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Ordering maps alphabetical or what?

Travel Forums System Talk Ordering maps alphabetical or what?

1. Posted by McCaffreyD (Budding Member 15 posts) 10w

Hi everyone,

I have recently added a number of maps to my maps and started putting the year before the name of the map in its naming, thinking they would order accordingly, that is not the case though, they are in some random order and I can't seem to find a button to choose a way to order them. Thanks for your help.

2. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 10w

Try putting a date for the first 'stop' on a map .. & then an earlier or later date on the first 'stop' on another map .. see if that works.

Steve

3. Posted by McCaffreyD (Budding Member 15 posts) 10w

Uff, I am working on maps going back to year 2003 or so, so I don't really have the exact dates, but will give it a go, initially I didn't even notice I can put dates on maps.. Thank you!

4. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 10w

Any date will do as long as it puts the map in the order that you want.

Steve

5. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 10w

Please be aware, using those dates in conjunction with dates in your Blog settings also puts a map in a blog .. you might want to play with that too, or not.

Steve

6. Posted by McCaffreyD (Budding Member 15 posts) 10w

Thanks, inserting dates did put the maps in order, once again, thank you for your help.

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9w

So just to clarify on how the ordering works.

First priority is the dates of the stops in the map. So if any date is provided there, it will use that for sorting.
If no dates are set, then the second priority is the time the trip was created, with the most recently created trips showing at the top.

Hope it helps.

8. Posted by McCaffreyD (Budding Member 15 posts) 9w

Thanks, the second system is kind of useless, as it prevents inserting any long time ago trips retrospectively. I would highly recommend that some sort of alphabetical system could also work. But it is just a thought, I used the dates system and that sorted the maps fine. Thanks again.