Add Custom Layers

custom layers

The Add Custom Layers section under Map Display allows a user to import shapefiles into AbaData 2.0 to be displayed on the map.

Custom Layers Menu

Custom Layers Menu

In order to bring in a shapefile, it will have to be in a zipped format.  The following link will provide more details about the requirements for formatting a shapefile.

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/reference/shapefiles.htm

By clicking the Choose File button you can browse to the zip file and import it into AbaData 2.0.  It will then show up in the Custom Layers menu.

Custom Layer examples

Once a layer has been imported, it can be viewed on the map and when selected the attribute data will be displayed. The image below shows Shapefiles of WCSB Coalfields as well as kimberlite pipe locations.

Custom Layers

Custom Layers

It is important to note that Custom Layers are temporary and will disappear when the user is logged out.