Working With Areas
Areas is that list of items on the left side of GoMaps when your iPad is in the horizontal orientation. They're used to group properties and to filter larger maps into manageable (and faster) chunks. Areas can also have borders and outlines.
Adding and editing areas
Managing and editing areas is done in FileMaker Pro, before you distribute the GoMaps file to your mobile users.
Navigate to the Setup layout in GoMaps and click on "Areas" in the upper right. You'll see a portal where you can create new areas and add borders if necessary.
Be sure to click the button at the bottom of the screen after you've made any changes if you'd like to see them in the current map. Otherwise, you'll need to close and reopen the file to see your changes.
Assigning areas to your properties
Now that you've created some areas, how do we know which area a given property belongs to? There is a field in your properties table called "gm_Area"-- this is one of GoMaps' required fields that you added to your hosted file when you integrated GoMaps. The value in that field is the name of the area for that property.
You'll see this field on the Property_Detail layout of the GoMaps mobile file...
...and in the sample GoMaps Hosted file: