragging the map with your mouse and using the zoom in and out bar on the left side of the screen. You may also enter the name of a city and state under “Step 1” on the right hand side of the screen.
Once you have centered in on your area of interest, click the “next” button at the bottom of the right screen. You will name your map. I will choose to highlight the top five places to eat in OCMD. Click “Let’s Go!” once you have named your map.
Now you are ready to add “waypoints”. “Waypoints” are specific points of interest in your map. Click on “add a waypoint”. Since I am highlighting places to eat, I will name my Waypoints the name of the restaurants I’m choosing. My first “waypoint” is Crab Bag. Click “Next” when you have named your waypoint. Now you may click on the map where your waypoint should be located. You can also enter the address of the waypoint. Click “next” to continue.
You now have the option to tag your waypoint. This will allow people to search your map for specific words that may interest them. I will tag this waypoint with “restaurant, crabs, food, and happy hour”.
The tabs along the top will allow you to add more features to your waypoint. I can click on describe and add a description. When you are finished, click “done”.
Now I am going to add a “note” next to my waypoint to explain further what the restaurant offers. You can choose the location of the note by clicking a location on the map. Fill out the section under “What does this note say” and click “Save note” at the bottom.
Continue adding waypoints and notes as necessary until your map is complete. If you are making a map along a specific route, you can choose to route the waypoints by clicking “add route”.
Once you have finished, click on “save map”. Now you can go to “My Wayfaring” next to “Explore” and “Create” and see your saved map!
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