Create a UtiliSync Layer
This article explains how to create a UtiliSync layer.
First, you will need to Create a Layer.
- 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.
- Add a Field Name.
- Select the type of Field.
- Toggle if it is Editable, Visible, and Visible When Shared.
- 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”.
- Input the Value.
- Input the Label.
- The Label can be different from the Value though often they are the same.
- Click Add.
- After you have added the field options that are needed, click Save.
- Click Continue.
- 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.
- In this case, because this is an Outfall layer, I’m going to select “Outfall ID”.
- Then click Save & Continue.
- 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.
- Click on the pin’s card or the arrow to edit it.
- You can change the pin’s Symbol Type, Symbol Size, Image, and can even use a Custom Image.
- Then Save to create your layer!
Success! You have now created a UtiliSync Layer!