Creating a new boundary layer

How to create a boundary layer on Locale

πŸ“How to add your own layer on Locale?

  • Click on the Layers catalog section under the Data Catalogue section in the navigation bar on the home screen.

  • Once the window opens up, click on the CREATE button on the top right corner to get started

  • Drag and drop or search for the required file from your computer. The format of the file should be:

    • GeoJSON

    • KML

To create your own file, check this out:

pageHow to create your own overlay file?

✨Note: These files should contain an ID and name. That is every polygon/point must have a unique ID and a name that will be visible when we layer is added.

  • Once you upload the file, we have to fill the following details in order to create the layer.

  • The required fields are:

    • Layer name: This is the name given to the layer by the user. By default, it is the same as the file's name. For example, it could be named as NewYork Boundaries, London Bays and so on.

    • Layer Geo Type: The user has to choose the type of the layer. We can choose between:

      • Polygon/Multipolygon

      • Point/Multipoint

    • Area Name Column: This is the name of the column in your file where all the names of the polygons/points are listed. The names of these polygons/points will be shown when the user hovers over the polygon. In the image the polygon selected is named "A".

    • Unique ID Column: This is the name of the column in your file where the unique of ID of the polygons are listed.

✨Note: You can also autogenerate the unique IDs on Locale without adding an extra column.

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