Reorder and group layers in a map

Overview of the Order and groups interface

You can reorder your layers and group some of them together.

  • Reordering layers can be handy, for instance if some of your layers are more important or demanded as others. You can thus move the most important and/or demanded layers at the very beginning of the list of layers, so that they can be found more easily.
  • Grouping layers can also come in handy. For example, you might want to display different layers on your map but that need to be displayed together to be really relevant. If you group these layers, you make them stick together: or they’re all displayed at the same time, or they’re all hidden.

Order and groups management actions are made from the Order and groups interface. This interface is accessible from the Map Builder menu displayed at the very top of the map.

Zoom on the Map Builder menu where the link to Orders and Groups is

The interface of Order and Groups is composed of:

  • Group button, to group layers
  • Split button, to split groups
  • a switch button, whether you want to be able to see several layers on your map (Multilayer) or just one at a time (Monolayer)
  • the complete list of the layers of your map, with the following action buttons:
    • a checkbox to select a layer, useful to group layers or split groups
    • icon-hide to make a layer visible or not
    • icon-move to move a layer when reordering
Overview of the Order and groups interface

Group layers

Screenshot of the Order and groups interface, when layers are selected to be grouped
  1. Tick the boxes of the layers you want to group together.
  2. Click on the Group button.
  3. Click on the Apply button for your changes to be taken into account.

Split groups of layers

Screenshot of the Order and groups interface, when grouped layers are selected to be split
  1. Tick the box of the group you want to split.
  2. Click on the Split button.
  3. Click on the Apply button for your changes to be taken into account.