Search Maps:

The quality and accuracy of the map that you generate will depend entirely on the quality of data provided. Please ensure that the spread sheet that you will be uploading meets each of these criteria listed below.
Please verify and check the box, it will eliminate a lot of unnecessary work later on.Please note that the location plots on the map are based on latitude & longitude coordinates.
These are most accurate when you are able to provide them. The lat-long coordinates can be easily ascertained from the Google Maps. In the absence of providing lat-long coordinates, this software will use Google Maps built-in feature to determine it based on the information provided such as the locality/village, district/county, state/province & country.

(Kindly read the rules below and check all the checkboxes to proceed)  

  • The spread sheet is in Microsoft .xls format.
  • There are no unnecessary spaces in the cells.
  • No two headers have identical description.
  • There are no merged cells.
  • All the date fields are in (yyyy-mm-dd) date formats.
  • If the lat-long coordinates are not given, the location information. i.e. locality/village, district/county, state/province & country are each in a separate column

Step 1 : Project Info

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The users are expected to provide the general information about the map that they wanted to develop. The general information are project title, description for the project and an Excel sheets.

Points to be noted before uploading the Excel sheet
• The file must be an excel file with .xls extension
• The first row of the file must contain the column heading.
• There are no unnecessary spaces in the cells.
• The file must contain the basic geographic details (like Country, State, District etc) or latitude & longitude values.
• All dates must be in YYYY-MM-DD format

Step 2 : Configure Fields

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The users are expected to assign proper titles for each customized titles such as Latitude, Longitude, GeoCode, Date, Numeric and Text.

• If your excel sheet contains “Latitude and Longitude” values – Assign Latitude and Longitude from data fields
• If your excel sheet doesn’t contains “Latitude and Longitude” values, it is mandatory to assign a column (City, State and Country) from data fields for generating GeoCode

Step 3: Create Filter

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This option gives you control what are all the data that you wanted to be plotted on the map like date range, particular city/state/country etc. This can be done dynamically in real time by those viewing the maps.

To build this facility, assign the data fields that you would like to use as such filters which will displayed in your map.

Step 4 : Create Marker

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Markers, it's a kind of icon to differentiate the categories using different colours to visually differentiate various types of locations on a map.

For example: If you are plotting education facilities, you may want to differentiate between Primary Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools and Colleges. To do this, you would select 'Education Facility Type as the Marker Field, and then set a different shape/color for each type of institution.

Note: A marker can only be set for fields that have between 2 and 10 unique values.

Step 5 : Create Info Window

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InfoWindow can be created in a customized way by assigning the data fields as well as you can decide the details that you wanted to be displayed in the Map's label.

Step 6 : Preview & Build

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There are two previews available to make your Map building easier that are Data Preview and Map Preview

Data Preview is allowing you to modify the excel sheet in the platform itself instead going to the original excel sheet.

Map Preview, to see whether the map is built as expected, one of the key thing is that Latitude/Longitude values can be modified in the preview screen itself in case of wrong plot.

Step 7: Publish

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Once the Map is built, you can decide on the ownership whether the Map is created by you is to be seen by you (the Map link can be shared as it won’t be appeared in any of the page) or visible to all.