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See the Map Layers settings for the preferred method to configuring your map in Map Editor. This guide will show you a non-visual way to edit layers
To add a new layer or configure your existing Social Pinpoint layers (project areas)
- Log in to your Social Pinpoint Admin site
- Select the Settings menu to the left (blue Cog icon if collapsed) then select Map Layers
- Follow the guide below to configure the various settings and options.
To upload GeoJSON and Shapefiles please see Project Setup - Upload layers
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Name: Enter a brief one or two word name to describe the Map Layer.
Viewable on map: Tick to make the layer visible on the map (you can leave this unticked if you are using layers purely for reporting purposes)
Comments enabled in this layer: Allow users to drag comments within the layer polygon(s)
Display Only: Users cannot drop pins in this layer.
Enable discussion on this layer: Allow users to start a discussion on this layer through either the layer popup if enabled.
Enable voting on this layer: Allow users to like/dislike discussions that are on this layer.
Line Colour: Set the hex value for the project area outline colour
Line Opacity: 1.0 = opaque, 0.0 = totally transparent
Line Width: pixels
Fill Colour: Set the hex value for the project area fill colour
Fill Opacity: 1.0 = opaque, 0.0 = totally transparent
Layer Order: Higher values will cause this layer to show on top of lower value layers on the map
To add a circular background to a point or symbol set the Fill Colour to the desired background colour and change the Fill Opacity to 1.0
Layer Select Actions - this option is used to set the action to execute if a user clicks on the layer. Options are:
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.
If Select Action Open Information is enabled: 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.
Area info - Enter text to be displayed. Text can be formatted using markdown syntax.
Line Symbol - Select for line styling options (dashed)
Line Symbol Scale - Set the size of the line symbol - sizes 1,2 optimal.
Point Symbol font - Select from the available icons for point styling
Point Symbol Scale - Select for point symbol size - sizes 1,2 optimal
Viewable in legend: show/hide layer Name in the mapping tool legend
Legend Label - Used to give a different name to the layer in the legend. Defaults to layer name otherwise
Legend Stroke Colour - select colour
Legend Fill Colour - select colour
Legend Fill Style - choose for transparent fill, cirle or square
Legend Symbol Font - Choose a custom icon to be shown for the legend entry
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 as configured below
Min Zoom: Minimum map zoom level at which the label is displayed
Max Zoom: Maximum map zoom level at which the label is displayed
Font Size: Sets the font size of the text label
Label font 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 Geometry Feature Labels - Updates the name of uploaded geometry features. The name setting is used as the display label of the feature when viewed on the map or as the Area tag for reporting.
4. Once configured your Map Layers will be shown on the user facing map (click View Site to open).