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In this guide we will show you how to create a new map and layer in Azimap and upload/Attach images to plotted locations to create a Picture map.

Use Azimap to create a picture map of all the wonderful attractions in your town! For this tutorial we are going to create a tourist map of Edinburgh. Our final sample  Edinburgh Tourist Map

Images used in tutorial available at: images.zip

Time to complete: 20 mins. (depending on data being captured)

Step 1 - Click on Maps section and create NEW map

Name your new map and save

Step 2 - Create new layer and add to the Map

When you try to load a map without any layers attached you get the below window

Choose the create / Import button (This is accessible on the map using the gears button on the layer tree view

Choose New layer

Give your new layer a name - perhaps 'touristlayer'

Optional settings are:

  • Description
  • Layer Type (defaults to Azimap DB Layer - allows for connecting External WMS, ArcgGis Cache/ Rest services
  • Coordinate System ID - Default is fine, however if you want you can search for your local projection system (British grid for Edinburgh)
  • Choose a layer type: Point, line, polygon - default is the point which is correct for this map
  • Set map Read only or Read/ Write - Default Read/Write
  • Active - make layer usable on creation - Default true.
  • Apply default style to the layer - for this tutorial the 'default 'point' style is fine


After saving the ADD ATTRIBUTE button should appear, please click It.

Give your attribute a name 'Attraction'

Set it to type 'text'

Max length to be left blank

Attribute editable left at default true

Attribute required left at default false (if set to true this will insist that this field is entered before a user can save a feature)

Click ADD to add the new table entry - this will create the new column in your database table.

Click SAVE/UPDATE and close the layer config screen

Step 3 – Configure the popup

Click on the gears symbol on the layer tree view and select the layer config option 

The dropdown includes options for:

  •          Zoom to current layer 
  •          Create new/ import layer
  •          Add existing layer
  •          Change map layer config
  •          Change layer definition
  •          Delete layer from map

Click the CLICK/ UPDATE OPTIONS button to edit click hover attributes

Full explanation of this window can be found in the manual.

Deselect all click options except the ‘Attraction’ click

Click OK and SAVE

Step 4 – Draw your feature

Utilise the search address box in the top left to find your location, for us its ‘Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’

Use the draw points (four crosses) tool to place a feature

After placing the point a side panel will come in to allow you to enter attribute details

Enter your data and click SAVE

Step 5 – Attach images to features

Select the just drawn feature using the select tool

After selection click the camera  to attach images

You can drag and drop images into the side panel

Click UPLOAD to attach the images

Images can be removed after upload using the delete button in each image

Click on the feature to view the attached images in the popup

Images can be clicked for a lightbox view of the images

Step 6 - Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each feature

Thanks for reading the guide, go add some pictures to your maps

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

Author: David McQuillan

Published Date:  11/05/17 

An example of our map as created with this tutorial is available at Edinburgh Tourist Map