Catchment Guide - Add layers

 

Importing Catchments to the Map

 

Video Guide

Step One

Create new layer - To add your own data, Open or Create a new project and then choose Add Data, Create New Layer. 

Step Two

Choose which type of layer to create - Select Catchment Areas to add each of the rows in your data as Catchments on the map.

Step Three

Import your Data - To add multiple Catchments to the map, you can import data from an external source such as Microsoft Excel. Select Import Data to add your data to the map. 

Step Four

Choose the file that you want to display

In order to map the locations automatically, your data needs to contain columns with either a Postcode or an Address or X/Y Coordinates.      

Press Choose file and locate the file that contains the records that you would like to display as Catchments on the map. 

Step Five

Check that the Record Identifier is correct 

The system will review the first 10 records in your file and look for a column with unique entries that it can use to identify each record. If the system finds one of these columns, it will highlight the column it is using in the Data View. If the system cannot find a suitable column automatically, it will create a column called ID with a unique identifier for each row in your data

If you would like to change the selected record identifier to be a different column you can do this by opening Advanced Options. In the Advanced Options panel open the Import Advanced Options section and select the required ID Column from the dropdown list. If you choose Generate, a unique Identifier will be created for you.      

Once you have selected your Identifier, press the Import Data arrow to return to the main import panel. 

Step Six

Check that the Location Method is correct 

The system will also review the first 10 records in your file and look for a column it can use to locate each record on the map (i.e. Postcode, Address, X and Y).

If the system finds one of these columns, it will show you the first 10 locations on the map and highlight the column it is using in the Data View.      

If the system cannot find a suitable column automatically, you will be re-directed to the Advanced Options for importing. In the Import Advanced Options, Location Settings section you can specify both the method used to map each location and the column that contains this information. Return to the preview screen by clicking the Import Data back arrow button.      

Once you are happy with your Location Method, press Confirm Preview to import the remaining records.

Step Seven

Check how many of your records can be displayed 

The Matched Records figure here shows how many of your records could be located on the map.      

The Unmatched Records figure shows how many records could not be located on the map. You will need to update the column in the import file and start the import process again if you wish to include the unmatched records.      

Once you are happy with the Matching Results, press Create Layer and wait until the processing is complete. Your layer will then be created and ready for use. 

Step Eight

Name your catchment layer - It is a good idea to change the name of your Catchment layer to a memorable name for future use. To do this open the ` section and type a name in the text box

Adding an existing layer to the map 

 

Video Guide

Step One

Use an Existing Layer - To use an Existing Layer, Open or Create a new project and then choose Add Data, Use Existing Layer.

Step Two

Select a Catchment layer 

A list of all the available layers will be displayed. The layers are grouped into two sections. My Points (Map Pin layers) and My Boundaries (Catchment, Hot-Spot and Territory layers). Select the layer that you want to use by clicking on it. Your layer will then be added. You can add as many existing layers as you want to by clicking on the layer name and adding one layer at a time.       

When you have added all the existing layers that you require, press the Project back arrow to return to the Project Editor. 

Step Three

Return to the project - All of the layers that you have added will now be included within the My Data section of the Project Editor panel. Note that any changes which are made to a layer will be saved after you have saved the project. If there are any other projects which contain this layer, then the changes will also appear in the layer of these projects too. 

Manually adding a Catchment layer to the map

 

Video Guide

Step One

Create a new Catchment layer - To add your own data, Open or Create a new project and then select Add Data, Create New Layer. 

Step Two

Choose which type of layer to create - Select Catchment Areas to add Catchments to the map.

Step Three

Manually add Catchment areas onto your map - To create your own Catchment areas on the map choose Create Catchments Manually 

Step Four

Zoom into your Catchment location - Select the Zoom In tool which can be found in the tool bar above the map, and then click and drag a box around the area where you would like to add a Catchment.  

Step Five

Name your Catchment - To give your Catchment a name, open the Catchment Name section and type a name in the text box. 

Step Six

Hand draw your Catchment - Open the Design & Build section and then select Shape and choose Hand Drawn from the dropdown list. 

Step Seven

Draw your Catchment on the map - To create your Catchment on the map click at points around where you want your Catchment to be created and SKiN will join the dots as you click. When you have finished, double-click to complete the shape.

Step Eight

Add multiple Catchments - You can add additional Catchments by clicking on the map around the area that you want to create a Catchment and double clicking to complete the shape. To change the Catchment name, open the Catchment Name section and type in a new name. 

Step Nine

Name your Catchment layer - Once you have created your Catchments it is a good idea to give the layer a memorable name. To rename the layer open the Select section and click on the button next to All. Then open the Layer Name section and type a name into the Name text box. 

Step Ten

Save your Catchment layer - Once you have created your Catchments layer you will need to save the layer so that it can be accessed again. To do this you need to save the project, which will save any layers that you have added to the project. To save the project press the Save or Save As button and give the project a memorable name if prompted.

Updating an existing Catchments layer 

 

Video Guide

Step One

Update an Existing Layer - To update an existing layer you have created, open the project that contains the data to update and then choose Add Data and then Update Existing Layer

Step Two

Select your target layer - Select the layer you wish to update from the target layer dropdown.

Step Three

Update the existing layer 

To update the existing data, select Action from the dropdown, where you will be presented with the option to Update or Replace:       

Update allows you to add new columns, or update existing columns, within the data layer you previously selected.      

Replace allows you to replace the entire dataset with a brand new set of data. This option means that all projects containing the data layer you previously selected will reference the new data.      

To update your data, click on Update.   

Step Four

Choose the file that you want to update - Navigate to File Selection and press Choose file and locate the file that contains the records that you would like to update your layer with. 

Step Five

Data settings

Under the Data Settings option you need an ID Column. An ID Column is what the system uses to match your existing dataset with your new one. Select the column from the dropdown which matches the ID column in your existing data layer identically.      

The Only update matched IDs should be checked if you want the system to only update data entries that can be matched in both datasets. If the box is left unchecked, new entries may be added to your data layer. 

Step Six

Apply your column settings 

Click on Advanced Options to specify both the method used to map each location, and the columns of data you wish to update/add. You can also change the column type for any new columns that you are adding to your data by selecting a Type from the dropdown list.      

Once you have finished, click on the Update Existing tab to the left of Project, to return to the previous menu. 

Step Seven

Run the update - To run the process, click the Update button. Clicking Cancel will take you back to the project that you are working within. 

Step Eight

Check how many of your records can be matched

The Match Report provides a figure for the number of Matched IDs and Unmatched IDs in your dataset when matching against the existing layer. You will need to update any unmatched IDs in the imported file and start the import process again if you wish to include the unmatched records.      

Once you are happy with the Match Report, press Update and wait until the processing is complete. Your layer will then be created and ready for use. 

Step Nine

Viewing the updated data - Once the update process has run the updated layer will be automatically opened for you to view.