When you add a map to your design, it's shown in its entirety by default, however, you can adjust the zoom level to your liking. This is useful if you want to focus on a specific area or region of a larger map.
If you're using a map of an entire country, but you have data on a specific region (e.g. the West Coast of the United States of America), you can automatically zoom into that area with a simple click.
- After you've added data to your map, go to the settings panel on the right and expand the Map properties tab.
- Toggle on the Auto-zoom option. Now, if you decide to add some additional data to your map, it will automatically set the most suitable zoom level.
Adjusting the zoom level manually
You can also set the zoom level manually if there's a specific area or location that you'd like to focus on in the map.
- Hover over the map and click on the Zoom and resize button in the top right corner.
- Click on + and - in the top left corner of the map to zoom in and out.
- Click on the map and drag the mouse pointer to adjust the visible area of the map.
- To save the zoom level, click Apply in the top right corner of the map.
Disabling the zoom option and locking the scale of the map
By default, all maps have adjustable zoom levels. When the viewer hovers over a map, zoom buttons appear in the top left corner. However, you can disable this option to lock the appearance and scale of your map.
- Click on the map to select it.
- Expand the Map properties tab in the settings panel on the right.
- Disable the Zoom controls option.
This is particularly useful if you have objects (text fields, icons, etc.) placed on top of your map. Since the objects are constant, they won't move together with the map when zooming.
To learn more about the various ways how you can customize your map, head over to the article on customizing your map in Prezi Design.