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CREATE CUSTOM MAPS

There are several options for creating customized maps in DisasterAWARE, including the ability to:

  • Customize your background base map

  • Import and display your own data layers

  • Combine multiple layers into one map

  • Add drawings, images, and text to your map

You can also upload and share content from outside sources including PDF map products, situation reports (SitReps), and other critical data to support informed decision making during a major disaster response event. Contact response@pdc.org for assistance with uploading files, or refer to the section on System Administration.

Change your default background map

DisasterAWARE comes with a variety of background maps that you can choose from. Below are just a few examples.

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Layers Icon from toolbar Click the Layers panel on the left toolbar and open the Background Map Layers folder. Check the option for the map theme you’d like to have displayed as your background map.

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