Argo lets you customize the map specifically to your needs. You can change the map type and filter on/off navigation aids/controls, place pins, report pins, depth layer and boater icons.
Initially the map type is set to Standard, the depth layer is turned on, and all controlsbuttons, pins and icons are shown on the map.
Just like on other navigational apps, you can choose from different map types (Standard, Satellite, Terrain or NOAA ENC). Core app functionality is the same across all map types.
If using the Standard map type, you can choose what mode you want – Auto, Day or Night. Using Auto will automatically switch the map to dark mode at night and light mode during the day.
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Tap the Depth Shading color palette to open the Depth Shading screen. From there you can customize the transparency level and color shading to suit your boating preferences! Adjusting the transparency level will allow you to see more of the bottom terrain when in satellite view.
With Premium you can change the default blue colors to your own colors for any desired depth (up to 6 color shadings). For recreational boaters this will help more clearly highlight shallow areas, and for fisherman it will highlight depth contours that you are most interested in.
Choose Navigation Aids from main Map Options screen to filter the buoys & beaconsor restricted areas that you see on your map.
Toggle to the off position (grey) to hide them from your map.
Note: The Filter Alert will appear on the Map Options icon and next to Navigation Aids if you have Buoys & Beacons or Restricted Areas toggled off.
Choose Places from the main Map Options screen to filter marinas , yacht clubs , boat ramps , restaurants & bars , etc. that you see on your map. Learn more about what icons are on your map here.
Choose Reports from the main Map Options screen to filter the report pins that you see on your map.
Don’t know what a report pin is? Read our tutorial about Argo’s crowd-sourced reports to learn more.
Choose Depth from the main Map Options screen. You can also get to this screen by tapping the Depth Gauge on Argo’s Home screen .
The first and second toggles give you the option to remove the depth shading and numbers, which can be handy for seeing the bottom terrain in Satellite view. The depth are based on based on data from NOAA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and other hydrographic sources.
The third and fourth toggles allow you to remove controls from Argo’s home screen. If you feel it’s too cluttered or you don’t use the depth gauge or depth finder remove them here.
Lastly, you can decide what unit of measurement you want depth displayed in. The example has ‘feet’ selected.
Choose Speed from the main Map Options screen. You can also get to this screen by tapping the Speedometer on Argo’s Home screen .
Here you can choose whether you want the speedometer displayed on Argo’s home page. You can also set the unit of measurement you want the speedometer to display your speed in.
Choose Boaters from the main Map Options screen to filter other Argo users on your map. By default all active users are shown so long as they aren’t in private mode. Toggle Friends off to hide your friends’ icons from your map. Toggle Other Boaters off to hide other users’ icons from your map.
You can also use Filter by affiliation to display only those users affiliated with a certain marina and/or club. Those users with the same afffiliation as you will have a green border on their map profile icon.
Note: A user’s icon is only shown for one hour after they were last active within the Argo app. Learn more about who you can see on your map.