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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 type of layer you would like to draw. You have the following options;

  • Line: This option would be good for representing roads or trails on the map
  • Polygon: This option would be good for representing boundaries or areas on the map
  • Square: This option is a quick way to draw a rectangle or square on your map
  • Point: This option allow you do represent one or multiple points on your map
  • Image: this option allows you to overlay an image file on your map









Once you have selected the type of layer you want to draw. You can click anywhere to begin drawing or placing your layer.














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

Layer Options

Visible: Will determine the visibility of the layer

Allow layer toggling: Will determine if stakeholders can toggle this layer on/off when viewing the map

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

Allow Voting: If a 'Select Action' is associated with this layer, you can enable stakeholders to like/dislike this layer

Allow discussions: If a 'Select Action' is associated with this layer, you can enable stakeholders to start a discussion 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 Settings

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

Line Opacity: Change how transparent your layer is

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 Settings 

Fill settings will only be visible for polygon layers

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

Opacity: Change how transparent the inner area your layer is

Invert Fill: This allows you to color the area around the shape you have drawn

Legend Settings

Viewable in legend: show/hide layer name in the legend visible in the bottom right corner of the map

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.

Layer Association

Advanced Settings: The default values here are typically suitable for most projects and often do not need to be changed

Associate Layer: This will allow you to associate stakeholder comments/details with this layer when they leave feedback on or within this layer

With Comments: When on, this will associate their comment with this layer

With Stakeholders: When on, this will associate the stakeholders information when leaving feedback on this layer


Select Actions

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






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