Import from File
MapIt is capable of importing features into layer. This function might be useful if you need to gather new attributes data for already known locations.
At the moment supported formats are:
– Shapefile (zipped), CSV, KML, geojson for Point layers,
– Shapefile (zipped), KML and geojson for Polyline and Polygon layers
When importing from Shapefile, please make sure that the name of the ZIP file (e.g. Layer.zip) matches actual name of the layer inside the ZIP (e.g. Layer.shp, Layer.shx, Layer.dbf)
To import the data please copy your file to Mapit->Import folder on your device and access the import menu from layers’ context menu:
To maximise application performance it’s recommended that you do not load more than 1000 records into one layer. The app was tested with more than 5000 points loaded however on lower spec devices there could be potential issues with the speed of the map related actions.
CSV file must be in format LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, NAME, DESCRIPTION or LATITUDE, LONGITUDE (first row should contain the names of the fields) – please see sample data below:
If you import the data from KML or geojson one file can contain single or multiple geometries – only matching geometries will be imported into the layer (e.g. if one file contains 2 polygons, 2 lines and 2 points only 2 features will be imported into particular layer type). You can download sample import files below: