You will need to have the free Mapstr app to access the map.
Accessing the Map for Free
Once you have the app installed and your account set up, click here to access the map for free. It’s important that you first open the map with this link (or the other links we’ve shared with you) so that you can have complimentary access to it as a thank you for being a part of the HomeExchange community.
Using The Map
You can then click on any of the pins to see a little description from the member who recommended it along with more information about the place (for example, the address and opening hours).
If the description is in a language different from what is set on your phone, you can have the description translated by clicking on ‘See translation’.
You can also zoom in and out of the map to see recommendations in the area that you’re interested in.
Switching the toggle from ‘Map’ to ‘List’ at the top of the screen gives you a different view of the recommendations. There, you can make a search to find recommendations from a certain person, in a certain area, etc. You can also use the sorting button to sift the recommendations by name, date added, or distance.
Clicking to open the menu on the right will allow you to apply certain filters such as the different categories we have or whether the place is currently available.
Saving The Map for Future Use
Once you’ve opened up this complimentary map for the first time, you will then also be automatically following the map on your account. So the next time you’d like to check the map again, you’ll just need to click on “Map” in the bottom menu on the maps icon on the right side of the screen and select ‘The Local’s Guide’.
You should now be all set to use the map! Find it here: https://go.mapstr.com/homeexchangecom/gift/the_locals_guide. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.