5.1.1 Import List of Points from Text File
Level of expertise required for this Chapter: Intermediate; general Map Maker training
If you have points with their coordinates, for example a listing of points with their latitude / longitude or UTM coordinates, you can import them to LUPMIS.
1. Enter the coordinates with a text editor (WordPad, NotePad or similar) into a simple text file (ASCII file), with following syntax:
ID , latitude , longitude , description
ID , x , y , description
Each line should stand for one point (record). Be sure, that the last line (record) is closed with an ENTER.
It will look like:
2. Save this text file with the extension .csv (File > Save As).
3. Import this file in Map Maker: Utilities > Vector utilities > Import files > Comma separated variables with xy (*.csv) > Step 1 of 3 window: Choose source CSV file > Select folder > Select CSV file, as created in previous step > Open > Next step > Step 2 of 3 window: Assign references:
Column containing the object ID: A
Column containing the X coordinate: B
Column containing the Y coordinate: C
Column containing the display label: D
Format of X and Y coordinates: Leave default of ‘Integer or decimal number’
> Next step > Step 3 of 3 window: Choose target file > Specify temporary file name > Save > Confirm save