Add Features to a Layer

Add a point feature to a layer

A layer that is able to be edited will have the Add Feature button available.

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  1. Click the Add Feature button next to the layer that is to get the new feature. The Drawing Geometry dialog will open at the top of the map.
  2. Click on the map to add your point feature.
  3. Click the Accept Feature button to keep the geometry. Click the Cancel Feature button to remove the added feature.
  4. After the feature is accepted, the Edit Attributes window will open. Fill out the fields, or select values from the dropdowns to add attribute values.
  5. Click the Save button at the bottom of the form to save the feature to the layer.
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Note: To delete a feature, click on the feature to be removed, and select the Delete Feature button. Select Yes to confirm.

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Add a line to a layer

A line layer consists of lines that represent features such as roads, powerlines, waterways, etc.

  1. Click the Add Feature button next to the layer that will get the new feature. The Drawing Geometry dialog will open at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the map to begin drawing the linear feature. Click additional points to add all of the required vertices. Double-click the last vertex to finish drawing the line.
  3. Click the Accept Feature button to add the geometries to the layer.
  4. After accepting the feature, populate the attributes in the Edit Attributes window with any required information.
  5. Click the Save button to save your changes.
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Note: To add a multi-line feature, select the Add Geometry button.

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Add a polygon feature to a layer

Polygons can be used to represent many different features, including buildings, bodies of water, hazardous areas, etc. A simple polygon layer has a single polygon per feature.

  1. Click the Add Feature button. The Drawing Geometry dialog will open at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the map to begin adding the polygon. Continue to click to add all of the vertices. To finalize the polygon, close the geometry by clicking on the first vertex again.
  3. Click the Right Angles button to create right angle corners on your polygon.
  4. Click the Accept Feature button to add the geometries to the layer.
  5. After accepting the feature, populate the attributes in the Edit Attributes window with any required information.
  6. Click the Save button to save your changes.
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Note: To add a multi-line feature, select the Add Geometry button.

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