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Create layer

You can create new feature layers in Geopedia. Follow these steps:

  1. Login with your Geopedia account using the Login button in the top right corner of the map.
  2. Create a new layer - Open the "Personal" tab where you see two buttons: New Layer and New Theme. Select New Layer.
    new layer
  3. In the dialog box choose one of the available layer types:
    • Vector layer - represents a particular type of vector geometry.
    • WMS layer - a Web Map Service (WMS) layer is based on data from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) WMS server. The WMS layer allows you to access these services over the Internet and add their content to a map.
      layer type
  4. The New layer wizard opens, where you can give your layer a name and other basic information. Note that the required data varies depending on the type of layer (in our case we have selected Vector layer).
    Here you can select the type of geometry (point, lines, polygon, multi-points, multi-lines, multi-poligons, codelist), accroding to your needs.
    When finished, click next.
    new layer
  5. In the second step you need to add fields that relate to the records in your new layer.
    new field

    Field properties vary depending on the selected data type. To change the type value, choose a new value from the drop-down list:
    • Foreign ID - you can add a feature of an existing layer as an attribute.

    • Number - represents a decimal number.

    • Long text - for fields with text values.

    • Rich text - associate rich text files with attributes.

    • File - you can add image (.jpg), audio (.mp3) or other document (.doc, .xls, .pdf) files as attributes.

    • Date and time - choose a date for an attribute value

    • Style - allow styles to be saved to features.

    • Yes/No - add a yes/no property to features.

  6. Set a custom style and define how your features will look like on the map.
    layer style

  7. Include an optional copyright notice.

  8. When you are finished, click save to save your changes. The new layer can be found in the "Content" tab.
    content tab