So, you’ve signed up for a brand spanking new Walkabout account, you have your log-in information, and you’re all ready to get started. Awesome! This blog post will get you oriented to all of the new tools at your disposal.

Right now, you’re probably staring at this screen:

This screen is actually enormously helpful for understanding how the Walkabout platform works. Take a look at the graphic on the left. This shows you exactly how all the pieces of the system stack together. The Map is at the bottom, Layers go over the Map, Places sit on Layers, and Events happen at Places. Walkabout has been made to be as flexible as possible, so you can assign multiple Layers to a single Map, have lots of events happening at the same Place, and duplicate Places to put on different Layers. Practically anything you can dream up, the system can do.

Now, let’s go over some of the key features of what you’re looking at.

The Menu

Username: This where you can change your username, email, and password
Available Maps: This let’s you know how many maps you have left on your account
Home: Clicking here brings you back to the Home Screen
Logout: Clicking here will bring you back to the Login Screen

The Administration Panel

The Administration Panel is where you can create and edit all the pieces of your map and schedule.

Maps Administration: Where you can create and edit important Map information, like center, zoom, menu items and logos.
Layers Administration: Where you can create Your Layers, assign them to Maps, and upload .KMZ files.
Places Administration: Where you can create Your Places, and assign them to new Layers.
Events Administration: Where you can create Your Events, and assign them to new Places.
Categories Administration: Where you can create Your Categories. All Places and Events must be assigned to a Category.

Now that you know your way around, let’s get started building some maps!