Import POIs

Points of Interest (POI) can be imported into the system. They can be imported from either another GpsGate installation or from a completely different system.

Setup

1. Install the Point of Interest plugin in Site Admin > Plugins.

2. Enable the following privileges in your application properties:

Files format to import

Basic CSV file

The file to import should be in CSV format, and each field separated by a comma (,). Values within the fields such as latitude/longitude should contain dots (.) not commas.

To be able to import a POI you'll need at least the following fields: Latitude,Longitude,Name

An example of the file content you should import:

Latitude,Longitude,Name
25.02461,121.54865,POI1_Test
25.03799,121.53303,POI2_Test
25.04125,121.56462,POI3_Test

CSV file that avoids duplicated entries

To be able to import a POI without duplicating entries you need to use the column name 

_Custom ID

This column should contain a unique numeric value for each row. It doesn't necessarily have to start with 0 or 1, you could use any number you want as long as it doesn't repeat itself.

Example of this content with Custom ID

_Custom ID,Latitude,Longitude,Name
001,25.02461,121.54865,POI1_Test
002,25.03799,121.53303,POI2_Test
003,25.04125,121.56462,POI3_Test

Every time you import the file, it will update the content of the row containing that _Custom ID number. If no _Custom ID exists it will create a new row.

KML

The KML file is more complex by nature. GpsGate offers compatibility with standard KML format of the Open Geospatial Consortium 2.2. This is an example of such a file to import:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2">
    <Placemark id="statueofliberty">
        <name>Statue of Liberty</name>
        <description>New York</description>
        <Point>
            <coordinates>40.68939,-74.04476,0</coordinates>
        </Point>
        <ExtendedData>
            <Data name="phone number">
                <value>+1555123123</value>
            </Data>
            <Data name="webpage">
                <value>http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm</value>
            </Data>
        </ExtendedData>
    </Placemark>
</kml>		

 

Import

To import POIs, follow these steps:

1. Enable your Point of Interest panel by clicking in Windows > Point of Interest

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2. Select the advanced menu and click in Import

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3. Select Upload file button to select the CSV or KML file

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4. Click on Import

If successful you will see this message:

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