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Map Layers (Project Areas) are used to define spacial areas on the map so that comments are focused on the current Project Area.

To add a new layer or configure your existing Social Pinpoint layers (project areas)

  1. Log in to your Social Pinpoint Admin site
  2. Select edit on your project or create a new Project
  3. In the tools panel on the left, select Map Editor
  4. Follow the guide below to configure the various settings and options.

To upload GeoJSON and Shapefiles please see Map Layers - Upload layers

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Creating a New Map Layer

Click the green plus + to create a new Map Layer

  • Choose the ‘Draw a polygon’ option and create a project boundary

  • Click on the map to create the shape that you want

  • You can edit the shape by clicking on the shape you want to edit and dragging the opaque white squares

Layer Options

Show layer on map: Will determine the visibility of the layer

Prevent Pin Drops: Determine if users can drop pins on this layer

Enable Comments: Will determine if pins dropped on this layer will be labeled in reporting

Associate with Stakeholders: Will determine if activity on this layer will be flagged to the users stakeholder record


Line Colour: Choose a colour for the outline of the shape

Line Opacity: 1.0 = opaque, 0.0 = totally transparent

Line Style: Choose between a solid line and three types of dashed lines.

Line Style Scale: Choose the length and space between the dashed lines.

Width: The higher the number the thicker the line (or dashed line).

Fill Colour: Set the hex value for the project area fill colour

Fill Opacity: 1.0 = opaque, 0.0 = totally transparent

Legend Settings

Viewable in legend: show/hide layer Name in the mapping tool legend

Legend Action Trigger: Clicking on this layer in the legend will trigger associated action

Legend Label - Used to give a different name to the layer in the legend. Defaults to layer name otherwise

Legend Group - group legend items

Fill Style - Choose between transparent, square or circle

Legend Symbol - Choose an icon. If you want a customize icon please contact us. (Note, may require upgrading subscription packages)

Legend Stroke Colour - select colour

Legend Fill Colour - select colour

Legend Fill Style - choose for transparent fill, circle or square

Legend Symbol Font - Choose a custom icon to be shown for the legend entry

Label Settings

Labels can be shown for points or polygons within a layer/ Project Area. Select the 'View' option for an existing layer to show current NAME values associated with layer points or polygons.

Show Labels: If ticked the text contained in each point or polygon NAME value will be shown on the basemap.

Zoom visibility

Min Zoom (1): Minimum map zoom level at which the label is displayed

Max Zoom (25): Maximum map zoom level at which the label is displayed

Font Size: Sets the font size of the text label

Label font text colour: Use the colour picker to select the label text colour

Label stroke colour: Use the colour picker to select the stroke (border) colour

Label stroke weight: Set the width of the label stroke (border)

Label Alignment - Sets the position the label (middle, left, right)

Label Offset - Sets the default label position offset based on the alignment. Note this can be negative, eg Middle alignment, -20 offset puts the label above the point.

Select Actions - this option is used to set the action to execute if a user clicks on the layer. Options are:

  • Nothing
  • Open Information or Survey
  • Open Information and Zoom
  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to GeoSurvey step (if enabled for your subscription)
  • Open Sidebar


Selected Action Open Information: Instructional text can be displayed when users click on the Project Area name or Object on the map. If you have selected Open Information and Zoom the map will zoom in to the selected layer as well as open the information popup. 

Survey - Select to include a survey you have configured to be displayed in the layer pop-up window. The survey will be shown under the Area info section.

Area info - Enter text, images or videos to be displayed. Text can be formatted using markdown syntax.

Selected Action Open Sidebar

Sidebar Tab - Select the sidebar tab to open when the layer is selected

Selected Action - GeoSurvey Step: This option redirects the user to a view of the project based on the selected GeoSurvey step. This option may not be enabled for all subscription types.

GeoSurvey Step to navigate to on click: select the relevant step from the list


4. Once configured your layer (Project Area) will be shown on the main Social Pinpoint mapping tool. The name will be displayed on enabled Project Areas sidebar tab widgets and the project area polygon(s) will be overlayed on the map as configured:


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