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

 

 

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.

 

 

Style the layer by selecting Area style

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

layer_stylecolor_picker

For transparency settings, click the More>> button.

The Alpha value defines the transparancy.

color_picker_extended

Click Finish to display the layer on the map.

Select from SHP
Select from SHP