Data/Spreadsheet Loader
  • 26 May 2023
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Data/Spreadsheet Loader

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Article Summary

This document will show you the steps and requirements to load a spreadsheet of Addresses or Coordinates into LandVision™.

Preparing Address or Coordinate Data for Importing

It is important to correctly prepare your Address and Coordinate spreadsheets before loading them into LandVision™. The requirements in this section are for both Address and Coordinate data sets. Differences in requirements are noted.

  • Required File Type: Address and Coordinate data can be stored in one of the following formats: .csv, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .ods, .fods, .txt, .sylk, .html, .dif, .dbf, .rtf, .prn, .eth
  • Upload File Size Limit: 30MB
  • Required Fields:Your Address and Coordinate spreadsheet files must contain, at a minimum, the exact fields below as the header on each column:
    • source_address
    • source_city
    • source_state
    • source_zipcode
  • Required Coordinate fields
    • Latitude
    • Longitude
  • Not Supported in Fields: Your spreadsheet file cannot include fields with these values:
    • Field names: spaces, special characters, field names starting with numbers
    • Currency (e.g., dollar signs)
    • Commas
    • Percent signs
    • Character Limit in Fields: 100
Use underscores to replace the spaces in field names (ex: Last_Seller) 


Reserved Field Names: Your spreadsheet file cannot include the following field names:

_Sessionid_Ymax, UnitGeostatus_SYMBOLOGY

The full reserved keyword list can be found, here

Creating an Address or Coordinate Layer

1. Click the Layers icon in the Main Toolbar.

2. Click the More Layers button at the bottom of the Layers Menu.

3. Select a Folder from the folder drop-down list in which to save your data set.

Most commonly used folders:

  • USER - Only you can view layer.
  • SHARE - Allow others on your LandVision account to access this layer

4. Click the Load Data button then select Spreadsheet from the dropdown menu.

5. In the Table Loader window there are the following options:

  • Add to New Layer:
    • Drag & Drop file: Click and drag your spreadsheet to this location from the folder it's contained in to automatically load it into LandVision.
    • Choose a spreadsheet file: Click this to open a file explorer window to navigate to the spreadsheet file you wish to use.
  • Add to Existing Layer
    • Drag & Drop file | Choose a spreadsheet file: Function the same as above for Add to New Layer.
    • Add To: Select the Existing Layer you want to add the new data to.
    • Update Existing Records with New Data checkbox: Select to have LandVision update any duplicate records with the new data from your spreadsheet.

6. When the spreadsheet has been uploaded the Create Layer window will appear. This window allows for an of the field values to be modified.

  • Folder Name: This is automatically created by LandVision
  • Layer Name: If you are creating a new layer, name it. This will be the name that will appear for this data in the Layers Panel.
  • Geometry Type: For Address and Coordinate data, you must choose Point (None is only used for non spatial tables. This is uncommon for most users)
  • Fields: These are the various data fields to be imported from the spreadsheet. If you need to add a field that isn't present in your spreadsheet you can click the "Add field". If there is a field in your spreadsheet that you don't want to import into LandVision, you will need to delete it.
    • Name: These are the field names sourced directly from the spreadsheet. The system will remove any special characters, or spaces that are incompatible.
    • Displayed Name (Optional): These names are how LandVision will label the spreadsheet fields within LandVision (if no Display Name is given, the default label in the "Name" field will be used).
    • Type: This can be used to assign what type of data contained in the field represents. LandVision will set a default based on the type of data it detects in the spreadsheet.

7. Once you have completed all of the setup steps, click the Create Button. After some brief processing, your layer will finish uploading. Switch to a different folder and then switch back to the folder you loaded it to and the Layer name will appear in the Available list of the Browse Layers window . Highlight it and move it to the Active list to view it on the map.

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