Import CSV Points

Use this tool to import a list of point locations from a spreadsheet.  Most spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel can export their data to a CSV file.  In order to import this data into the map your data must be organize such that each row is a record and the first row must contain column names. 

Required Columns
Your CSV file must contain two columns that define the latitude and longitude of each point.  The column names must match one of the following combinations
  • Latitude, Longitude
  • Lat, Lon
  • Lat, Long

    Projected Coordinates
    If your CSV file contains projected coordinates such as UTM or state plane then those coordinates must be in column names matching one of the following combinations
  • X, Y
  • Easting, Northing

    Before you run an import containging projected coordinates you must first zoom the map to the approximate area where the points will be added.  This will help the system automatically determine the correct projection to use when interpretting these coordinates.  This step is not necessary when importing CSV files containing latitude/longitude coordinates.

    See other Import and Export options.