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I provided links to my sounds but I cannot hear anything when entering an area. What can I do?
Make sure your files are in mp3 format and the volume slider in every area has enough gain. Also check that every link points to the actual file name, so no short or encoded URLs are used. For example: (valid) X (invalid)

If you are using DropBox, please be aware that PUBLIC folders are no longer supported, so you will need to use the new Dropbox SHARE functionality and edit the link manually to make it work within SonicMaps. This can be done in two simple steps:

share dropbox link

Step 1. Visit your Dropbox account to access the audio file you would like to use. Click on the Share button and create a link to that file.

Step 2. Copy the provided link and change the structure of the url by replacing with Also, remove the final query string ?dl=0.

For example:  results in,

The resulting url should now be ready to be used in SonicMaps.
Is it possible to experience a project without an Internet connection?
Yes, it is possible to download a project and all its audio content before you start a soundwalk. This can be done by using the "Wi-fi preload" option available when downloading a project while connected to a wifi hotspot. The project and audio files will then be saved to your device's internal memory and will be accesible during your walk without an internet connection. On the contrary, if this option is not activated, audio files are progressively downloaded as you walk (on demand) using a 3G/4G data network.
Can I use SonicMaps while moving by car or any other vehicle?
This is not recommended unless the vehicle is moving really slow. SonicMaps app is mainly intended to be used as you walk. If speed is too high, and given the operative zoom level, user position will be constantly off the map (which will not be able to update fast enough).
How many sound areas can I have in a single project?
There is no limit to the number of sound areas you can have in your project, however, try not to place too many areas together as this may result in memory overload (depending on the device) and application termination. SonicMaps loads a sound into memory when you get close to its defined area (before you enter it) and unloads it on area exit. If using shorter sounds (less memory usage), the number of nearby areas might be correspondingly increased.
Can I delete a published project?
Yes, you can delete any of your published projects or older versions of it using the "delete icon" to the right of the corresponding link. This option is only visible when you log in to our website using your SonicMaps account.


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