How to import a map?

Add New Layer

Importing your own map in Esri SHAPE format start with selecting the Add new layer button.

Layer Type From Shape

Select From Shape and select your map in SHAPE format (extension shp).
E-Maps is designed to work with WGS84 format (other projections may work).
The base files for the map should have a project file (extension .prj) too.

Click Next.

Layer Options

Style the layer by selecting Area style


The Layer Style dialog appears and the border and fill style can be set.

By clicking on the colored boxes, you can set the color.


For transparency settings, click the More>> button.


The Alpha value defines the transparancy.

Click OK to set the color.

Select from SHP

Click Finish to display the layer on the map.