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   April-May 2010

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bullet TECH TIP -- Mapping Tract Data with the Map My Own Data Wizard

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Tech Tip:
Mapping Tract Data with the Map My Own Data Wizard

The Map My Own Data Wizard in Maptitude 5.0 accepts tables with US Census Bureau Full Tract Specification codes (i.e., the Tract codes as displayed in the Tract layer dataview). You can easily create a map showing Tract boundaries, and use it to display information from your data file.

1. Choose File-New, choose Map from the New File dialog box, and click OK. This brings you to the Create-a-Map Wizard.

2. Choose the Map of my own data option.

3. Browse for the Excel file containing your data. Choose the sheet in the Excel workbook that contains your data and click OK.

4. Click Next in the Create-a-Map Wizard.

5. Choose the Show Tract Boundaries with your data attached option and click Next.

6. Choose a theme type and field to use and click Next.

7. Click Finish.

Maptitude creates a map of your Tract data.