You can import or upload your own point-based species data to the Spatial Portal. The uploaded data is treated the same as any species active layer and is only stored for the current session.
To import points directly, on the menu select ‘Import’ and then ‘Points’.
The Spatial Portal can accept any number of points (defined minimally by an identifier, and longitude and latitude in decimal degrees). The points don’t have to be species. For example, one study wanted to map the locations of current and proposed wind farms. Up to 256 additional fields can be associated with the points. These fields can be used for faceting and filtering the records in the layer.
Select ‘Import points’ and then press the ‘Next’ button, then browse to find the CSV file containing the points.
Once the points have been loaded:
The import or upload points option uses a comma separated value (CSV) formatted file containing the following fields:
The first three columns are mandatory and the order cannot be altered i.e. RecordId, Longitude, Latitude. NOTE: Where more than the mandatory three columns are provided, a header row with column titles should be provided.
RecordId, Longitude, Latitude, PH, SoilDepth, Permeability, Slope
Any of the additional fields can be used to facet (display a breakdown of different groups of values) or further filter records by creating new layers. For more info »
A standard suite of contextual layer values are appended to the uploaded records. They can also be used for faceting and filtering. For more info »
The contextual layers are:
A simple identifier and points only file example (demo_CSV_upload.csv):
The points in the simple demonstration file are shown on the map below.
For more information on faceting and filtering »
Clicking on the layer metadata icon icon will display a metadata summary.
By Lee Belbin, Geospatial Team Leader