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Creating Custom map layers using the Custom (Draw in EngagementHQ) option.
Creating Custom map layers using the Custom (Draw in EngagementHQ) option.

Understand how to draw a line, rectangle or other polygon shapes on your Places map to provide additional information.

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Written by Vishwas Prasad
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The Places tool allows you to add custom lines or polygons on your map. If you do not see this feature yet on your Places tool, speak to our support team for this Beta feature to be turned on.

To add a line or a polygon to your places map, first ensure you have activated the Places tool on your project. Read through our article Engage with Places to learn how to activate and setup the Places tool.

Once you have added the Places tool, click on Edit > Add Map Layers to create boundaries and layers for the map.

Click on Add Map Layer button and select Custom (draw in EHQ) from the dropdown.

This will give you the option to draw a custom layer which could be either a line, rectangle or any other polygon shape. An example of drawing a line is shown below:

You can click on the respective layer on the right side to change the color of the layer, opacity and border line width.

You can add multiple polygons and lines in the map, each with it's own settings. Update the remaining fields for your activity, including your Pin Categories and Participation Settings as detailed in the article on Engage with Places.

Contact our support team via chat or email at if you need any further assistance.

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