How can my readers switch between maps and views?

When you share a project with your audience, and you've worked hard to create different maps or views, you'll want to make it easy for your readers to switch between those maps or views. There are a few different ways to do this—read through this FAQ to find out which option works best for you.

Send readers directly to your project

If you're working on a private project, this solution will only work for you and people you add as contributors.

When you open your project, you'll see a link in the URL bar of your browser. Simply copy that link and share it with your audience, and they'll be able to use the map and view dropdowns to see all of your work. Note that your readers will see a nearly identical Kumu interface, but they won't be able to edit the project (unless it's someone you have added as a contributor).

This is the simplest solution, but it might not be intuitive for readers who haven't used map and view dropdowns to navigate a Kumu project before. In that case, you'll want to use one of the two solutions below.

Create a presentation

When you create a presentation in Kumu, you can apply a different map and/or view to each slide. When people view the presentation, they can click between slides to see your work, along with any explanatory text you want to include.

If you have a private project, you can also password-protect the presentation for extra security, and share the password only with your audience.

It's possible to add hyperlinks to the Map Overview that readers can click to apply different views to the current map, or switch between maps. To edit the Map Overview, click anywhere on the white space of the map, then click the left side panel to start editing.

To create a link to another view, you'll use this pattern:

[link label](#map-slug/view-slug)

Replace link label with descriptive text. This is what your readers will see when they're looking at your links.

Then, replace map-slug with what we call the "slug" of your map, which is essentially the map name with all special characters removed, all letters changed to lowercase, and all spaces replaced with hyphens. The easiest way to find your map-slug is to look at the URL bar when your map is open. The pattern of the URL on any project is:

https://kumu.io/YourUsername/project-slug#map-slug/view-slug

The #map-slug will start with the # symbol and come after the project name and before a backslash /. The view-slug comes right after that backslash /. Copy both of these (including the # and /) and paste them inside parentheses after [link label] in your Map Overview.

If you're linking to the default view for a map, you can omit the view slug. Your end result would look similar to this:

[link label](#map-slug)

When you're done creating all the map and view links, you can create a new share/embed link and send it to your audience.

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