Import a CSV with geometry

Import a CSV/Excel with a geometry


A CSV file or Excel file that already contains a geometry  has all the information necessary to draw point, lines or polygons on a map. It can thus be directly uploaded to your mapbuilder account. A geometry in a CSV or Excel file looks like this:

Geometry Object Table header(s) Example
Point the_geom POINT (-74.0093857886298 40.71646850931738)
Point latitude -74.0093857886298
longitude 40.71646850931738
Line the_geom 0105000…3634440
Line the_geom LINESTRING (-73.9578259 40.77954217, -73.95932794 40.7801596, -73.95976782 40.77950967, -73.96136642 40.78022459, -73.96374822 40.77697488)
Polygon the_geom 0105000…3634440
Polygon the_geom POLYGON (-73.95757377 40.77853882, -73.95769179 40.77836821, -73.95757914 40.77831134, -73.95745575 40.77847789, -73.95757377 40.77853882)

You can obtain a CSV or Excel file containing a geometry in our datashop or upload your own file by following the steps that are outlined below.

Step-by-step guide


1. Log into your account, go to My Maps and press CREATE MAP.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

2. Press CREATE MAP FROM FILE.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

3. Type a name for your dataset into the field TABLE NAME  and click on FILE to select the file you want to upload to the Spotzi Mapbuilder. Press IMPORT.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

4. Your data is now being uploaded to your account.  The time for completing this process depends on the size of your file. Please note that it may not exceed 256 MB.

5. After your data has been uploaded successfully  you will be able to access your data on your MY DATA homepage. To get to the MY DATA homepage press the link you can now see on the interface. 

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

6. On the MY DATA page you can create a map from your data. In order to do so press the CREATE MAP button on the right side of the name of your dataset.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

7. Give your map a name (max. 48 characters) and press CREATE MAP.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

8. After your map has been created successfully you can open it by pressing OPEN MAP.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry

9. Congratulations! You have successfully uploaded a dataset to your Mapbuilder account. Now it is time to style your map the way you like. For more information about styling your map, please consult the topics styling multiple features or styling each feature individually  in our help center.

Create a Map from a CSV with a Geometry