Getting started

Get the most from your SKiN trial- just follow these 3 simple steps

3 Steps to get started


Check your browser


SKiN works best with Google Chrome, if you don't already have it installed you can download it now.


Check your internet speed 


You need a minimum internet speed of 10mbps to use SKiN. Check your speed online below.


Format and import your data


SKiN requires data in a certain format - find out how to format your data by reading our guidelines below.

Data guidelines

Accepted Formats


CSV, Excel, Shapefile, MID, MIF or KML


Dates should be UK style (if used) DD/MM/YY



Data exclusions


Unknown characters and symbols

\ / : ; * <  >  | [ ] { } " ' , £ $


Empty rows


Empty cells in an ID column


Essential items


Geographical reference


(Postcode, XY Latitude/Longitude or Google address)



Importing your data

Follow these steps to begin

Open or create a new project


Choose add data


Create new layer


Use your own data, or try our samples below


Review and approve

SKiN will review the first few records and provide a preview - Press confirm to proceed or click back to re-import another file


SKiN will then show you matched records - either stop the import and update unmatched records or press create layer to complete

Select layer and import

Select which type of layer - Map Pins, Hot-Spots, Catchments or Territories


Import data from external file


Press choose file and select the one to display


You're ready to start - just log in below

You're all set!

Now it's time to log in and enjoy the full benefits of SKiN