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Working with related maps
Working with related maps
Updated over a week ago

Related maps offer another possibility of how to find related topics and ideas embedded in concept from someone else´s point of view. It can bring new thematic circuits to our brainstorming process or save time when browsing through concepts.

If you like to search and go through related maps, click on one of the suggested related maps on the left panel and you will get a picture and a link (URL) of this particular map. (pic. 1)

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Click in the box of that related map and you will get a picture and a link (URL) of this particular map. Now you can pin it to notes by the push pin button to that related concept, add it to the map by the "+" button or open that related map by clicking on the URL link. (pic. 1)

By the "+" button, you can create a new concept which contains this related map with all relations and concepts. Like this, you can link more maps until you cover all requested content topics. If you like to go back to this related map, click on this new concept (related map) and you will see all details in the tab notes on the left, including a URL link to this particular map.

Now that you´ve connected other maps to your map, you can see the suggested concepts on the left have changed as well according to the newly added related map (make sure you have turned a toggle button "Suggestions" ON.)

Searching within your maps and concepts

To find related maps on specific topics or for identifying maps that may contain relevant concepts, you can directly search for related maps by name, regardless of whether there is a direct connection. This way, you will also search through concepts (bubbles) in your other maps, so you can add (copy) them to the map you have opened. To search for related maps and concepts, follow these steps:

  1. Open the map you want to link to related maps.

  2. Click on "Maps" in the left sidebar and select the "Personal" filter. This will limit the search to your own maps and concepts.

  3. Start typing the name of the map you are looking for. As you type, ContextMinds will display a list of matching maps.

  4. Click on the desired map to add it to your current map as a new concept.

This will allow you to easily navigate between the two maps and refer to the related concepts as you develop your own map.

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