Choosing Mapeo Mobile settings
The following settings can be easily changed in Mapeo Mobile:

Language

Mapeo Mobile is currently available in more than 15 languages, but it can be translated into any additional language using the Crowdin platform. For more on translation, see: Translating Mapeo & default configurations​
To change the language of Mapeo Mobile:
  1. 1.
    Click on
    Observations List, then click on
    Settings and select Language.
  2. 2.
    On the Language screen, select the language you would like to use for Mapeo Mobile. The language of the application will change automatically.
  3. 3.
    To return to the home screen of the application, click on
    Back as many times as necessary.
β–Ά Video available: How to change the language of Mapeo Mobile​

GPS coordinate format

Mapeo Mobile supports three GPS coordinate formats: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), Degrees/Minutes/Seconds (DMS), and Decimal Degrees (DD).
To change the coordinate format used:
  1. 1.
    Click on
    Observations List, then click on
    Settings and select Coordinate Format.
  2. 2.
    On the Coordinate Format screen, click on the format you would like to use and it will automatically change inside the application.
  3. 3.
    To return to the home screen of the application, click on
    Back as many times as necessary.

Experiments

The Experiments screen contains new, experimental features that are in ongoing development. They can be activated and used in their current state and will be improved and moved out of the Experiments section in future app updates.
There are currently 2 features available in Experiments:

Directional Arrow

The new Directional Arrow feature uses your smartphone’s digital compass to provide information about which direction your phone is facing. Close proximity to large metal objects or strong magnetic field can affect the precision of the compass.
If your smartphone doesn’t have a compass, the Directional Arrow may still be able to determine direction based on movement. Direction based on movement may be less accurate.
NOTE: Directional Arrow is not reliable enough to be used exclusively for navigation, and it may drain your device battery faster.

Turn on Directional Arrow

To activate the Directional Arrow feature:
  1. 1.
    Click on
    Observations List, then click on
    Settings and select Experiments.
  2. 2.
    Select Directional Arrow, then click the checkbox to Use Directional Arrow.
  3. 3.
    Click on
    Back as many times as necessary to return to the home Map screen to view the arrow.