Importing Geospatial DataΒΆ

You can use MapD Immerse to import geospatial data into the MapD Core Database. Supported formats include:

  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • GeoJSON (.geojson)
  • Shapefiles (.shp)
Shapefiles include four mandatory files: .shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj. If you do not import the .prj file, the coordinate system will be incorrect and you cannot render the shapes on a map.

To import geospatial definition data:

  1. Open MapD Immerse.

  2. Click Data Manager.

  3. Click Import Data.

  4. Click the large + icon to select files for upload, or drag and drop the files to the Data Importer screen.

    When importing shapefiles, upload all required file types at the same time. If you upload them separately, Immerse issues an error message.

  5. Wait for the uploads to complete (indicated by green checkmarks on the file icons), then click Import Files.

  6. On the Table Preview screen, edit column headers (if needed), enter a name for the table in the field at the bottom of the screen, and click Save Table.

  7. On the Table Metadata screen, verify the rows and columns that compose your data table.