Online Manual

Scenic Map and You Need A Map

Welcome to Scenic Map! You can now carry a highly detailed shaded terrain map of the entire world with you wherever you go. You can explore the Earth’s rich landscapes and varied topology. You will always know what lies just over the horizon or behind the next ridge line. You will be able to see every road and stream even if you zoom all the way out. Each of the regional versions of Scenic Map have built in highly detailed terrain data for their covered areas. The stand alone Scenic Map has a small initial download and can cache data for offline use.

You Need A Map features are very similar to Scenic Map but with built in lower resolution coverage of the entire USA. All the great features found in Scenic map are available via an in app purchase. Tap the Settings icon (the cog) in the toolbar at the top of the screen and then touch the Store (Unlock All Features) button to open the In-App Store.

The Map

The image to the left shows Scenic Map’s main user interface. The row of icons at the top of the map is the Tool Bar. The row of icons at the bottom of the map is the Tab Bar. Immediately below and above the bars is the Target Information. These user interface elements are all described below.
  • blue lines: streams/rivers
  • cyan lines: aqueducts/man made water ways
  • brown or tan lines: topo contours
  • green lines: trails and walking paths
  • white lines: unpaved roads (including 4 wheel drive roads)
  • black lines: local roads (which are sometimes unpaved)
  • yellow lines: secondary roads (two lane highways)
  • red lines: primary roads (interstate highways)
  • pink/purple lines: railroads (including some no longer in service)
  • heavy white lines: state boundaries
The text color is similar to the color of the item it is describing. These can be linear features (listed above), polygon areas (many types including parks, military, Indian, etc.), and points of interest. Large white text is for populated places with the size of the text in proportion to the population size.

The contour lines represent the change in elevation as follows starting zoomed all the way in:
  • Level 1, 2, 3: Dark contours are 100 feet apart and light contours are 25 feet
  • Level 4: Dark contours are 200 feet apart and light contours are 50 feet
  • Level 5: Dark contours are 500 feet apart and light contours are 100 feet.
  • Level 6: Dark contours are 1000 feet apart and light contours are 250 feet. 
  • Level 7, 8, 9: Contour lines are not drawn.
The easiest way to get more information about a feature on the map is to turn on the Target Information by pressing the bulls eye icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen. This feature is described below.

Note: Many unpaved roads are not yet tagged as such in OpenStreetMap or the US Census road maps. They will appear as local roads (black lines).

Online Map
You can enable the Online Map in all the Scenic Map apps. The stand alone "Scenic Map" app always uses the online map. When enabled, maps for areas not covered by the built-in map are downloaded from the cloud. The maps are downloaded as they are needed to display the map and stored in a cache on your iOS device for offline use.

You can use either WiFi or Cellular data to download the maps. If you are concerned about online data usage, you can turn off the Cellular Data option in the Settings app preferences. You can manage the size of the map cache or choose to clear it to free space for other apps using the Cache size and Used: Clear Cache controls near the top of the Settings menu.

When Online Map is enabled, Satellite will Color mode will become available in the Settings menu. The Satellite map images are downloaded from Apple's MapKit servers and cached like the vector maps. These maps are extremely high resolution but download fast enough to be loaded and displayed in real time while driving. This can use a lot of online data so you may wish to pre-cache the maps when connected to WiFi before using them on the road.

To pre-cache, create a waypoint at your intended destination by centering the map on that point and tapping the + button in the Waypoints tab. Tap the arrow button in the map toolbar to center the map on your current location. Tap on the waypoint in the Waypoints tab and select Route to Location. Set the desired map zoom level and then tap the route in the Tracks menu and select Play Track. When your route is cached you can then turn off the Cellular Data option in the Settings app so you do not burn through your monthly cellular data plan.

Touch Gestures
Watch the Walk Through and Advanced Gestures tutorial videos at the top of this page to learn how to use the touch gestures in Scenic Map and You Need A Map.

Standard Map Gestures
There are several touch gestures you can use to control the map. You can touch and drag the map to center it on a new location. A single tap on the map will show or hide the Tool Bar and Tab Bar. Double tap a spot on the map to zoom in. Triple tap on the map to zoom out. You can also use a two finger pinch gesture to zoom in or zoom out. Use a two finger tap to hide or show the track playback bar, change the month when the map is set to Natural Colors or reset to the default lighting direction when the Sun icon is selected in the tool bar. Drag up and down with two fingers to tilt the map. The map can be tilted all the way from vertical (classic 2D mapping) to horizontal (first person view). Drag left or right with two fingers to rotate the map. You can also rotate the map touching and twisting with two fingers. If the North Up option is turned on, you will not be able to rotate the map.

 Joystick Mode
You can fly over the terrain with the joystick (slew) mode. First, turn on Joystick Gestures in the Settings menu. The input is now in joystick mode and now any point you touch on the screen will become the center of a virtual joystick. Slide your finger upwards to move forwards. The further your finger moves from the point you first touch, the faster you will move. If you slide your finger downwards you will slow down or go backwards. Left and right motion will rotate the map (if North Up is turned on this will slide the map left and right). You can combine these to turn as you fly forwards and backwards over the terrain. In joystick mode, a two finger horizontal swipe gesture will move the map left or right. This and all other two fingered gestures are spring loaded in this mode. Touch and hold on the screen for two seconds to switch between joystick and standard modes. One ring will appear when you are in standard mode. Two rings indicate that you are in joystick mode.

Zoom In and Zoom Out Gestures
You can zoom into the map by double tapping the screen. You can zoom out by triple tapping. The point you tap will be centered after the zoom is complete. These gestures are often easier to use in a moving vehicle than clicking the Zoom Map buttons in the toolbar. You can also use these gestures when the map is full screen and the tool bar is not visible. The zoom in and zoom out gestures work the same way as the Zoom Map buttons described below.

The Tool Bar

The toolbar appears at the top of the map. It allows you to control how the map is displayed.

Zoom Map
Use these buttons to zoom between the natural zoom levels of the map. Each zoom level is a factor of three of the previous zoom level (except for the last zoom level which is a factor of four). You can also use the pinch gesture to zoom the map to any amount but this will cause the pixels to stretch.

Display Map Style Panel
The controls will appear overlaid on top of the map. You will be able to see the map behind the controls so you can see the effect of any changes you make to the settings.

Sun Illumination Angle
The sun will appear over the map when this icon is touched. You can drag the sun around the map to change the illumination direction. The terrain shading will change as you drag. When the sun is closer to the edges of the map, small changes in the terrain will become more visible. Tap the map with two fingers to reset the sun to the default angle.

GPS Center
When you touch this icon, the map will be centered on your current GPS location. Tapping this icon will also begin GPS tracking (if you are not currently tracking) and will create a new track file. 
You will see a blue dot at your location in the center of the map. The map will track your location as you move.

The blue dot becomes a blue arrow pointing in your direction of travel (which is not necessarily the direction you are facing).
If you touch the GPS Center again it will turn into a lock icon which prevents you from scrolling the map by accident. This mode is useful when driving or hiking to keep the map centered even if you accidentally touch the screen.

If you touch the Lock icon, you will get the option to Stop Recording Track or Unlock GPS Centering.
Target Information
Crosshairs appear at the center of the screen. You can drag the map so that the a location you are interested in is centered in the crosshairs:

Your location at the cross hairs (or your current GPS location if you are auto centering) is displayed at the top of the map just below the toolbar. The Map Altitude displays the terrain altitude at this point on the map. The second line shows you the range, direction and relative altitude to your current GPS location or selected waypoint. When tracking and auto centering, the second line shows you the track length, GPS elevation and GPS speed.

Information about the location is displayed at the bottom of the map above the tab bar at the bottom of the screen. The location’s feature type, feature name, area name and state are displayed.

The Bearing Line 
In Scenic Map 1.2, you can now select a waypoint. To select a waypoint, click the Waypoints tab to display a list of waypoints and click the gold star next to the waypoint you wish to select. Click a Preset tab to return to the map. When the Target Information is enabled, you will see a bearing line from the cross hairs to the selected waypoint. The upper information bar will display the Range, Bearing and Altitude Delta from the point under the cross hairs to the selected waypoint.
Bearing line from cross hairs to selected waypoint

When GPS Center is enabled and you have selected a waypoint, you will see a bearing line from your GPS location to the selected waypoint. The upper information display will again show the Range, Bearing and Altitude delta from your current GPS location to the selected waypoint
Bearing line from current GPS location to selected waypoint
If no waypoint is selected and your GPS location is being tracked, you will see a bearing line from your current GPS location to the point under the cross hairs at the center of the screen. The upper information display will show the Range, Bearing and Altitude from your current GPS location to the point under the cross hairs. Note that this is the reversed compared to when a waypoint is selected. This makes sense because you will want to know the bearing and altitude difference from your current location to other points on the map you may wish to travel to. In the following example you can see if you are standing at the Marshall monument in Coloma, CA and want to get to Sutter's Mill, you will have to travel at least 2312 feet and descend 291 feet.
Bearing line from GPS location to cross hairs

The Settings Menu
When you touch the Settings button in the toolbar, the Settings Menu is displayed overlaid on top of the map. The controls in this panel let you fine tune how the map is rendered. You can turn on or off the various features of the map and make several other adjustments. Most settings can be different for each map preset. The app's global settings at the bottom of the menu beginning with Metric.

Tap here to view the in-app manual. This is an offline version of the Scenic Map online manual. You can also access the rest of if you have a connection to the internet.

Store (Scenic Map, You Need A Map and Scenic Map Grand Canyon)
Display the In-App Store to purchase additional features. See the In-App Store section below for more information.

Online Map
Turn on or off worldwide online map coverage. When this option is enabled, map data is streamed from Apple's cloud servers and cached on your device up to 2GB. The map is no longer limited to any specific region of the planet. When you see the spinner in the status bar, maps are being loaded and cached as the map scrolls. Use the Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons in the toolbar to reset the map loading.

Set the online map cache size. When the limit exceeded, the least recently used data will be purged. The Max setting will use up to 80% of your device's free storage for the cache. This is not recommended unless your device is dedicated to online mapping. The cache is shared among all Scenic Map and You Need A Map apps. Setting the cache size in one app changes it for any others you have installed.

Used: (cache size)
Display of the current used cache size. The size will update in real time when data is being loaded from the cloud. Tap the Clear Cache button to clear the online map cache to zero bytes. Note: The cache is shared between all installed Scenic Map and You Need a Map apps so this option will clear the cache for all of them.

White makes the map appear as if was made out of plaster. This mode is best if you want to see the terrain in the greatest detail.

Satellite is available when Online Map is enabled. Satellite mode will download high resolution full color photo images from Apple's cloud mapping servers. The satellite image tiles are cached for offline use. Only the tiles visible in the map view are downloaded to conserve bandwidth. To cache the satellite images for offline use, scroll and zoom the map until the desired area and resolution is visible and wait for the spinner in the status bar to stop. You can scroll to different locations if you want to cache a larger area.

Altitude adjusts the map’s color based on the elevation. This will match the style of gazetteer map books. It provides a consistent and pleasing colored simulation of the terrain with green hues at lower elevation, beige or orange colors at mid elevations and gray or white colors at high elevations.

This control allows you to set the opacity of all of the polygon areas of the map except bodies of water. Polygon areas are displayed with a solid border. The polygons and their border will disappear entirely if you drag this slider all the way to the left.

Water and Ice
Turn on or off area water bodies and ice features such as glaciers and ice sheets. Water bodies appear on the map as light blue polygons. Ice appears as white areas.

Land Cover
Display or hide land cover polygons. These can hide other features such as parks and show forests, woods and other types of natural land cover polygons.

Large Parks
Display or hide very large national parks, national forests and nature preserves. The outlines of large parks are always displayed unless the Polygons are entirely hidden. Turning off this option will let you see the terrain colors when driving through large parks.

Indigenous Lands
When using the Online Map, all lands controlled by indigenous peoples can be displayed or hidden with this option. These areas appear on the map as orange polygons.

Indian Lands
In the USA apps, this option is used to show or hide Native American lands. These include tribal lands and reservations as designated by the US Census and appear on the map as orange polygons.

First Nations
In the Canadian apps, this option is used to show or hide First Nations and lands of the Inuit and M├ętis peoples. These areas appear on the map as orange polygons.

BLM Lands
Turn on or off Bureau of Land Management land areas. These areas appear as reddish brown areas on the map. Option available in the Scenic Map USA apps, You Need A Map with the in-app purchase and in all the apps when the Online Maps are enabled.

Turn on or off buildings. Buildings appear on the map as dark gray polygons with black borders.

Turn on and off county outlines. County outlines appear on the map as thick blue-green lines.

States and Provinces
Turn on or off state and province outlines. These outlines appear on the map as thick light gray lines.

Roads and Linear Features
Turn on or off lines. These include linear features such as roads, streams, trails, railroads, piers and aqueducts.

US Census Roads
Select between US Census Tiger roads (ON) and OpenStreetMap roads (OFF). This option is only available in Scenic Map Alaska and You Need A Map.

Canada Roads
Select between Canada GeoBase roads (ON) and OpenStreetMap roads (OFF). This option is only available in Scenic Map Canada.

Alternate Roads
Select between US Census Tiger and Canada GeoBase roads (ON) and OpenStreetMap roads (OFF). This option is only available when Online Maps is enabled.

Set the thickness and visibility of the track lines. Your current GPS track appears as a thick white line that follows the blue arrow. Displayed pre-recorded tracks appear as light green lines. You can display or hide tracks by tapping on their names in the Tracks tab.

Populated Places
Turn on or off populated place names. These names are drawn in white with larger text for more highly populated places.

Road Names
Turn on or off road names. Roads appear in light red text for major highways, yellow for secondary highways, orange for connector roads or ramps, and white for local roads or unpaved roads.

Polygon Names 
Turn on or off polygon names. These include urban areas, military bases, Indian lands, water bodies, parks and other polygon areas.

Points of Interest
Turn on or off points of interest. These include a wide variety of point features many of which may also appear as duplicates of other features such as polygon areas, trails, streams and lakes. Many others will be unique such as historic locations, mountain peaks and water tanks.

Display a grid overlay on the map. Select Off, Degrees with 15 minute sub-steps or the US Civil Air Patrol grid for the continental USA and Alaska.

Turn on or off the display of waypoints on the map. Waypoints appear as gold stars. The selected waypoint appears as a red star.

Dark Text
Switch between light and dark colored text. Light colored text on a black background is the default. Some users may find dark colored text against a white background to be more readable.

Large Text
Turn on to make the text up to 50% larger. Road names and other text can become quite small on Retina displays and at some zoom levels. This feature makes the text larger and easier to read.

North Up
When turned on, the map will always be oriented with North pointing upwards. 

2D Map
Force the map to be 2D only. The map cannot be tilted when this option is enabled.

Turn on or off elevation contour lines. Contour lines are drawn in a dark brown color.

Turn on or off terrain shading. When turned off the map will appear to be flat. You can still choose to display contour lines even with the terrain shading turned off. If you wish to increase the strength of the terrain shading, you can adjust the Sun Illumination Angle (described above). The Auto mode will turn off terrain shading when the map is zoomed in and turn it on when zoomed out. This works well with the Satellite Color mode which shows natural illumination when zoomed in but not when zoomed out.

Compass Viewing Angle
Turn on or off the digital compass viewing direction indicator. The viewing direction appears as a triangle with the tip at your current GPS location and the wide end towards the direction your iOS device is pointing. This option only appears on iOS devices with a digital compass feature.

Scale (2D View Only)
Turn on or off the scale display. The scale appears as a vertical bar on the left side of the map. It only appears 2D (top down) views. Use a two finger vertical swipe gesture on the map to control the viewing angle.

Select between English, Nautical and Metric units for all distances and elevations displayed in the app.

Choose the coordinate format. These are Decimal (Dec), Degrees-Minutes (DM), Degrees-Minutes-Seconds (DMS) or Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM).

Status Bar
Turn on or off the status bar at the top of the screen.

Large Map
On recent iOS devices, select Large Map to render the largest possible map area. You may prefer to turn off this feature for faster rendering and larger text.

Unified Tilt And Scale
The map tilt and scale will be the same for all presets when this option is enabled. When disabled each preset can have its own tilt and scale.

Joystick Gestures
This option will enable the advanced Joystick Gestures (described above). This option is off by default to make the map easier to control for new users.

Use GPS Altitude
When this option is turned on, the location arrow will be displayed at its true elevation above the ground. This is useful when flying. Turn this off if you prefer to keep the arrow at ground level.

Background Tracking (iOS 5 only)
Turn this on if you wish to continue to track your location while the app is in the background or the screen is locked. Warning: This can drain your battery!

Automatic Tracking (iOS 6 or later)
When enabled, GPS tracking will stop automatically when your iOS is stationary several minutes. This will prevent the battery from being drained if you forget to stop tracking. Turn this option off if you want to manually control GPS tracking. To stop tracking, tap on the top track in the Tracks tab and selecting Stop Recording Track. Warning: This can drain your battery!

Minimum Battery %
This slider will set the minimum battery percent for background tracking. If the app is not on the screen or the screen is locked, once the battery falls below this percent GPS tracking will stop. By default (as shown) the minimum battery level is 1/3rd of its full charge. Warning: If you enable Background Tracking or turn off Automatic Tracking and set the minimum battery percent to zero (all the way to the left) your battery could become fully drained while this app is running in the background!

The In-App Store
The In-App Store will allow you to purchase the additional Scenic Map features.

Scenic Map: Add BLM Lands map overlay, online automatic routes to any location, offline map feature search, online local search and address search.

You Need A Map: Add BLM Lands map overlay, online automatic routes to any location, offline map feature search, online local search and address search.

Scenic Map Grand Canyon: Worldwide online maps.

The message box at the top is updated with information about the status of your purchase. If for any reason the purchase does not go through, you can try again. You will not be billed twice for the same purchase even if you delete the app or install it on multiple devices as long as you are signed into the same iTunes account.

The Tab Bar

The Tab Bar appears at the bottom of the map. It lets you switch between the major features of the application.

The numbered presets are used to display the map and quickly switch between styles. They work much line the presets on a car radio. They are helpful when you are moving and want to change the way the map is rendered with a single tap. You can set up the style for each preset when you not moving and can safely devote your full attention to the user interface. To do this, just select one of the presets and tap the Settings Menu button in the toolbar. The settings you change will be stored for the selected preset number. The app remembers the settings when you hit the home button so if you make a lot of changes it is best to use the home button to make sure they are saved.

The Waypoints tab is used to create and access saved waypoints. These can be used to remember favorite locations you wish to quickly find again. It is best to turn on the Target Information and zoom into the map to select the exact location you wish to save. Alternately if you have GPS turned on, you can save your current location. You can name the waypoint and also give it a tag. The location is stored along with the latitude, longitude, elevation and creation time and date. Waypoints are listed in the order you created them by default. The coordinates and elevation are displayed in the format and units selected in the Settings Menu. If Waypoints are turned on in the Map Settings, they are displayed as gold stars on the map.

To create a waypoint at any location, first tap the add icon (+). This will create a waypoint at the current location and put the Waypoints view into edit mode. You can then edit the name of the waypoint. Tap the Next button on the keyboard to edit the longitude, latitude and elevation. The coordinate input is quite flexible. You can just enter the numeric portion and the the rest will be filled in automatically. You can also enter the coordinates as decimal numbers even if you have another location format selected.

Tap the organize button in the Waypoints tool bar to change how the waypoints are ordered. You can sort by the date the waypoint was created, the waypoint name, by degrees latitude or longitude. You can also reverse the order by selecting the same choice again (Newest to Oldest for example).
Tap the action button to perform an operation on all the waypoints in the list. You can choose to clear all the waypoints, email them as a single GPX file, send them all to another app as GPX or open them all in the Apple Maps app.
Tapping on a row opens a menu with a similar list of operations that you can perform on a single waypoint. Go to Waypoint will center the map on the waypoint. Target Waypoint will select the waypoint as the current target for the bearing line. When the info display is active, a bearing line will appear between the cross hairs or the current GPS location when the map is centered on the GPS location. You can also email the waypoint as a GPX file, send the waypoint as a GPX file to another app or open the location in the Apple Maps app. Select Route to Waypoint to have Apple's mapping system find the quickest route to the waypoint. A track will be created and displayed on the map as a light green line. You can hide or delete the track in the Tracks tab.

The Tracks tab is used to access recorded GPS tracks for playback, conversion and export. GPS tracks are recorded when the GPS Center icon is selected in the toolbar (described above).

The track currently being recorded is displayed at the top of the list in the Tracks Panel with a red dot Record icon next to its name. By default the name of a new track is the universal time and date that it was created. You can tap the Edit button to rename any of the tracks including the one currently being recorded. The Edit button can also used to delete existing tracks.
To stop recording a track, tap the track at the top of the list with the red dot next to its name. You will then get the option to Stop Recording Track. If you stop the track and it has zero distance recorded, it will be deleted automatically.
You can sort the tracks in the list by their age, name or distance. You can also reverse the order by selecting the same choice again (Newest to Oldest for example). The track being recorded will always appear at the top of the list.
Exporting and Playing Tracks
If you tap on a track, the Track Options will appear. For the track currently being recorded, the only option is Stop Recording Track. For other tracks, you can Export GPX which will create a GPX track file in the app's directory. This file can be accessed via iTunes in the Apps tap for your iOS device under Scenic Map (scroll down in iTunes to see a list of apps that can export files where Scenic Map will be listed). This menu is context sensitive so if you have already exported the track as GPX, you will see an option to Delete GPX. You can use eMail GPX to convert the track to GPX and email it. You can use Send GPX to ... to convert the track to GPX and send it to another app that supports GPX track files. Play Track will replay the selected track in the map view. If you are currently playing the track, you will see an option to Stop Track. The track currently being played, has a green triangle Play icon next to its name. Tap Display Track to display the track on the map. This is useful if you wish to retrace a previous journey. You can also use this feature to display one or more tracks while playing or recording another. The displayed tracks will appear as light green lines on the map. You can select the track line visibility and thickness in the Settings Menu.

Playing Back Recorded Tracks
When a track begins to play in the Map View, a new toolbar containing standard media icons will appear at the bottom of the screen. From left to right, these icons will rewind the track to the beginning, slow down the playback speed (you cannot play the track in reverse), stop track playback, pause or play the track, speed up the playback and skip to the end of the track. When the track reaches the end, playback will stop and the track playback toolbar will disappear. 
If you turn off GPS centering or scroll the map, you can return to the track location at the current playback time by tapping the GPS center button.
Importing GPX Tracks
There are two ways to import GPX track files. The first way is to use iTunes. Launch iTunes and then physically attach your device to the computer with a USB sync cable. Select your iOS device which is listed by its name in the DEVICES section on the left side of iTunes. Select the Apps tab at the top of the screen. Scroll down the screen to the bottom using the slider on the far right of the screen (or scroll down touchpad gesture). You will see a list of Apps that support file sharing. Scroll down until you see Scenic Map (there will be more than one if you have multiple versions of Scenic Map installed). Select Scenic Map and you will see the list of documents it is sharing in the Scenic Map Documents panel on the right. You can add a GPX file by clicking the Add... button at the bottom of the screen and then selecting the file you wish to add via the Open file dialog box. The next time you select the Tracks tab in Scenic Map, the GPX file will be imported and will appear in the list sorted by its date.

The second way to import a GPX track file is to send it to yourself via an e-mail attachment. You will need to have your e-mail account setup on your iOS device. In the Mail app, open the e-mail message with the GPX file attachment. You will see the attached GPX file with a special icon. You can click on this icon and send it to Scenic Map. The next time you select the Tracks tab in Scenic Map, the GPX file will be imported and will appear in the list sorted by its date.

Locations is used to search for features on the map. There are several types of searches you can perform.
Tap on the book icon in the upper left corner of the screen to display the Search Source options. Both online and offline searches are available. This option is not available in You Need A Map without the Scenic Map Features in-app purchase.

Address Search (Online) - Search for address using Apple's mapping system. You can enter a partial address and all nearby matches will be displayed. If you leave the search blank, the address of the location closest to the center of the map is displayed. Tap the folder icon at the top of the screen how the list is sorted.

Local Search (Online) - List matching businesses and other places within the extents of the map. Zoom out for a wider area search. Zoom in for a more detailed nearby search. Tap the folder icon at the top of the screen how the list is sorted.

Feature Search (Offline) - Search the built in map database for any displayable feature. Examples include roads, parks, rivers and lakes. Generic types like "road" also work. The area within the map is searched and the results are limited to 100 matches. Tap the folder icon at the top of the screen how the list is sorted.

City Search (Offline). This searches for populated places down to size of a hamlet. The locations appear as an indexed alphabetical list of names. You can search for parts of a name and all matching populated places will be displayed in the list as you type. This is the default search mode and the only one available in You Need A Map and Scenic Map without the in-app purchase.

Tap the folder to choose the Population Size. When Online Map is enabled, you can also set the world Region. By default, the region is set to North America and the population size is set to City. For faster searching, always set the region and population size you are looking for to restrict the length of the list.
The results of a Local Search, Feature Search or Address Search search are color coded by distance from the center of the map. Green is near the center and red is beyond the edge of the screen. In this screenshot, I did a Local Search for "pizza" in Folsom, CA.
You can sort the Location Order by name or distance from the center of the map. For the Feature Search you can also sort by feature type.
The send icon at the top right of the screen opens the Export Results options. You send all the locations as a single GPX file to another app or via e-mail. You can send the locations to another app that supports GPX files. You can also send all the locations to Apple's Maps app. If the location is a restaurant, the Maps app will display Yelp reviews and other information about the location when you tap on its pin. Note: The send icon is not enabled if there are more than 100 results.
When you click on the name of a location, you are presented with the Location Options:

Go to Location - The map will appear centered on the location you selected.

Create Waypoint - A new waypoint will be created with the name and position of the location.

eMail as GPX - Create an e-mail containing the location as a GPX file.

Send as GPX to... Send the waypoint as a GPX file to another app that supports GPX.

Open in Maps - The Maps app will open with a new pin at the location you selected.

Route to Location - Apple's mapping system will find the fastest route to the location you selected. The route will be displayed on the map.

The locations are displayed as color coded features on the map. The easiest way to create a route to a location is to tap on its name in the Locations tab and then select Route To Location.
On the iPhone or iPod Touch, you will also see a More tab. This is a standard feature of the Tab Bar which allows you to access extra tabs when there are more than five. 

When you click the More tab, you will get a list of the tabs that did not fit on the tab bar: You can access the extra tabs directly by clicking on their name or you can click the Edit button to configure the tabs which are displayed in the Tab Bar.

Drag the desired tabs into the tab bar at the bottom of the screen and click the Done button at the top of the screen when you are finished to save the new configuration.