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Tour Builder

What is the Tour Builder?

The Tour Builder is an online web application available 24/7 from anywhere in the world using a recent version of a modern web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. It is always up to date and you don't need to install anything on your computer.

The Tour Builder is where you go to:

  • Create a tour
  • Add a map to a tour
  • Add hotspots to a map
  • Add text and photos to a hotspot
  • Preview and publish a tour
  • And much, much more

Running the Tour Builder

To use the Tour Builder, you must be signed-in to your MapsAlive account. Sign-up for an account.

To run the Tour Builder, click the Login button in the MapsAlive website header.

Tour Navigator

You access the maps and hotspots in a tour using the Tour Navigator panel which appears on the left side of almost every Tour Builder screen. Below it is shown on the Tour Manager screen which shows thumbnails of each page in the tour.

One-Click icon bar

You can perform the most commonly used operations with just one click.

  1. Edit the current hotspot
  2. Add a new hotspot
  3. Go to the Map Editor

Help is Everywhere

Throughout the Tour Builder, on every screen, for every option, Quick Help icons (an "i" inside an oval) provide detailed information about the option. In the screenshot below, the red arrows point to some of the Quick Help icons on the Popup Behavior screen.

Learn How

To learn how to perform specific tasks, see the How To answers that appear all through this user guide. You can see all of the answers in one place on the How To page


If you don't find the information you are looking for in this user guide, or on the MapsAlive website, let us know so that we can help you. Please email questions to