Note: To upload your shapefiles as a layer, make sure that all of your relevant shapefiles are in one .zip file. Then, complete steps 1-5 below using that .zip file.

Uploading a document and getting it on the map as a layer is easy. Here's what you do:

1. Click on the Layers tab.

2. Select the plus in the right corner of the Layers tab.

3. Choose which file you want to upload.

4. Click Upload in the lower right.

5. Click on the purple Layers button on the file you want to upload.

6. Your layer will take a little bit of time to be prepared. Once it is, your file will be automatically placed on the map (if it's georeferenced), or you'll manually stake it into position. Here, we'll show how to stake a layer.

Place the first stake that appears on the screen in the correct location on the map (on the left half of the screen), and the corresponding location on the file (on the right). You can set latitude and longitude for the point on the map if you'd like.

7. Place corresponding stakes on at least two more points on both the map and file. Points on the map and file should be in the same position, and you can tell this via the numbers on each stake. Stake 1 should be in the same place on both sides, as should 2 and 3.

8. Click Save in the lower right.

9. Preview and change the color of the layer from this screen.

10. Click Save in the lower right again to complete your layer.

Here's what it looks like on the map.

To learn how to turn your layer on or off, see this article.

If you run into any issues or have any questions, please reach out to us at support@unearthlabs.com

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