Thank you for selecting the Mapitare software programme for your use. Its new technology ensures peak performance, reliability, easy usability and the up-to-date character of its materials. Our applications are suitable for work that is particularly critical and requires great precision.

Petri Särkisaari
Mapitare Oy


  • Emergency positioning

    With this software, it is now possible to send location information to a PSAP. Go to your own phone’s settings
    and you will find “Emergency positioning (112)” by pressing the GPS button when GPS is on.

  • Search using the coordinates (WGS84). You can find the target easily by using geographic coordinates (Settings -> Other -> Search using coordinates)

    Examples of different ways of inputting (shopping centre Revontuli [27a], Rovaniemi):


    66.502904 (decimal degrees)
    66 30,174 (degrees, minutes and decimal minutes)
    66A30B10 (degrees, minutes and seconds)


    25.723352 (decimal degrees)
    25°43.401 (degrees, minutes and decimal minutes)
    25°43'24 (degrees, minutes and seconds)


    Separators between degrees, minutes and seconds may be any mark other than a full stop or a comma. Decimal separators may only be a full stop or a comma.

    Learn the input method you can remember best and make sure that the place is correct (for example degrees, minutes, seconds and parts of seconds; 66 30.10’6 and 25 43. 24’1).

  • On the map, building numbers can also be seen now. If you zoom closer, more and more numbers will appear.

Location search
Own location search
Routing, points and lines markers
Saving tracks
Locking the map, compass display

  • Move the map in the desired direction using one finger.

  • You can zoom in closer or zoom out by using two fingers (pinch). Once you’ve zoomed in close enough, the programme will give explanations for symbols (not rocks or reedy areas).

  • When you touch the map, the coordinates will come into view.

  • The coordinates are copied to the clipboard each time you touch the map. In this way, you can easily add them to an e-mail, for example, or a text message.

  • When you want to measure the distance between two different points, pinpoint them both at the same time on the map.

  • Send map feedback straight to the National Land Survey from your device if you notice something missing, something marked erroneously or a point that is old/has been removed.

    Sending feedback: 

    1. Briefly press the point on the map about which you want to send feedback. Select Map Feedback from the dialogue box that appears on your screen.

    2. Below the arrow, choose the object of the feedback, the reason, and describe the object. Be sure to provide your contact information.

    3. Send or cancel.
If you have no network connection at the time you send the feedback, the programme will send it automatically once there is network connection again.

  Address and location search

  • Search for a location, route or point you've saved. You can also send it to another person. Briefly press the item in the “My Locations” list, and the application will show the GPX data for the item if the recipient has a device that supports receiving GPX data.

  • You can also receive GPX data. You can find received GPX data in your “My Locations” list.

To send GPX data by e-mail: 

  1. Press the “My Locations” icon..

  2. Briefly press the location you want to send from the list.

  3. Select “send by e-mail”, add the recipient and send.


To receive GPX data: 

  1. Press the attachment file that you received in your e-mail (gmail) and you can save the file directly to the Mapitare application.

  2. The location information can now be found in “My Locations”.


Upload the routing data before using (Settings  -> Upload -> Routing).

Marking points/lines: 

  1. Press the icon  to activate (it will turn red).

  2. Mark your desired location/area on the map. You can save a broken line to the map by pressing repeatedly.

  3. Once you’ve marked the point/area on the map, press and hold the icon a moment and a square will appear on the display that asks you to name the place and save it/delete it.

    Creating a route: 
  1. Press the icon  to activate (it will turn red) and on the map, mark first your departure point and then your destination. A blue line will appear between the points on the map.

  2. When you press the blue line, a dialogue box will appear on the screen asking you to choose the shortest, fastest or direct route.

Add a route by using location search:

  1. Press the icon  to activate (it will turn red).

  2. Press the location search icon   and type the address you want. The address will appear on the map.

  3. Afterwards type your destination address in the location search field.

  4. You’ll now see a blue line, and when you press it, a dialogue box will appear on the screen asking you to select the shortest, fastest or direct route.

  5. Once the route you want appears on the map, press and hold the icon  a moment and a dialogue box will appear on the display that asks you to name the place and save it/delete it.

Create a route directly from current position to destination searched (also own location):

  1. Press the icon  to activate (it will turn red).

  2. Afterwards, turn on GPS  and press and hold your own location on the map (blue circle) until a blue POI point appears.

  3. Afterwards, press the icon for location search or and search for your destination address (point).

  4. Press the blue line and select the shortest, fastest or direct route.

Creating a route from the current location to a destination on the map (dynamic):

  1. Turn on the GPS  and draw your finger along the way you want to create a route.

  2. Choose the best route.

  3. The routing will show you the remaining trip and time. The programme will calculate a new route for you if you leave the route.

  4. At any time, you can change the destination by pressing and holding the destination on the map again.

  5. Note that the choice of routing is dependent on your own GPS location.

Creating a route for boat and ship fairways: 

  1. Select Mapitare Settings and select settings from there as well. Give the vessel’s information (depth and height).

  2. Press the icon to activate (it will turn red) and on the map, mark first your departure point and then your destination. A blue line will appear between the points on the map.

  3. When you press the blue line, a window will appear on the screen; choose your fairway.

You can also create a route directly by searching for the harbour's name.

Route creation is done using official fairways. However, you can plan a route, for example, from the shore of your own cottage or from your departure address to a boat fairway.

Removing saved points/routes from your “Own Locations” list: 

  1. Selection the Own Location icon .

  2. Choose the route you wish to remove, press that route and select “remove” from the dialogue box that will appear on the screen.

  3. The saved route will be removed when you turn off the application.



  1. Turn on GPS  (the icon will turn blue) so that your location is visible on the map.

  2. Then press the Save Tracks icon  to activate (it will turn red). The track already travelled will appear on the map and be saved continuously.

  3. Save the route by pressing the icon , until a dialogue box appears on the screen asking you to name the track.

  4. Pause .


  • The length of the trip already travelled can be seen in the upper edge of the screen.

  • At the left margin of the programme, the length of your planned trip appears.

  • Your saved points appear on the map as small red stars.

  • In the list of your own searches, you can also see the coordinates and lengths of your locations/routes.

  • In order to correct the display, you can erase the most recently saved point by pressing and holding it again.


not active active, not locked active, locked

  • The default display is your position centred in the middle of the screen. If you move the map yourself, the centring function is interrupted. If you want the centring function to remain on, press the GPS  icon again. Your position will be displayed on the map as a blue circle.

  • If your location cannot immediately be determined, the text “waiting for GPS data” will appear in a dialogue box.

  • The accuracy of the location is indicated with a light blue, half-opaque circle around the position circle.


  1. The icon will turn blue once the positioning has determined your location. . The icon will turn blue once the positioning has determined your location.

  2. To end your positioning, press the GOS icon and when it turns green, location determination will end. This will also save battery in your device.

Emergency positioning (only in Finland +358):

  1. With this software, it is now possible to send location information to a PSAP. Go to your own phone’s settings and you will find “Emergency positioning (112)” by pressing the GPS button when GPS is on.


  • The map’s locking function was developed for the sake of mobility. Locking prevents change of scale or interruption when a light bump or accidental touching occurs.

  • In this setting you can study the contents of the map, but each time you stop moving the map, the programme will return to your own location.

  • Map locking has two travel settings: Map to the north and compass display (the map rotates according to the direction).

Map to the north:

  1. Turn on GPS  (turns to blue).

  2. Press the lock icon once  (it will turn to red) and the map will be locked in the north position (the display will not turn).

  3. To unlock: press the lock icon once (it will turn to green).

Compass display:

  1. Turn on GPS (turns to blue).

  2. Press the lock icon  twice and the compass display is locked. You will see the map rotate in the direction you are travelling. The function ensures that the symbols are readable and the text is turned in the right direction when the map rotates sufficiently.

  3. To unlock: press the lock icon once (it will turn green).

Electronic compass:

  • When you stand still, the compass shows the direction you are facing.

  • Remember that the functioning of a compass as well as its reliability vary greatly between different devices and manufacturers.

  • While you are moving, the direction of the arrow is determined by the points you move past, which is a noticeably more reliable procedure in determining the direction you are moving in.


You can open up Mapitare’s settings by pressing the settings button. In Settings you can find map resolution, style, transfer points and routes, load and instructions.

Map drawing:

Softening (Map smoothing)

If your device is powerful, you can soften the resolution to get a higher-quality view.

Area coverage (Area)

If you choose area coverage, you will be able to see nature reserves and protected areas on the map.

Property boundaries (Cadastre)

If you have uploaded property boundaries, you can see them or turn them off here.

Field registry (Land parcel)

If you have uploaded field registry, you can see fields here or deactivate the setting.

Map style:


Intended for movement on terrain, so that the map emphasizes elements that show terrain formations.

At night

Meant for use in the dark or at dusk. It doesn’t blind the map user.

In the city

Intended for use in urban areas. In this view, natural elements are not emphasized over buildings, but they are still visible. This view emphasizes roads and paths in particular.

At sea

Replicates the style of printed sea charts.

Text size:

You can choose between default, large or extra-large text.


  • Remember to upload the sea map to your device in addition to the terrain map if you’ve bought the sea+terrain programme!

  • You can decide yourself whether to download the maps to your own memory or onto a memory card. When you begin to download, a dialogue box will appear in which you will select which memory you want to save your data to.
  • For the same price, you have the right to save the programme to several devices, as long as all devices are registered with the same user name. You can check the account of the device you use: Settings -> Accounts -> Google. You also need the password you used when you registered.


Here you can find the length of the course vector (only in the sea+terrain programme), transfer points and routes and instructions for use of the map.

Length of course vector (COG Predictor Length):

This functions in the sea programme with the locked position on. It shows where you will be after a certain length of time given the current speed and direction.

Transfer points and routes:

The programme saves GPS data from all of your own locations and routes. Using this function, you can save your own points and routes to a GPX file and they can be sent to a second device, for example as an e-mail attachment.

You can find your saved data in the Mapitare file on your device.




To update your programme:

  1. Play Store.

  2. Your own apps and games.

  3. Update (if updates are available).

Map updates:

  1. Mapitare programme.

  2. Settings .

  3. Load.

  4. Choose the data for which you want to check the updates.

  5. Update (if there are updates available) by touching the screen. The screen will open to a dialogue box, where you can select either update or delete.



We wish you happy experiences, safe journeys and success in your work tasks!