You can add Vector or Raster layer sources to your projects. You can also import 3D data to add more visual clarity.
Import Geospatial data as Layers and 3D data as models.
🦒 In-App Guide
Importing Esri or WMS Layers
Upload Vector Files as Layers (GeoJSON, Shapefile, DXF, KML)
Upload Raster Files as layers (PDF, JPG, PNG)
Existing maps and designs can be added to the map in a Giraffe project for reference, as context or to trace over. The supported file formats are:
There are 2 ways to open the layer upload applet:
Add layer → Create Your own → select layer type
Main menu (☰) → Layers → select layer type
GeoJSON and shape files are easy to import into Giraffe. The data can be added as a data layer or converted into Giraffe features:
To import the data, click
Layers → Create Layer From
The import tool will appear in the right bar. Upload the files and choose to import the contents as features or to create and style a vector data layer.
Upload a file
<aside> 💡 Click Import to Project if you want to add the shapes as polygons in your project rather than creating a layer
Click “save layer” to add the layer to your project.
<aside> ❓ Learn more about How to import DXF files into Giraffe if you wish to preserve geolocation