Once you have created a catalog, you can create or add layers to it. A layer is a set of partitions of a specific data type, functional property, and structure. You can use layers to segment data based on semantics. For example, in a catalog you can have one layer for road signs and another layer for road topology. You can also use layers to segment data based on version schema. Layers can be overlaid spatially to construct a complete digital map. For more information, see Layers.
When creating a layer, consider what layers you need based on what data you want to ingest and how you want to logically organize that data.
To create a layer using the platform portal:
Define the metadata for the layer by filling in the following fields.
Select a layer type. For information about the layer types, see Layers.
Configure the layer. For more information for configuring each layer type, see:
It may take a few minutes to create the layer. You will see a notification banner when the layer is created, and the layer will appear in the catalog.