Clicking on Add Layer in either the Manage Layers or Add Features and Layers Menus provides ways to add map data to your own session in Intterra and if desired share it with all users.  You may have a favorite online map service that is not in Intterra; or you may be provided with a GIS and KML export of a fire line; or you may want to access and edit ArcGIS Online (AGOL) data in the context of Intterra. 

Once added, the layer will be visible and can be managed like other layers in the Manage Layers Menu.

NOTE: This layer is NOT visible to others.  See Copy to the Map if you want to add the data to an editable layer in Intterra.


  1. Add a published service (ArcGIS RESTful service, OGC compliant KML service, Web Map Service file). 
  2. Add files from your device (zipped local shapefiles and OGC compliant KML or KMZ files).
  3. Add a layer from AGOL (this requires AGOL organizational credentials to login).


To add a published service:
  1. Type (or copy and paste) the file location in the layer url box.
  2. In the layer name box, type a short name for the layer (this name will appear in the Manage Layers Menu's data layers list).  
  3. Intterra will check the service type and you will see a black check mark show up next to one of the options under the gray Add button.  Adjust the file type, if needed, by moving the check mark to the file type that matches your file.
  4. Select the gray Add button.
To add a local zipped shapefile:
  1. Select the blue-rimmed Browse button.
  2. Locate and select the file(s).
  3. Select the gray Add button.
NOTE: Zipped shapefiles will not successfully load if: 
  1. The file exceeds a 10MB limit on any uploads from the Add Layer tool. That can equate to many different feature counts depending on the type of data and how many attributes the table houses.
  2. The zipped contains multiple shapefiles. 
NOTE: KML and KMZ files will not successfully load if:
  1. The file not OGC compliant.  
  2. The file name contains a space.
  3. The file name is the same as a layer already loaded.

NOTE: If you have trouble loading from you local machine, This FAQ may help.