Layer appearance can be adjusted in Layer Properties.

  1. Double click on the layer to open Layer Properties.
  2. Click on the colored square.
  3. Appearance dialog will open with three tabs: Style, Label, and Levels



In Style tab, it is possible to set visual settings: colors, symbology, line width, hatch patterns.

The color can be chosen using a color diagram or by inserting HEX color code.

Point Layers

For the point layers, it is possible to add predefined symbols, upload existing symbols or create a custom symbol. Uploaded symbols can’t be resized in the cloud, so we suggest using icons with size from 30 to 50 pixels.


  1. Browse – find a symbol uploaded in File System.
  2. Custom – set a custom symbol.
  3. Clear – clear symbology.
  4. Overlap – depending on the overlap, the level different number of the symbols will be displayed on the certain zoom level.
    1. Avoid symbol overlapping is the fastest method.
    2. Optimized
    3. Show all symbols but it may affect performance.
  5. Clustering – system groups a densely points into the one point, depending of the zoom level.
  6. Predefined icons select from the dropdown menu predefined icons, their size, and color.

Line Layers


For the line layers it is possible to set:

    • Line Color
    • Border Color
    • Line width
    • Dashed line – specify the dash setting. It takes an array of numbers. Numbers are specifying the sequence of dash/space/dash/space etc. When finished the sequence repeats itself to the end of the line.


  • Some examples:
    • Dashed line set to 5 – a basic setting that will result in a dashed line where both the dashes and spaces are 5 pixels in size.
    • Dashed line set to 1,2 – a setting that will result in a dotted line where the dashes are 1 pixel in size and the spaces are 2 pixels.
    • Dashed line set to 2,3 – another dashed line but with small dashes.
    • Dashed line set to 5,5,2,2 – a setting where the first dash is five pixels, then a space of five pixels, then a dash of two pixels, then a space of two pixels, then the sequence starts again.

Polygon Layers

For polygon layers it is possible to adjust inner color, border color, border width, dashed line for the border and hatch. Hatch pattern can be taken from one of the available predefined symbols or it can be uploaded to File manager as jpg. or .png file. The optimal size for icons uploaded for hatch pattern is around 50×50 pixels.

  1. Color – inner color of the polygon
  2. Border color – color of the border
  3. Border width – define width of the border
  4. Dashed line – define a custom patern of the border line
  5. Hatch – upload an icon which will populate the polygons
  6. Predefined symbols – select an icon which will populate the polygons
  7. Hatch color – define the color of the predefined icon which will populate the polygons
  8. Size – define the size of the predefined symbol which will populate the field. Note that manualy uploaded hatch icons can’t be resized.


Raster Layers

In Style tab for raster layers it is possible to rescale the input pixels from the source range to the destination range. Each raster has an input range of colors. The range has values between 0 and 255 where each value represents one color. It is possible to change the range of colors in the raster by changing the values in the destination range.

It is also possible to change the output format for the raster on the map. This option is usually used when the black edges in rasters are removed. Click here for detailed instructions.


Label tab

Permanent labels are always visible on the map. Label displays feature’s attribute data. It is possible to adjust position, fonts, colors, and placement. Labels are scaled depending on the zoom level depending on the density of the features.

Click here for a quick video tutorial.


  1. Under the Label dropdown select a column you want to display as a label.
  2. Optionally set Placement, Margin, Font, Font Size and Color and Outline Color.
  • Placement – defines the position of the label in relation to the feature’s geometry. Dx and dy define offset in pixels: dx – left and right, dy – up and down.
  • Margin – defines offset between labels in pixels.
  • Font – defines the font of the label
  • Font Size – defines the font size of the label
  • Color – defines the fill color of the label.
  • Outline Color defines the outline color of the label.

Note: For a line layer from the Text dropdown select a column you want to display as a label.

Levels tab

It is possible to set a range when the geometry will be visible. Current zoom level is written in the box on the right side.
Click here for a quick video tutorial.

Manage Classes

You can modify the display of a layer based on values of its attributes. Operations can be performed based on distinct or continuous values.


  1. You can manually set a expression or add a label which will be displayed in the Layer List.
  2. Set category visibility.
  3. Hold the mouse button to drag the expression to a different position.
  4. Select Appearance to change the defined color.
  5. Remove or add expressions.


See also:

Tutorial 2: Classification and appearance settings