Skip to main content

Configure Map


The Configure map menu is an important item in the OsmAnd main menu, where you can customize the map display to suit your needs. You can highlight favorite points, navigation markers, or special points of interest on the map, display specific routes or third-party GPX files, overlay terrain information, satellite images, or any other available raster images, display public transportation information, and change the map style.

Section Show:

Configure map android Configure map android

Section Topography:

Configure map android

Section OpenStreetMap:

Configure map android

Sections Routes and Map rendering:

Configure map android

The Configure map menu is divided into two categories:

  • Map style parameters. Map rendering (or Map style) is a group of settings that allow you to change the way the main map is displayed.
  • Map layers. These layers allow you to place information on top of (or underneath) the main map layer, but do not change the display of the map itself.


  • To change the information on the screen (widgets, icons), you can make settings in the Configure screen.
  • The Configure map settings depend on your profile.

Map Layers​

  • Vector Map Layer - displays all vector map information including OpenStreetMap, Contour lines, Nautical data.
  • Map Raster sources - select underlay / main source / overlay map with transparency levels.
  • Terrain - display slope / hillshade information, 3D Relief.
  • Borders of downloaded maps - display all borders of downloaded maps on the main map layer.

Map Data Layers​

Map style parameters​

The map style parameters depend on the main map style displayed on the map. You can read more about this in the Map Styles article.

  • Map style - OsmAnd (City), Topo, Nautical, and others.
  • Map mode - select to view and navigate how the map appears depending on the time of day.
  • Map magnifier - to display the map in more or less detail.
  • Text size - allows you to increase or decrease the size of the text on the map.
  • Map language - select preferred language displayed on the map.
  • Details - select to highlight specific objects.
  • Hide - hide specific objects.
  • Routes - allows you to highlight specific routes and their symbols.

UI Customization (Android)​

For each selected profile in the Android system, you can change the order of the Configure map menu items, hide the items, reset the default settings, or copy them from another profile. This will help improve your interaction with the OsmAnd app.

Menu β†’ Configure profile β†’ UI Customization β†’ Configure map

Configure map items

This article was last updated in August 2023