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Last updated: 04/07/2019 11:58:24

1. To get started, click on the Create New Layer button.

2. This will open the Create Layer Pop-up.  Select Import Layer and click Next to continue.

3. A new pop-up will open the Import Layer Window.  To import a new Layer you have two options.  Files can either be dragged and dropped into the box or you can click the box and select the file or files you wish to import using your computer's file browser.  Compatible file types include:

  • ShapeFiles
  • CSV files
  • TAB files
  • KML files
  • GeoTIFF files

Note: it is possible to import multiple files and file types at anyone time.  Simply, drag or select all the Layers you wish to import and they will appear one by one in the Import Layer Window below.

4. When certain files types are imported, such as ShapeFiles, all the processing of the Layer is handled automatically by Azimap with no configuration required.  This can be seen in the example below.

5. However, certain file types, such as KML or TAB files, may require some additional configuration before they can be imported.  As seen below, when a file is imported that requires configuration, under Option you will notice a new button, Configure.

6. If you click on the Configure button, a pop-up window will open.  This will ask you to select the Feature Type for the Layer(s) you are importing.  Once you have selected the Feature Type, click the Close button to confirm the change.

7. When uploading files into Azimap, it is possible to alter the Map Display Projection before importing your Layer(s).  To do this, you need to click on the projection next to the name of the Layer you wish to alter.  This will open a new pop-up window.  To search for a new Map Display Projection, you simply need to enter the projection number into the search box and select the correct projection from the drop down list.  This will confirm the change.  N.B. Once imported, it will not be possible to change the Map Display Projection for your Layer.

8. The name of any files you upload to Azimap can also be changed before they are imported.  To do this, you need to click in the name box and type in a new name for the Layer you would like to import.  Any names changes you make will appear in the Layer Portal once the Layer has been imported.

9. If you upload the wrong file into the Import Layer Window, you can remove it before importing by clicking on the button next to the Layer you wish to delete.  Alternatively, if you wish to remove all the Layers you have uploaded into the Layer Import Window, simply click on the Reset button to remove all the Layers.

10. When you are happy with the configuration of your Layer(s), press the Import button.  This will start the conversion process to turn the files into usable Layers.

11. Once the conversion process is complete, you will be presented with the pop-up below.  You can now choose from two options for your imported Layer:

  • Place Layer on New Map - to place a Layer on a new Map, simply enter a name for the new Map you wish to create and click the Yes button.  This will take you straight to your new Map with your imported Layer(s) visible on it.  Your imported Layer(s) will now appear in the Layer Portal and your new Map will appear in the Map Portal.
  • Do not Place Layer on a Map - if you wish to just import you Layer(s) and not place them on any Map, simply click the No button.  This will close the pop-up and your imported Layer(s) will now appear in the Layer Portal.  You will now be able to place your imported Layer(s) on to any of your existing Maps.  For further information on how to do this, please refer to the Select Map Layers section of the user guide.

Note: Keep in mind that some file types will require additional configure information and/or the ESPG projection to be entered manually before they can be imported.