Using the Create-a-Map Wizard™ to Add
Coordinates to an Existing Map
Map My Own Data tool in Create-a-Map Wizard now allows you to
both locate a table of coordinates (including longitude/latitude)
with auto-detection of the best fields to use, and add a
new layer to an existing map. These new Maptitude 2013 features
reduce the number of steps required to produce your maps.
The following steps illustrate these new features by walking you
through locating coordinate data in an Excel file on an open map
in Maptitude 2013:
1. Use the Map Librarian to open one or more maps. (Choose Tools-Map Librarian
choose a Map Category
Map(s) you Want. Click OK. If
prompted type a location to zoom to and click OK.
Maptitude opens the chosen map.)
File-New, choose Map from
the list of file types, and click OK.
Maptitude displays the Create-a-Map Wizard dialog box.
3. Choose Map of My Own Data from the radio list and
Maptitude displays the Choose the File that Contains Your
Data dialog box.
4. Make sure that Excel Worksheet is the file type, browse for an Excel
file that has Longitude and Latitude fields with values, and click
5. When prompted, choose the Excel sheet that contains your data and
6. Maptitude finds the mappable fields in your data. Make sure the
X Coordinate/Longitude and Y
Coordinate/Latitude fields are correct. Click Next.
7. Check the box to Add your data to existing map and
choose your map.
8. Choose the Locate records in your file by coordinates
option. Click Finish.
a name for the new layer file and click
Maptitude uses the coordinate data in your table to create a new
point layer of your locations. A dialog box is displayed reporting
how many records were located. Click OK.
Maptitude displays your open map with the new point layer of locations it
found in your data.