Importing map items

You can import items from a file using one of the following formats:

To import:

  1. Create a new map that's designed to import data from a file (data can only be imported to a new map).

    You can do this by clicking Import in your map list:

    The Import window opens:

  2. Click Select file and select the file that you want to import data from (you can perform a one-time data import from a single file).

    Additionally:

    • The contents of the selected file will be automatically verified for compliance with technical limitations.

    • CSV or XLSX files must follow a specific template. You can open this template by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of the window or find it in the CSV or XLSX sections.
  3. After the import process has completed, data from the file you selected will display on the map you created and may be edited and saved.

KML

If you import data from a KML file, the map will include the following:

  • Placemarks (coordinates, description, label, color)

  • Lines (everything that can be set using the Constructor)

  • Polygons (all settings that can be changed using the Constructor)

If the file's metadata stores map names and descriptions, they will also be imported.

If the source file contains groups, they will not be saved.

The item color will be the closest to the original that is supported by Map Constructor.

Example of results after importing data from KML file (in English, but other language options are available):

You can download an example file at: Example KML file.

You can also read about the KML format in the Exporting map items section.

GPX

When you import data from a GPX file, placemarks (coordinates, description, label), and routes and tracks are added to the map.

If the file's metadata stores map names and descriptions, they will also be imported.

Example of results after importing data from GPX file (in English, but other languages are also available):

You can download an example file at: Example GPX file.

You can also read about the GPX format in the Exporting map items section.

GeoJSON

When you import data from a GeoJSON file, placemarks (coordinates, description, label, number, color), lines (everything that can be set using the Constructor) and polygons (everything that can be changed using the Constructor) are added to the map.

If the source file contains groups, they will not be saved.

The item color will be the closest to the original that is supported by the Map Constructor. Example of results after importing data from GeoJSON file (in English, but other languages are also available):

You can download an example file at: Example GeoJSON file.

You can also read about the GeoJSON format in the Exporting map items section.

CSV

When you import data from a XLSX file, only placemarks (coordinates, description, label, number) are added to the map.

Files that data are imported from must follow this template:

  • Commas, semicolons, or tabs can be used as delimiters.

  • Order of fields:

    1. Latitude.

    2. Longitude.

      The “Latitude” and “Longitude” fields must be filled in. All other fields can be left empty.

      Coordinates are given in decimal format, where the integer and decimal parts are separated by a point.

      For example: 51.52014078866054,-0.1044968729335983.

    3. Description.

    4. Label.

      It's preferable to enclose the text value of the label and its description in quotation marks.

      This is so that the system ignores characters that look like file delimiters. If text in the Description or Label fields contains quotation marks (for example, if your store is located in Russia where formal names are often set off in "quotes"), then enclose that text in quotation marks as well.

      For example, if the label should be: The "Seed world" store, then that value would be specified in the file as "The "Seed world" store".

    5. Number

Sample entry in a file prepared for import:

51.530216469900985,-0.12356737902929697,"at the opening of "King's Cross"","King's Cross Saint Petersburg","162".

You can download a template file at: CSV file template.

XLSX

When you import data from a XLSX file, only placemarks (coordinates, description, label, number) are added to the map.

Files that data are imported from must follow this template:

  • Order of columns:

    1. Latitude.

    2. Longitude.

      The “Latitude” and “Longitude” fields must be filled in. All other fields can be left empty.

      Coordinates are given in decimal format, where the integer and decimal parts are separated by a point.

      For example: 51.52014078866054,-0.1044968729335983.

      Attention.

      If a cell entry starts with the - (minus) symbol, then you should add a “'” (single quotation mark) to the beginning of it. Please note that the symbol will not display in the cell, but will display in the formula field:

      Otherwise MS Excel interprets the entry as a formula, which results in an error.

    3. Description.

    4. Label.

    5. Number

You can download a template file at: XLSX file template.

Example of data import from a file containing an entry in English (although other languages can be used as well):

Resulting map:

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