Free GPS Software for Garmin, Magellan, and Lowrance GPS Receivers: EasyGPS

Zoom Tool

The Zoom Tool changes the scale of the map. You can zoom in or out by a fixed amount, or zoom in on a specific part of the screen.

To select the Zoom Tool, do one of the following:

  • On the Tools menu, click Zoom.
  • Press Z.
  • Click the Zoom ToolZoom button on the Map toolbar.

The cursor will change to Zoom Tool

Quick Reference

Action Result
Click Zoom in
Hold down the Alt key and click Zoom out
Drag Zoom in on a portion of the screen
Right-click Show the Shortcut Menu

Zooming in

To zoom in, click on the map.

The map will be redrawn at twice the current resolution. The map will be centered on the point where you clicked.

Zooming out

To zoom out, do the following:

  1. Hold down the Alt key. The cursor will change to Zoom Tool - Zoom Out Cursor
  2. Click on the map.

The map will be redrawn at one half of the current resolution. The map will be centered on the point where you clicked.

Zooming in on a portion of the screen

To zoom in on a portion of the screen, do the following:

  1. Drag the Zoom Tool over the portion of the map you want to enlarge. The cursor will change to Zoom Tool - Zoom to Fill Screen Cursor
  2. Release the mouse button.

The portion of the screen will be enlarged to fill the map window.

Showing the Shortcut Menu

To show the Shortcut Menu, right-click on the map.

If an item is selected on the map, the Shortcut Menu for that item will be shown. If nothing is selected, the Map Shortcut Menu will be shown.

EasyGPS is free software for your Garmin GPS EasyGPS is free software for your Magellan GPS EasyGPS is free software for your Lowrance GPS EasyGPS works with hundreds of GPS receivers, including all Garmin Drive, nĂ¼vi, eTrex, Colorado, Dakota, GPSMAP, Edge, Montana, Oregon, and Rino models, Magellan eXplorist, Meridian, and SporTrak GPS receivers, and Lowrance iFinder, Endura, HDS, LCX, and LMS GPS chartplotters and fishfinders. Download EasyGPS

Find your GPS on the EasyGPS compatibility list.
© 1998-2017 TopoGrafix – 24 Kirkland Dr, Stow, MA, USA
Get Help & Support for EasyGPS
Try ExpertGPS: Advanced Geocaching and Mapping Software with Topo Maps and Aerial Photos