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Last updated: 04/07/2019 09:55:25

In this guide we will show you how to import a shape file and create a Thematic Choropleth Thematic Map in just a few clicks.

Time to complete: 10 mins.

Step 1 - Download Files

Required files:  Kilcullen Shp file

Step 2 - Import Layer

Login to your account and Navigate to the Layers page.

Click 'Create New Layer' button.                     

Choose Import Layer from the options

Selected the files or drag and drop onto the import window

All of the settings will be automagically set based on the internal details of the shape file:

These options are:

  • Projection
  • Desired Layer Name

Select Import and wait for completion (should take a few seconds)

Step 3 - Create Map

Upon successful import, a button appears short-cutting adding the layer to  a map (it automatically creates a map for the layer)

This map will have the default style applied - To edit the style click on the legend icon in the layer tree in the top right of the map (circled in red above)

Step 4 - Create New Style

In the styler wizard select the new style button  and choose a name for your style and click save.

Select Polygon Thematic style from the add menu 

Step 5 - Configure Thematic Style

Select the attribute to style the map on from the attribute drop down (for this layer choose zone_orig (this is the planning classifications for the dataset):

  • Choose your colour scheme using the 'Edit' button - Choose from the presets (I chose green to red) or select refine to set your own
  • you can set opacity and stroke options in Tab 1 (setup)
  • Tab 2 - Data range allows you to set individual colours for each entry

Click the 'OK' button and you will be presented with the auto generated rules for the thematic map. Each of the generated rules can be clicked to edit individual settings (but we don't need to for this guide)

Click 'Save' button to apply the style to the layer

Step 6 - Apply Style to Map

Step 7 - Enjoy your New Map 

That's it - Thematic map created in minutes.

I f you haven't signed up yet go to the Azimap website and click register.

Enjoy your new maps and thanks for reading the guide.