Plot points from a spreadsheet ArcGIS


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Plotting points from a spreadsheet

A lot of data is available on the internet in simple tables that provide latitude and longitude values. In the GIS world, this are known as XY data files. They can be files like a Microsoft Excel Spread Sheet or Comma-separated Value CSV file or many other tabular data formats. The key factor is that they have location attributes right in the table and if they do they could be mapped in ArcMap. Let's go ahead and take a look at one. From the catalog pane over here, I'm going to go into the Seattle folder. And I've got a file called Heritagetrees.csv. If I double click on it, it'll open up on the default program on my computer, which in this case is Microsoft Excel.

And I can see that it's just a simple data table. Let me expand these cells open a little bit. That includes the Feature class of Heritage Trees. It has a name of a tree, the address of where this tree is located, a link to a website about that tree, and then we also have longitude and latitude values that are the coordina...

Plotting points from a spreadsheet
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Plotting points from a spreadsheet provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Adam Wilbert as part of the Up and Running with ArcGIS

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