Create a UtiliSync Layer

This article explains how to create a UtiliSync layer.


First, you will need to Create a Layer.

  1. Click Add Field. This is an optional field and not required to create the layer.
    • UtiliSync Fields are values that are saved for each site. Some common values are project name, address, and status. This will allow a part of your form to prepopulate upon starting a new form.
  2. Add a Field Name.
  3. Select the type of Field.
    • Text
    • Date
    • Number
  4. Toggle if it is Editable, Visible, and Visible When Shared.
  5. If you want you can add Field Options.
    • Field Options allow users to select from a dropdown instead of having to enter the information manually. For example, a “Status” field option might include the options “Compliant”, “Action Required”, and “Finaled”.
  6. Input the Value.
  7. Input the Label.
    • The Label can be different from the Value though often they are the same.
  8. Click Add.
  9. After you have added the field options that are needed, click Save.
  10. Click Continue.
  11. This is if you want to set a Reference Field. This is an optional field and not required to create the layer. Select the field that your users will see to identify the GIS feature. For a "Construction Site" layer you would like, choose the "Project Name" field. For a "Manhole" layer you would like, choose the "Manhole ID" field.
  12. In this case, because this is an Outfall layer, I’m going to select “Outfall ID”.
  13. Then click Save & Continue.
  14. Select if you want to: Show one symbol for all features, Show Multiple Symbols (Value), or Show Multiple Symbols (Value Range).
    • If you select Show Multiple Symbols (Value), you will be able to select one of the UtiliSync Fields you set up. If you set up a Status Field that had “Compliant”, “Action Required”, or “Finaled” set as Field Options, then you will have a different colored pin for each option you created for your layer.
  15. Click on the pin’s card or the arrow to edit it.
  16. You can change the pin’s Symbol Type, Symbol Size, Image, and can even use a Custom Image.
  17. Then Save to create your layer!

Success! You have now created a UtiliSync Layer!