If you want to create a map from a CSV or Excel file containing locations you have to import your CSV or Excel file into your Spotzi Mapbuilder Account. After that you can add a geometry to your data by using the Spotzi Geocoder. Please read further to learn how to do this.
We will use the following table to geocode:
|Spotzi||Office the Netherlands||Veilingdreef||35||4614RX||Bergen op Zoom||The Netherlands|
|Spotzi||Office Canada||King Street West||125||M5V 3S5||Toronto||Canada|
Tip! Don’t use any special characters and numbers in the table header
Keep in mind that the use of special characters (%, #, @) and numbers in the table header might cause an error when you want to geocode a CSV/Excel. To make sure that geocoding works properly, please use text-only table headers.
To geocode the data from the above example you have to follow the steps below:
1. Log into your account, go to My Maps and press CREATE MAP.
2. Click on GEOCODE MY DATA.
3. Name your map and table. Select your Excel/CSV file and click IMPORT to confirm.
4. You need to tell the Spotzi Geocoder which colums in your dataset refer to a specific location (e.g. a city name). Spotzi will prefill most columns, but you can choose other columns if necessary. Got multiple values in one column (like street and house number)? Select the same column for both location types. Press IMPORT.
Do you have an address-list that you want to visualize on a digital map but do not have any coordinates (latitude/longitude values) attached to these addresses? No problem! Use the Spotzi Geocoder!
This tool allows you to add an address-list (without coordinates) to your Mapbuilder account. The Spotzi Geocoder will automatically add a latitude and longitude to the locations in your file. Also the Geocoder will return information about the quality of the geocoded data (good, medium, bad).
After geocoding your data you can create a map to visualize your data. It will be stored in your mapbuilder account. You can also export the geocoded data to the following formats at any time: CSV, XML, geoJSON, Shapefile.
5. The Spotzi Geocoder is now analyzing your file. It tries to find as many locations as possible. The more information you provide in the previous steps the better it can handle your data. The progress bar that has appeared on the interface tells you how far the analysis has advanced. When finished, click OPEN MAP.