Create a map data visualization with these 5 tips
date_range 14/06/2019 | label TURN DATA INTO MAPS, MAP DATA VISUALIZATION, 5 TIPS
Our location data specialists are turning data into maps every day. That’s why we asked them some PRO tips you can use when you want to create maps/dashboards with our Spotzi Plans.
1. Think about what kind of map you want to create
Do you want to turn your data into points on the map or do you want to add your data to areas on the map? Every solution needs a different approach. Remember that you need the Spotzi Geocoder to turn addresses into points on the map and you need the Join App and postal code boundaries to add your data to areas on the map.
2. Make your Excel geocode-ready
To make sure the Spotzi Geocoder can process your CSV/Excel well, please create a file where you give as much information as possible. The more information you give the better the Spotzi Geocoder will determine the right location.
3. Check for hidden rows or special characters
Always check your CSV/Excel before importing it into the Spotzi Mapbuilder. Check if your file contains any hidden rows or special characters that might cause errors when geocoding. This article shows the most common errors when importing a file.
5. Connect points to areas with spatial join
Did you already turn your Excel file into a map with points, but do you want a map with areas? In that case, you might need a spatial join. This functionality connects the information of points to the areas it intersects with.
Turn data into maps with our Location Plan
Our Location Plan offers you all the tools you need to map out your data. You can geocode addresses from your Excel file or you can join your data per postal code to the boundary data that is included in this package.