Select zones

Click the "Draw Rectangle" or "Draw Polygons" icon in the top left corner of the map to start drawing a polygon

Select any number of zones by drawing a polygon enclosing them.

To draw a polygon, place a number of markers on the map by left-clicking on the map. Finish drawing the polygon by clicking on the first marker you placed.

If you are not happy with the polygon you created, you can move the individual polygons markers by clicking the "Edit Layers" icon, move the whole polygon by clicking the "Drag Layers" icon or start over by clicking the "Remove Layers" icon.

Exporting and importing polygons

You can export the polygons you have drawn on the map to a GeoJSON file. If you want to share what you have drawn, you can send the send the file to someone else that can then import the file back into the tool.

Generating zone files

If you are using Locus Map, Google Maps or another map application that support the detailed zone outlines that you see on this site, you can select the "KML - Zone polygons" option when generating the file. If you want to use another map application like OsmAnd that doesn't support this you might have to select the file output format "KML - POIs". In case you are using the detailed zone outlines in Locus Map and find it hard to spot the zones on the map, you could generate a POI file in addition to the detailed zone outlines.

If you want to process the zones in some way, you can choose the most basic output format "Text - lat,lng". It will give you a file in which each row represents a zones latitude,longitude. If you just want a list containing the names of the selected zones, choose "Text - Zone name".

General use

Install a map application from Google Play. Maybe you want one that supports offline maps, or a specific map supplier. I would recommend Locus Map. You could also import the KML file into Google Maps by creating a new map under "My places".

Using the zones in Locus Map

  1. Download and install Locus Map
  2. If you want to save as much data traffic as possible, download vector maps for Locus Map here and add them to Locus Map. Or download them directly in the Locus Map app.
  3. Copy the KML file(s) you downloaded from this site to your phone/tablet.
  4. Add a new "TRACKS" category in the Locus app.Click that categorys tool icon and import the KML with detailed zone outlines that you previously copied to your phone.
  5. If you have generated a POI file too, add a new "POINTS" category in the Locus app. Click that category's tool icon and import the POI KML that you previously copied to your phone.

Create a path

In the bottom right corner, you will find the measure tool. Open it up and click the ruler icon to start measuring. By left clicking on the zones, you will create a path. If you click outside a zone, a waypoint will be added. The total distance of the path will be displayed at the bottom of the measure tool window.

If you want to change the order of the entries, just use drag and drop to place the entry at a new position. You can undo the last zone selection by clicking the undo icon or remove the whole path by clicking the "Remove all measurements" icon.

Importing and exporting paths

You can generate a GPX file containing the path. Click the "Create GPX route file" icon to download it!

You can import a route into the tool if you have a GPX file containing route(s). Click the "Import GPX route file" icon to import it! If the GPX file contains more than one route, they will be merged together.

Zone radius

If you click the zone radius button, every zone you click on will get a surrounding circle with a 200 meter radius. That is normally the minimum allowed distance between two turf zones. This function can come in handy if you are looking for new locations where new turf zones can be placed.

Official and user generated tags

You can limit the number of zones shown in the map by using the tag filter.

If "MATCH ALL" is selected, then each selected tag limits the number of zones further. If you for example filter on both "Monument" and "Airport", you will get monument zones that are located by airports.
If "MATCH ANY" is selected, then each selected tag increases the numer of zones. If you for example filter on both "Airport" and "World Heritage", you will get both zones located by airport and zones located by world heritages.

If you look at a specific zone info, by clicking at the zone, you will see what tags are associated with that zone. Green tags are official turfgame.com tags. Those in black are user generated tags.


Help tagging

If you want to help out tagging zones, open up a zone information window by clicking at a zone, and then click "Tag this zone" or if the zone already has tags then click the tag icon located after the tag(s). Then just follow the instructions.

Date filter

In the bottom of the page there is a date filter. It filters the zones based on their creation date. You can for example show zones that have been created the last two week or see how your turf homeland looked four years ago. Just drag the date labels or click the calendar icons to set specific dates. You can also drag the whole selected area across the time axis to slide the time slot back and forth.

Region filter

The region filter will filter all zones in a country or particular region. When you select a region, your view will be centered on that region. Pro tip: To get back home, click the "Home" button on the top left side of the map.

Zone name filter

You can search for a particular zone, using the search field. After you have typed at least three letters, you will get auto complete suggestions.

Base map layers

In the top right corner you will find the layer selector. There are a number of base maps such as OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Bing, Open TopoMap, MTB Map, Lantmäteriet topographic map. You can choose whatever suits you best.

Additional layers

There are also additional layers that contain: All these can be switched on/off individually.

This is a third-party product that is built using the Turfgame API.

If you find an error or have any questions about this tool, you can contact UrbanGeeks at the official Turfgame forum (https://forum.turfgame.com/)

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