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Adding publicly or privately served data layers to a project gives you insight in seconds.

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Importing Esri or WMS Layers

Upload Raster Files as layers (PDF, JPG, PNG)

Upload Vector Files as Layers (GeoJSON, Shapefile, DXF, KML, CSV)

Add Spatial data to your project

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What is a Layer?


A map layer is a database in GIS that contains groups of features representing real-world objects or places like parcels, streets, or postal codes. These features can be points, lines, or areas (polygons). Layers can also include raster images, such as satellite imagery. Each feature in a layer is visually represented and has a link to its attributes stored in a database. In a Geographic Information System, maps are created by combining multiple layers.

All Giraffe projects start with a few layers by default:

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Adding layers


Giraffe allows you to connect to GIS data from any 3rd party source - public or private. You can even use Giraffe to create and host your own data layers. That GIS data is displayed on the map as "Layers.”

Giraffe has curated thousands of public data layers, and you can also add your own.

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

London, UK

London, UK

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Add Layers from the Library