How do I create and manage my KML layers (Custom KML Layer Management)?

Custom KML Layer Management is a tool that helps you create and manage KML layers. KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, which allows you to add additional layers of data to your maps.

Begin by clicking on "Map" and then selecting "Layers" from the left-hand menu.

Creating a New KML Layer:

To create a new KML layer, click on "Create New KML Layer" at the top of your dashboard.

Give your layer a name that describes its content, like "Chicago CAT Bus Stops" or "NYC Subway Routes." You can also choose a Client if relevant. Afterward, click on "Choose File" and upload your KML file.

For Zip Code Shading, you can click on the "Zip Code Shading" option, and then enter the Zip Codes along with their relevant values.

When your KML file is successfully uploaded, a confirmation message will appear at the top of the screen. You can edit the file name at any time using the "Edit" option or deactivate the layer by selecting "Disable". The disabled KML layer can be found by clicking "View Disabled KML Layers".

Assigning KML Layer to a Map:

Before you assign the KML layer, you will need to create a map. To create a map, click on "Map" then "Maps" on the left-hand side menu and then select "Create New Map". Once you have created a map, you will need to click "Edit" next to that map, in order to assign the KML layer.

For a detailed walk-through of the steps needed to create a map, click here.

Scroll down to find "Custom KML Layers" on the Edit Map page. You can select up to 5 KML layers for your map. Click the name of the desired layer and click "Add Selected". Don't forget to click "Save" to finalize your changes.

While viewing your map, click the "Display" tab to expand the "Custom KML layers" box. Select the ones you created. The layers will be displayed based on your inputs on your map.