The Upload Data feature is useful when you have spatial content you’d like to see in your GIS site. Now, what kind of spatial content could this be? Maybe you have a shapefile from a CAD export or site developer you’d like to visualize. Maybe you have your own surveying equipment and want to take its X/Y coordinates to see if your utility locations are accurate. It can all be imported and overlayed on top of all your existing GIS data!
To begin, click on the “Upload Data” button located on the Home ribbon.
You can choose to upload any of the types of files listed and then click the upload button. For our purposes, we will be uploading a shapefile (.shp).
Once uploaded, you can proceed to name your layer, choose the color, and select the style of preference for your data.
Once finished, you can click the proceed button to display your layer. As you can see, you can turn your layer on and off by clicking the box on the left hand side.
Another type of file that you can upload is a .csv file. To do so, you repeat the steps mentioned previously. Uploading this type of file is a bit different than a shapefile because it requires you to specify a few things. You’ll need to know your X and Y axis columns and Spatial Reference (check with the person providing you with the file if you don’t know what to choose). Once specified, you can once again choose your preferences for color, transparency, line style, etc.