In last month’s edition of Map Mavin Methods, we covered Users, Admins and the sign up process. Map Mavin is Apollo Mapping’s soon-to-launch web mapping platform that allows users to upload, store, view, edit and share spatial files with anyone in the world. With Map Mavin, a group of users spread across different timezones can all view the same map, edit it and send chat comments to each other all in real-time. With Map Mavin’s beta release here, we are excited to provide you with another overview of some of the features that will be available to our users.
In this month’s Map Mavin Methods, we will guide you through the processing of uploading files onto the online platform. With Map Mavin, the process for uploading data to be used in your web maps is simple, flexible and fast. Support is currently in place for zipped shapefiles, KML’s and GeoTIFF files.
The Spatial Data Upload Process
Once an Admin or Sub-Admin has logged into Map Mavin, several options are presented along the left-side of the screen. For uploading files, select the “My Data Layers & Folders” tab – note that only Admins and Sub-Admins can upload data to Map Mavin, Users can only view web maps shared with them. Opening this tab will bring Admins to a screen with several options, including a list of data layers that have already been uploaded (“My Data Layers”) and metadata about a given layer (“Details”). To upload a new layer, simply click on the “Upload Layer” button in the top left of the white window.
Choose a name for the new spatial layer you wish to create and then select the file you would like to upload by clicking the “Browse” button.
After selecting the file, Map Mavin will automatically load its contents into the platform. Once staged for upload, a brief summary of the components within the zipped file will appear below, with green check marks indicating that each part can be successfully imported. Now click the “Upload” button.
Once the desired file has been uploaded, return to the left side of the screen and select “My Data Layers”. You will now see the uploaded data displayed in the “My Data Layers and Folders” list. From here you can choose to use this layer in one of your web maps, or simply store the file for future use.
With Map Mavin, it really is that easy. Name your file, find it on your computer and click “Upload”. That’s it! Stay tuned to our Map Mavin Methods series for more updates and walkthroughs of the capabilities of our exciting new web mapping platform.
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