Shared maps allow you to embed Mapsly into an external webpage using an iFrame. Shared maps address a variety of use scenarios described here.

To use Shared maps for the, you need to activate the Shared maps add-on (see its pricing on Mapsly pricing page) by going to Setup -> Shared maps and turning the add-on switch ON.

To create your first shared map, follow these steps:

1- Create a user profile for shared maps

For each shared map, you'll need to assign a Mapsly user whose permissions and settings will be used to determine how your shared map will look, to which data a visitor will have access and which Mapsly features will be enabled on it.

For security reasons, the Administrator and Standard user profiles that come with Mapsly out-of-the-box cannot be used with shared maps, so - if you haven't done this already - create a new user profile and select For shared maps in the New user profile popup.

In the user profile settings, grant access to data that your visitors will need to access when using a shared map, and turn ON the Mapsly features that need to be enabled.

NOTE 1. Routing and Prospecting are NOT available on shared maps, as they require an authenticated user.

NOTE 2. By default, the following features are disabled for use with shared maps on your Mapsly account and can be activated by request to Mapsly support:

  • editing data: Modify-level access to your data,

  • Layers pane: seeing object layers and their dynamic map layers and showing/hiding them

  • Table view: viewing data in the tabular format.

2- Create a Mapsly user for shared maps

Once you have the user profile for shared maps, create a Mapsly user with it by pressing the + button in Setup -> Users:

You may enter any password, because it'll never be used.

3- Create necessary map layer(s)

Create one or multiple layers, that will limit the data shown on the shared map. If you'd the dataset on the shared map to dynamically adjust based on URL parameters, use URL parameters in your map layers.

4- Decide on the search filter

If you'd like to use a search filter with your shared map, create one and assign to the shared map user.

5- Log in as the shared map user to adjust how map will look

When logged in as the shared map user, adjust:

  • Map properties: which fields to show in the map marker's label, on-hover label and in the map popup;

  • Map rendering parameters: clustering settings.

  • Default layer’s and territories: turn ON the layers and territories they the shared map visitors will need, while hiding the others.

  • If you've enabled List view for the shared map user, adjust its properties.

6- Create a shared map

Create a shared map by going to Setup -> Shared maps, pressing the + button and filling in the Shared map configuration settings.

[This article is still under construction and will be improved in the coming days.]

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