Creating a New Project

You can create a new project from the Dashboard or from the Projects section.

To create a new project:

  1. Click on Create a new project.

  2. Complete the project settings.

Project settings


Enter a name for your new project. As with other JMap Cloud resources, the name does not need to be unique. Press the French button if you want to give the project name in another language (English or Spanish).

Default language

Among the available languages, select the one that will be used by default when the requested language is not available or translations are missing.



Select the map reference coordinate system. It determines how data is displayed in map applications. All data using a different projection is converted on the fly to that projection. The default CRS in JMap Cloud is EPSG:3857 - WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator, the most common for web mapping applications.

Map unit

Select the map unit. The mapping unit is automatically selected based on the selected CRS.

Display unit

Select the unit used to display map coordinates.

Measurement CRS

Select the coordinate reference system that will be used for calculating measurements. The default CRS is EPSG:4326 - WGS 84, latitude/longitude coordinate system used by global positioning systems (GPS). Distance and area measurements are made using spherical calculations based on the ellipsoid of the projection.

Measurement unit

Unit used to display measurements (distance, area, etc.).

Background color

Default background color of the map.

Selection color

Color of selected objects on the map. This parameter can also be defined for each layer.

Initial rotation

If you want to print a rotation to the map, enter the rotation value in degrees. The rotation is clockwise.


Optional. Enter a description for the new project. This is useful for project management purposes.


Optional. Add tags that can be used to sort or filter projects. You can create them by writing the text in the range. Once created, they are available for use in all resources (SDS, projects, layers). They appear when you enter label terms.

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