How to draw a map?
access_time 5 MIN | fiber_manual_record BEGINNER | label MAP, DRAW MAP, CREATE MAP FROM SCRATCH, CREATE MAP FROM FILE
Quick tip! Start with maps and data from the Spotzi Datashop
Did you know that Spotzi also has a datashop with premium and free maps/data that is instantly added to your Mapbuilder account? Just visit our Datashop and select one of our maps.
1. Login to your Mapbuilder account or register.
Create map from scratch
1. If you want to create a map from scratch and draw a point, line or polygon yourself. Select the FROM SCRATCH option and click NEXT STEP to confirm.
2. Name your new map and dataset. Click CREATE MAP to confirm.
Add a point, line or polygon to your map
1. Now you have created a new map. It is time to add a map feature to your map (point, line or polygon). Once you have opened the map, click your new layer. Your map doesn’t contain any geometry yet. That’s why the Spotzi Mapbuilder will give you a notification to add a point, line or polygon to your map. Click the map feature you want to add.
2. Now click a location on the map.
3. After you clicked a certain location on the map, you can confirm you location by clicking the SAVE button. Not completely satisfied? In that case you can drag and drop your point, line or polygon to your beloved location.
4. Now you have successfully added a map feature to your map. Now you can choose to add more map features to your map or add extra data to the map.
Keep in mind that you can only pick one feature type per layer. That means that if you have created a new map layer with points, you can only add additional points to this layer. If you want to add lines or polygons you have to create another layer.
Create a map from a file
When you choose to start from a new file you can import all kinds of files. You can import a dataset with a geometry like a KML, GeoJSON or Shapefile but it is also possible to import a CSV/Excel that already contains a geometry (e.g. latitude, longitude). The Spotzi Mapbuilder accepts the following file types:
- GPX file
- Importing a CSV/Excel with geometry
Please read more about importing data in our documentation about importing location data.
Geocode your data
Do you have a CSV/Excel with addresses that you want to plot on the map? In that case you have to geocode your data. This feature will automatically add geo-locations while uploading your file.
Please read more about importing data in our documentation about geocoding your data.