To export a single overlay/folder to a GeoJSON file, you must be logged in to a Pro account. To learn how to upgrade, visit this link: How to upgrade to a Pro accountTo learn how to export all of a map's overlays, including attribute data, visit this link instead: Export a list of map/attribute data to a GeoJSON fileTo learn how to export all of a map's overlays, not including attribute data, visit this link instead: Export map data to a GeoJSON file - "Menu > Save GeoJSON"
Description and example of a GeoJSON file
GeoJSON is a file format for displaying geospatial data in online maps.
A GeoJSON file contains annotated geographic data in a JSON-based format.
Note: The colors of lines and shapes (polygons, etc.) are not saved in a GeoJSON file.
An example use for a GeoJSON file is: you can transfer the data for a marker location from Scribble Maps into ArcGIS (Esri).
Types of overlays
- Can be exported.
- Can't be exported.
- Can be partially exported.
When you export a single overlay/folder, you can export the GeoJSON data for these overlay types:
- Shapes - Rectangle, Circle, Polygon.
- Lines - Freeform line, Straight line, Precise curved line, Flight line.
- Markers.The data won't be usable for these overlay types:
- Isometric shapes.
- Image overlays.For Labels, the location will be exported to GeoJSON as a marker.The "name" and "description" data will be attributes.For Dimension lines, the dimension components won't be exported to GeoJSON.Only the straight line component will be exported.
Export the GeoJSON data
- (Optional) If the Layers Panel isn't open on the right side of the browser window, click the vertical bar.
- Find the overlay/folder's row.
- Click on the Three Dots Icon.
A pop-up menu will appear.
- Click to select "Export GeoJSON".
You will see the data displayed in the "GEOJSON" window.
- Click the button: "DOWNLOAD FILE".
- You will see the downloaded file in your browser. The file's default location will usually be your computer’s "Downloads" folder. The file’s:
- Type will be: "GEOJSON".
- Name will be: "Overlay.geojson".
- (Optional) You can quickly view the GeoJSON data if you open the file by using text editor software. For example:
- Notepad on Windows systems.
- TextEdit on Mac systems.