How to upload vector files

After creating a Shape project (click here to see how), you can start defining your map’s data layers in Settings. Click ‘Add layer’, give the new layer a name and click ‘Safe the new layer’ at the top right corner of your screen.

 

 

Now you have a new layer in your vector map! You may keep adding any number of layers. 

To upload new geometries you select your target layer and click the upload icon or the ‘upload new geometries’ link in the pop-out. Now you can select a file type from the drop down menu that matches the file(s) that you want to upload.

 

Note: When uploading a .csv the file needs to include an ‘x’ and ‘y’ (and an optional ‘z’) column for longitude, latitude, and (optionally) height respectively. When uploading a Shape file, you need to drop in the full zip (not just the file with .shp extension).

Once you have made your file type selection, you need to select whether there is an ESPG code in the file, or if you need to specify one manually. If the ESPG is not provided in the files itself, you choose ‘specify’ and type the right code into the space provided. Now all that is left to do is dropping your file into the designated box. You may drop in any number of files (of the same type) before clicking ‘Upload’ at the bottom right of you screen. Now you are done!

Note: The EPSG code is required for a successful upload because it tells us what coordinate system your file is using. Click here to learn more about Coordinate Reference Systems or see epsg.io for more information on which code is applicable to your data.

 

Recommended reading:
Click here to see how to upload raster files to a Map project.

 

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