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

Custom KML Layer Management allows you to create and manage your KML layers.  KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, and is a way to add another layer of data to your maps.
 
From DOmedia's homepage, you can find the tab located under 'Mapping' simply move your cursor over Mapping and click on 'Custom KML Layer Management'.


Create New KML Layer
To create a new KML layer, click on 'Create New KML Layer' in the navigation bar at top of the screen.




On the 'Create New KML Layer' page, you can give the layer a name that helps identify the content (e.g. Chicago CAT bus stops, DDOT bus routes, NYC subway, etc.), and select a Client if applicable. Afterwards, 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, you should see the message appear on top of your screen. You can click 'Edit' to edit the name of the KML file at any time, and if you do not need the layer anymore, simply click '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, hover over Mapping, click on 'Map Management', and then click 'Create New Map'.

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

Once you have created a map, you will need to click 'Edit' next to that map, in order to assign the KML layer.

After you open the Edit Map page, you can scroll down and find 'Custom KML Layers'. Here, you can select up to 5 KML layers for a map. To do so, click on the name of the KML layer you want to add and click 'Add Selected'. Then, click 'Save'.



After the map has been successfully updated, you should see a success message appear.

You can view the KML layer on the map by clicking 'Map'.

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