The Layers Menu displays all of the basemaps and layers of information available to you in Intterra.  Additionally, you can easily identify which layers and sublayers are turned on or off and add your own data to your view.


  1. Manage Layers: Click to open the menu.
  2. Manage Basemaps: Select the basemap you would like to see in your system from the from the dropdown list and set the opacity using the slider. Click here for info.
  3. List of Layers: Layers that are on have a blue bar on the left-hand side. Your system is configured to have certain layers on when you start. Click on a layer to toggle it on or off.; NOTE: We recommend that you have fewer than ten layers on by default (any more will slow the startup of your system).
  4. Sublayers: Click on the down chevron symbol to the right of the layer name to view sublayers. Your system is configured to have certain sublayers on when you start.
  5. If a sublayer is shaded out: This indicates the layer is not visible at the current zoom level. Also, see Why can't I see a layer that I know I have turned on?
  6. Advanced Settings icon: Click the Advanced button.
  7. Add Layer: Click to add your own map data to your view. See Add Layer Tool for more information.

Advanced Settings

Clicking the Advanced settings button (#6 above) allows you to further customize your view, including setting the opacity of basemaps and layers, sharing layers with others, animating (looping) sublayers, and keeping a layer in all workspaces. 
  1. Export Layers: Click to export data.  See Layer Export Tool for additional information.
  2. Clear Saved Settings: Click to clear user settings and return to the default basemap, layers, and SitStat Monitor settings. See How do I clear user settings?
  3. Add Layer: Click to add your own map data to your view.  See Add Layer Tool.
  4. Layer: Select to make advanced adjustments to a specific layer - opacity, zoom to layer, loop, and more (below).
  5. Exit: Remember to click on the "X" icon when done with Advanced settings.

TIP: Don't miss or ignore Step 5!  You need it to return to regular toggling of layers.  If you forget to exit the Advanced Setting mode, clicking on layers will not toggle them off and on, but will open and close the layer settings.

Advanced Layer Settings

Clicking on a layer when in the Advanced settings mode provides access to advanced settings and tools, including the ability to loop (animate) sublayers. 
  1. Layer Source: Displays the URL for the layer.
  2. Layer Opacity: Move the slider to adjust.
  3. Keep in all workplaces: Check this box to make this layer available in all workspaces. See How do I add a layer from another workspace? for more information.
  4. Delete Layer: Lets you eliminate a layer that you do not want to see in the current login session.  NOTE: This allows you to manage what layers you see in your current workspace.
  5. Zoom to Extent: Zoom to the location of the layer.
  6. Animation Settings: Click to open or hide.  Provides control over the parameters for animating two or more selected sublayers.  This works best with layers with multiple sublayers in view.
  7. Start on: Select the sublayer you want to start the animation.
  8. End on: Select the sublayer you want to end the animation.
  9. Frames/sec: Make a selection to adjust the animation speed.
  10. Play Animation: Click to start the animation (loop).