Hot-Spots Guide - Add layers

 

Importing Hot-Spots data 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 Hot-Spot Map to add each of the rows in your data as Hot-Spots on the map. 

Step Three

Import your data - To add Hot-Spots 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 location method is correct

The system will 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.      

Choose which boundaries you want to use to create your Hot-Spot map, and which column in your data which you want to map.      

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

Step Six

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. Any Records that could not be matched will have ‘Unmatched’ in the Location Match column in the Data View below. 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. 

Adding an Existing Layer to the map 

 

Video Guide

Step One

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

Step Two

Add the Existing 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. 

Copying an existing Map Pins layer 

 

Video Guide

Step One

Copy existing Map Pins layer - To create a Hot-Spot layer from an existing Map Pins layer, Open an existing project that contains the Map Pins layer that you wish to base the Hot-Spot layer on, and then select Add Data, and choose Create New Layer.     

Step Two

Choose which type of layer to create - Select Hot-Spot Map to add each of the rows in your data as hotspots on the map.       

Step Three

Copy Existing Layer - To add Hot-Spots to the map, you can build a Hot-Spots layer by copying the data from an existing Map Pins layer. Select Copy Existing Layer to create a Hot-Spots layer from an existing Map Pins layer. 

Step Four

Choose a Map Pins layer - Select the Map Pins layer that contains the data which you wish to create your Hot-Spot layer from. 

Step Five

Choose boundaries and data - Select the boundary which you would like to group your data by. The system will then automatically prompt you to choose which column from your data you would like to use to create the Hot-Spot layer. Select Confirm to create the new Hot-Spot layer.