Mapme provides a powerful feature to add drawings of shapes and lines on your interactive maps.
Drawings are very flexible and can be added to:
- The map overview
- The categories
- Individual locations
Here are some examples that highlight the capabilities of our map drawing feature
Use this guide to learn how to draw shapes and lines on your map
Add drawings to your map
There are 2 ways you can add drawings to your map
- Manually draw on the map using the drawings tools
- Import file with drawings (KML or GPX). Learn more.
To manually draw shapes or lines on the map, open the “Custom map layers” in the relevant context (overview or category, or location)
- Create a new layer
- Give a name to the drawing
- Click on the interactive preview
- Select either the line tool or the shape tool
- Start drawing
If you want to edit your drawings, select the layer with the drawings you would like to edit and then click on the drawing you would like to modify.
If you have many drawings on the map, you might find it helpful to use the button to hide drawings from other layers.
Customizing your drawings style
Customize the color and opacity
You can change the drawing color and opacity using the color selector.
You can only have one color per drawing layer. If you need drawing with different colors, simply create multiple drawing layers.
Advanced line and shape styling
You can customize the style of the lines or shapes using our advanced style editor.
For example, you can customize the line width, shape borders, and a lot more.
Click here to learn more about how to customize line and shape styles using our JSON editor.
By default, your drawings are clickable. However, you can set them to be not interactive.
When a drawing is clickable, the outcome of a click or tap depends on the drawing context:
- Drawings in the overview – the map will go to the overview
- Drawings in categories – the map will open the associated category
- Drawings in locations – the map will open the associated location
Drawing display rules
For each map context, you can choose when your drawings will display.
Map Home Context
Context Selected – the drawings are only visible on the map home
Context Visible – the drawings are always visible.
Context Selected – the drawings are visible only when the category is selected.
Context Visible – the drawings are visible when the category is on the map (map home or category selected).
Context Selected – the drawings are visible only when the location is selected.
Context Visible – the drawings are visible when the location is on the map (map home or category or location selected)
Drawings display order
If you add multiple drawing layers, the drawings will display in the order of the layers. The first layer will display first and therefore the last layers will display on top.
Drawings reference list
If you assign a drawing to multiple categories or locations, you can view a list of all the categories and locations that have been assigned to a drawing.
Connecting Lines Between Markers
Mapme also provides a feature to automatically draw connecting lines between markers. Learn more.