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In the ingress intel page, depending on the zoom level, a message on the right-hand side says "Showing L1-L8 Portals. Zoom in to see unclaimed Portals". My question is: is the zoom level in the map dynamically set between locations as to which portals and unclaimed portals to show? Or should the same level always show all claimed portals or all claimed and unclaimed portals?

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All portals (including unclaimed) can been seen in zooms 21 - 16 (zoom level 21 is closest in that you can zoom, and zoom level 1 is the furthest you can zoom out).

Zoom 15 shows L1 - L8.

Zooms 14 & 13 show L2 - L8.

Zooms 12 & 11 show L3 - L8.

Zooms 10 & 9 show L4 - L8.

Zooms 8 & 7 show L5 - L8.

Zooms 6 & 5 show L6 - L8.

Zooms 4 & 3 show L7 - L8.

Zooms 2 & 1 show only L8.

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It's zoom level 17 is the furthest out now. They changed it a few days ago. Highly annoying, you can only see 8-10 blocks at a time. –  user44447 Mar 22 '13 at 12:52
yes,zoom 17 could see the unclaimed portals.(Just test on ingree/intel) –  TonyQ May 7 '13 at 0:11

The same zoom level always shows the same amount of info, regardless of density in the area.

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