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Add a shape layer

  1. On the
    Map Settings
    screen, in the
    Shape Layers
    section, click
    Add Shape Layer
  2. On the
    Add Shape Layer
    window, click
  3. Browse to select the shape file on your system.
    If your shape file cannot be loaded, Validate your shape file using QGIS.
  4. Select a shape layer name from the
    Shape Display Name
    pull-down menu. The values in this menu are attributes in the shape file that can be used as the shape display name when the shape layer is displayed on the map.
  5. In the
    field, enter a name for the shape layer.
  6. Optionally, select the check box to make the new shape selectable.
    When creating an alert or alert template, a shape layer that is marked as selectable appears in the Select Predefined Locations list and in the Show Layers panel on the publisher map. If the layer is not selectable, it appears in the Show Layers pop-up, but does not appear in the Select Predefined Locations. Shapes that are not selectable cannot be selected on the map or used for targeting.
  7. Select a color from the list. The default is red.
  8. Optionally, select to enable the
    Create User Attribute
    option. When this option is selected, the
    field appears. This field is prepopulated with the name of the shape layer, but can be edited. By default, the new attribute is a multi-select picklist. The values of the attribute match the names of the shapes in the shape file. The name for the attribute must be unique in the organization.
    Once a user attribute is created from a shape layer, it cannot be deleted and no other user attributes can be associated with the shape layer.
    Go to
    User Attributes
    Page Layout
    to update the new attribute so that it is visible in user profiles. When the attribute is visible, users can subscribe to it as a location of interest from Self Service or in their user profile in the
    BlackBerry AtHoc
    management system. Users who subscribe to a location can be targeted in alerts impacting that location on the live and publisher maps.
  9. Click
    . You are returned to the Map Settings screen.
  10. Optionally, to edit an existing shape layer, click The Edit icon. The Update Shape Layer dialog opens. You can update the shape layer name, display color, and selectability status. Click
    to save your changes and return to the Map Settings screen.
  11. Optionally, click and drag The Drag icon to define the order in which the shape layers are listed on the live and publisher maps.
  12. Click