Each point of interest will have various types of content, such as photos, video, attachments and links related to the point of interest you have selected.  

Some of the buildings have been demolished, and some are still here. 

Basic functionality in the map tool:  

1. Common for all interfaces and devices: 

  • Main menu: At the top right on the top banner is a menu symbol, where you can access various types of content.  
  • Map markers: The map has symbols/markers indicating location-based information. These may be clicked to access more information. 
  • Select category: The left margin of the map has a drop-shaped category selection tool. Select all categories, or only the category or categories you are interested in. The default is to display all categories. 
  • Information specific to a point of interest: For every point of interest you click on, there is unique content. Anything from images and text to video clips, audio files, attachments and links – all related to the point of interest you have selected.  
  • Search field: At the top of the top banner is a search symbol, which lets you search for any point of interest otherwise found on the map. Useful when you’re looking for something specific. 

 2. Smartphones/touch screen devices: 

  • Map navigation: Use one finger to navigate and move the map, and use two fingers to zoom in/out. Double-tapping the map will zoom in and centre the location you tapped. 
  • Your location: You may turn “your location” on and off by tapping the compass needle symbol on the map. When this setting is ON the needle will be RED — and a black dot will automatically indicate your location on the map, making it easy to find the points of interest closest to you. When the needle is BLACK, the setting is OFF and your location is hidden. Read the “Settings for your smartphone” in the next paragraph if you cannot see your location even if the needle is red. 

 3. Desktops/laptops without a touch screen: 

  • Map navigation: If you are using a computer without a touch screen, you can scroll with your mouse or track pad to zoom in or out. The zoom will be centred on your pointer. 
  • Your location: Will not work indoors. But otherwise the same as section 2 above. 

 4. Settings for your smartphone 

  • If you want to see your location on the map, we need your permission. You need to click OK on the privacy notification that pops up the first time you visit the website. 
  • Your browser will request to share your location. You need to permit/allow this in order for the location tracking to work. If you have turned the setting for location services off, you will not be able to see your location.   
  • If you do not have access to a wireless network/Wi-Fi, you need to enable cellular data in order to use the map tool.  

 5. Calibration of compass on mobile device 

If you want your device to rotate the map to align with the way you are facing, you should calibrate your device’s compass. Most devices self-calibrate, but not all devices do so very quickly. Some tips: 

  • If you are confident you are at a point of interest and the black dot is not in the right place, try moving your smartphone in a figure-eight pattern to help speed up the calibration process. 
  • If you are still having problems, we recommend searching online for “calibration” + your smartphone model, as calibration methods vary from device to device. 
 Emmaløypa is developed by REGA and Seria AS.