Feature Types


In OnePlace, data can be displayed on a map in several different ways. There are two types of geospatial data formats that can be added: vector data and raster data.

Raster Data

Think of raster data as a digital image placed on a map; each pixel represents a geographic feature. With an elevation map, for instance, each pixel represents a different elevation. And for drone and satellite imagery, each pixel represents a square of the earth’s surface.

Vector Data

Vector data represents geographic data as Points, Lines and Polygons. Unlike raster data, vector data does not lose resolution when it is viewed on a map very close or far away. These shapes can represent a variety of geographic features. A Line can represent a river, a Polygon can encompass a lake, and Points can identify mountain peaks.


You can use Points to mark the geographic location of anything you want tied to a single set of coordinates on the map. A Point can have millimeter-level accuracy. These Points could mark telephone poles, work items, images, and more.


A Line is a string of Points connected together. A Line can be a complex shape with many individual Points or simply consist of two points forming a single straight line. You can create Line assets representing anything from hiking trails to underground pipes.


You can use Polygons to mark the geographic boundary of anything you want marked as a shape on the map. A Polygon is a string of Points connected together in a closed loop. Polygon assets can represent anything from buildings to staging areas.

How to Use Feature Types

Through the UI

To start using vector and raster data, you can either import existing geospatial data or create new Assets in OnePlace. This can be as simple as drawing a rectangle with a few clicks.

Through the API

While creating Feature Types isn’t exposed publicly, you can retrieve Feature Types from the API directly or as an attribute on an Feature