Your Geospace

Map Creator offers the possibility to visualize your own geo files within a tool called “Your Geospace”. At the moment the following formats are supported:

  • GeoJson
  • KML
  • GPX
  • CSV

1 GPX traces and waypoints

Uploading GPX files is a prominent use case to visualize your personally collected data. You can upload traces and waypoints and use a couple of functionalities within the tool to customize your data.  To do so follow the steps as described below:

1) Activate GPX data from the Map Creator repository by clicking on the check box “GPX traces” under “Support layers” within the “Edit toolbar”.

Fig.: Activate the “GPX traces” layer


2) Click on the “Your Geospace” button to open the functionality.

Fig.: “Your Geospace” functionality


3) Choose a file or drag and drop a file from your local drive into the “Your Geospace” panel.

Fig.: Uploading a GPX file via drag and drop


4) The “Your Geospace” editing panel will show up with the following information:

  • GPX map display (Nr.1)
    • Your GPX trace and waypoints are displayed as lines and dots on the map.
    • Click on a GPX trace or waypoint to get additional information about your GPX data (e.g. name, time, …).
  • File information (Nr.2)
    • The File information gives more details about your GPX trace (name, size, number of objects, …).
  • Set viewport to data (Nr.3)
    • When clicking on the eye icon then your GPX data will be centered on the map.
  • Remove (Nr.4)
    • When clicking on the trashcan icon then you can remove your GPX data from “Your Geospace”.
    • This option guarantees that your GPX data cannot be seen by other user.
  • Share (Nr.5)
    • When clicking on share you agree to save your GPX data to the Map Creator repository.
    • This option makes your GPX data also visible for other users.
  • Add more files (Nr.6a and 6b)
    • You can upload more files when clicking the “+” icon, “Choose file” or “Drag and drop more files”.
  • Remove all (Nr.7)
    • Click on “remove all” to remove multiple selected GPX files.
  • Manage objects (Nr.8)
    • When clicking on the table icon you are opening a chart with the full information of your GPX data.
    • If you are working with two monitors then you can move the chart to one of them and get a clear overview.
    • The chart is customizable with the following options:
      • Drop downs – Sort, hide or pin your GPX data. (Nr.8a)
      • Book icon – Enable or disable the chart columns. (Nr.8b)
      • Map label – Choose an option (e.g. name) to label your GPX data on the map. (Nr.8c)
      • Select object – Activate the check mark to select an object and the activated object will also be highlighted by a blue flashing circle in the map. (Nr.8d)
      • Zoom to selected – Click on the button to zoom to the selected object which will be displayed in the center of the map. (Nr.8f)
Fig.: “Your Geospace” editing panel


Fig.: “Manage objects” data chart (click to enlarge image)


5) Use your GPX data to add roads, places and/or house numbers