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  • Zachary Carlson

Map Overview Manual (Version 6.0 Update)

Updated: Aug 4

This guide was written by our Training Director, Zachary Carlson. Send questions to the Katapult Pro Team at!

When you first sign in to Katapult Pro, you'll be taken to Katapult Maps. You can see that a “Welcome to Katapult Pro Maps” window is displayed.

In this window, you can select already created Jobs by using the dropdown, or create a new job by selecting “Create New Job”.

When you click "create job," another window will appear where you can enter the name and select a job model.

*Note - The job model dropdown will only appear if your company has multiple models.

You can also add the Job to a specific Folder to stay organized. If you click on the “Add to Project Folder” option, the "Set Job Location" window will open.

At the bottom left of the window, there will be an option to create a new folder. Which will allow you to enter the folder name then click “Create Folder”

Once the folder is created, you can click on it and hit “Select” to move the newly created job to that folder. You can also right click on the folder icon to have the option to rename, delete, or share a folder. Once the name, model, and folder have been entered or selected, click “Create Job.”

This will pop open a window to zoom to a location. You can use this text field to enter the address where you will be pre-designing or scoping your job. If you enter an address, clicking the magnifying glass will take you to that location on the map.

Let’s start at the top left and work our way around the software clockwise.

*Brief Note About Job Size: Katapult Pro is largely run using your device memory and computing power, so your device specs have a direct impact on software performance. We recommend capping your job size under 250 connected poles to prevent lagging responsiveness, slow load times, or page crashes. Contact if you are unable to access a job because it is too large.

Job Chooser

In the top left is the job chooser. You can switch jobs by clicking in the text field.

You can also show archived jobs and create new jobs by selecting the appropriate option at the bottom of the window. The globe icon next to a job name means that the job has been shared.

Applying a map style to an entire folder of jobs is feasible thanks to our 5.1 update.

First, open the Job Chooser by clicking on the folder icon to the right of the text field. Find the appropriate folder, then right click and select “Update Folder Map Styles.”

Then you can select your saved style and click “APPLY.” (More about saving Map Styles at the bottom of the Map Styles Editor documentation.)

Job Settings

Moving to the right is the Job Settings. This is represented by the gear icon. Clicking this will open a right-hand panel on the side detailing Job-level attributes and settings. At the top of the Job-level attributes page, you can click the three-dot menu to rename the job, edit the map styles, and more.

In this window, you can add job level attributes to the job. You can also change the models and folder location here. The “Add Files” upload will allow you to choose from files on your computer to be added to your job.

Click the blue "Add Files" bar and search for the file you want to upload. After you select the file, you will see the file name listed. The files will be contained in the uploaded files section in the job settings panel. You will be able to delete files at any time using the icons right of the the file name.

At the top of the Job Settings panel is a three-dot menu that contains eight editable settings in the job.

The first is the Remove Attribute trash can. This will toggle on trash cans to the left of all attributes in the job settings panel and allow you to delete each individual item.

The pencil will allow you to rename the job. This will open up a window where you can enter the new name. Once you select to rename the job, the button will turn green to confirm the name change.

The third option allows you to create a snapshot so that you can save your progress in the job and restore it. More details about snapshots are located further down in this manual.

The Duplicate Job button will allow you to create a copy of the job in its current state. Clicking this button will open a new window where you can select a new name for the duplicate job. This button is useful in creating master copies to be used to section out into smaller jobs that are easier to collect.

The Paint can icon is used to edit the job's Map Styles. Using the Map Styles Editor, you can set icons and colors for your model’s connections, nodes, and sections.

*We explore this in more detail in our Map Styles Editor documentation and webinar.

The Master Location Directory settings allows you to add poles from the job to the directory or remove poles from this layer. We will cover the Master Location Directory in more detail later.

The Archive job button will remove the job from showing up in the job drop down menu. You can still find it by selecting "Show Archived" from the drop down.

The last icon is the Delete Job trash can and will be used to delete a job. When this button is selected, you will need to type in “delete” to confirm you intentionally wanted to delete the job. After you type in delete, click the “Delete” button at the bottom to actually remove the job.

Download Manager

Moving to the right of the gear icon is the Download Manager for the job. Clicking this icon will allow you to download different types of photo, 3D model, map, and data deliverables from the job.

*We will explore this in more detail in the Download Manager Manual.

Poles Completed

As poles are added to the map, a "poles completed" counter will be added to the right of the download manager. This counter is based off the "done" attribute, so as a pole's "done" checkbox is marked, the count will go up.

You can also click the white “i” button of the counter to open up more details about node types in the job and ownership.

Search Bar

Once poles are added to the map, you will be able to use the Search Poles dropdown at the top to easily navigate to a pole within the job.

The dropdown will display a sequential ID if the poles are "ordered," as well as any pole tag information that is contained in the Node Info panel.

Pole Filter List (6.0 Update)

For an advanced search, use the logical AND / OR to combine different attribute statements and groups of attributes to find poles on the map by using the “Advanced Filters” button to the right of the dropdown. For example, do you only want to find 35’ (or taller) poles that are marked Done and that have a birthmark?

The above screenshot shows how to use the improved pole filter to filter this. To close the window, click the “Advanced Filters” button again.

Map Views

The next five buttons at the top deal with various Map Views. The first is Make Ready View and the second is Pole Loading View. Both of these will only be present if your current job model is setup with the correct service offerings. The lock is Read Only Mode, the three vertical bars icon is Cable Trace View, and last is a Toggle Print Mode.

Make Ready View should be turned on when calling make ready. While on, the button will appear green. You can turn the view on or off by clicking the button.

When Pole Loading View is enabled, the button will also appear green and your deliverable pole photo will now display real time loading analysis for both the existing state of the pole and the make ready calls.

*More information on Katapult Pro Integrated Pole Loading is located in our blog post.

Read Only Mode is turned on whenever a job is shared. The lock icon will turn red to show the job is locked. In this view, data can still be seen and the download manager can still be accessed. In read-only mode, however, edits are disabled. In order for edits to be made, click the lock icon again.

Cable Trace View is used when annotating or marking height of attachments on the photos. When this view is on, a highlight will be noticeable around connections. You can then click on the connection to enter /Photos and begin tracing.

The last button at the top is Map Print Mode. This is used to create basic map PDFs that can be used as a deliverable.

*We explore this in more detail in our saved views and map prints documentation and webinar videos here and here.

Job Sharing

The Share button allows you to share the job with both "Existing Contacts" (Katapult Pro companies) or Email Addresses. Sharing with a specific email address will add that person's company to your existing contacts dropdown.

When you select an email address or contact, you will have the option to share with read only access or write access. Users who are listed as admins will also have options to transfer ownership and duplicating the job before transferring. If you share the job with edit access, the contact will be able to change data within the job if they are a Write User in Katapult Pro. You can also create a shareable link for the job. If you click this button, you can also set an expiration date for that link. Once the details are entered correctly, click “Share.” This will send the contact an email notifying them that a job has been shared. It will also open up a window to add the poles to a Master Location Directory.

Clicking "Yes" will add the poles to a layer, which can be turned on via the Job Layers list. This is a valuable tool to show what poles have been collected in the past, and you can always remove jobs from this layer using the job settings.

From the Share button, company admins can also transfer job ownership to another company that exists in the Katapult Pro system.

Choose the company you want to transfer the job to under the “Share with Existing Contact” dropdown.

You will then see a “Sharing Action” section, and this is where you can select either “Transfer Original Job” or you can “Duplicate and Transfer Job” in which a copy of the job will be transferred.

The question mark icon is the “Get Help” button with helpful links to learn the software and contact our support team.

App Tray

The “Other Apps” button will open a window to navigate to other pages within the platform. Clicking on any of these will open a new page.

Account Info

At the far right is the “Account Info” button, where you can sign out or edit your settings by clicking on “My Account”. Under “My Account,” you can add contact info, change your password, and change some user options.

Mapping Toolsets

The Tools dropdown allows you to switch between your model’s toolsets. Hovering the mouse over a button within the toolset will display the button’s name. If there is a shortcut for the button, a letter or number will be contained in parenthesis. Simply click on a button or enter the shortcut on the keyboard to use the button.

Job Snapshot

Job Snapshots is an ability provided by our 5.1 update that allows you to save a “snapshot” of the job at that point in time that you can use as a backup to restore the job at a later date if needed.

First, open the Job Info Panel. (This will always open when you open the job settings, which you can open by clicking the gear next to the job name that appears in the top left corner of the screen.) From here, click on the three vertical dots next to the job name and click “Create Snapshot.”

You’ll then be prompted to give the Snapshot a name, then click “CREATE.”

The Snapshot will be available under the Job Info Panel from where you first started creating it. Selecting the reverse clock icon will reset the job back to the time the snapshot was created. The square pop out button will open the snapshot in a new tab for you to work in.


At the bottom left corner of the map is the streetview "pegman." You can use this by dragging the pegman to areas that have streetview, which is often used to aid in predesign. The areas on the map that have street view will be represented by a blue line. Once placed, the pegman will be represented by a yellow triangle and circle. The triangle will point in the direction you are facing in street view, and as you move in streetview the pegman will move with you on the map. To remove the pegman, just exit the streetview page.


The ruler icon is the measure tool. Clicking this will start the measuring routine on the map. You can drop points on to the map by left clicking, and remove the most recent point by right clicking. When you are done, you can click the ruler icon again to stop measuring.

Find Me

Clicking the target icon will center the map to your location based on the GPS of your device.

Map Layers

The last button above the navigation target is the Map Layers button. This deals with anything displayed on the map. You can adjust labels, the legend, pull up reference jobs, imported layers, map bases, and saved views.

Labels can be used to display any attribute data on to the map. When you expand the dropdown you can see what attributes are selected, and add more labels by using the “Add a label” dropdown.

For example, if you wanted to see pole tags on the map, you could search pole tag in the dropdown and that attribute will be displayed next to the poles. To turn off any labels, just uncheck the box for that attribute.

Expanding the Legend dropdown in Map Layers will display the current list of icons and symbols and what they represent on the map. You can also uncheck the box to turn off the style from displaying on the map.

You can expand the Jobs dropdown to turn on multiple reference jobs at once on the map. Just look for the folder or job you want to view, then check the box. The jobs dropdown also contains the Master Location Directory, which you can turn on by checking the box.

When you toggle on multiple jobs the other jobs will be displayed in read only view. You will be able to see what job the poles belong to and you can see the data and photos from the job. In order to make edits, you will need to actually navigate to the job via the job chooser at the top left of the map.

You can manage imported layers of the map by clicking on the gear icon. This will open the "Map Layer Manager" window. You can use this to upload KMZ or .shp files, which adds a new overlay to the map.

To add a file or image, click “Choose File,” then select the file you want to upload. If you have reference layers or external API, you can use the dropdowns to choose which layers to add to the map.

When a file has been uploaded, you will see the option to turn the layer on under the Imported Layers dropdown. If you return back to the Manage Layers window, you can download the file as a .shp file, and you can also edit the file or delete the file by clicking the trashcan icon.

You can change the imagery of the map by changing the Map Base. If you have added any WMS Layers using the Model Editor, they will also be found here.

Lastly, Saved Views are used to create custom views of the map, which can be used with Map Print Mode to create custom map PDFs.

*We will explore this in more detail in our saved views and map prints documentation and webinars.

For a more visual overview of Katapult Maps, check out our webinar here!

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