Layers are sets of data captured in a search and visually displayed on your map. Any mappable record (contains an address) that can be searched for can be included on a Layer. You can toggle your Layers on and off, which lets you compare only relevant information. To differentiate your Layers, you can also customise the icons, or use the heatmap or cluster format.


Customising your Map Layers


First, go to Maps, which you can find in the main navigation bar at the top of the screen. 


Next Select the Map Layers Icon (1), and click Add Layer (2).


You will be able to choose from three different types of layers - Custom Marker, Heat Map and Cluster Map.

 



4. To choose which records are plotted on the map with your layer, use the main search area at the top to run your search.

After running your search, the map will populate with resulting records. For more on searching, click here.


5. Click the Layer name to edit it.


6. Select Map Marker Type. Choose from Marker, Heat and Cluster (refer to GIF above for differences).


Heat and Cluster types do not have additional settings. But if you were to choose the Marker type, you will be able to customise your Layer Marker Icon:


7. Select Layer Marker Icon. There are over 200 icons you can choose from!


8. Select Layer Marker Icon Colour. Choose your colour in the pop up, you can also type in a Hex code.


9. Select Background Shape. Choose between a square and circle. The first white square is a transparent background option. 


10. Select Background Colour. Choose your colour in the pop up. You can even type in a Hex code to match your markers to corporate colours.


11. Click Apply.


12. Click Save. Clicking the save is very important. Failure to do so will result in your changes not being saved. 



After your map layer has been saved it can be selected or deselected to be displayed alongside other map layers.


Click the checkbox (13) to toggle visibility.


These layers represent certain searches in the system. Using layers, you will be able to save and display searches across multiple entities simultaneously on the same map. These layers are also automatically updated if a new record happens to belong to your search.


NOTE: You can also edit existing Layers by clicking the edit button (14).

Want to see steps for how to add a Project map? Have a look at this article here.