How to Create a Dataset

Upload data from an Excel spreadsheet in seconds!

1. CLICK "ADD NEW ITEMS"
Click the "Add New Items" button on the home page, and select the "New Dataset" option. You can also click the Mapline logo, and select "New Dataset" to get there too. If you're looking to create a dataset from a map page, then your first step will be different.
2. FORMAT SPREADSHEET DATA
Make sure your spreadsheet is using the correct format by checking your headers. You need to have at least one column with address-type information (Address, City, State, Postal Code, Country, or Lat/Long Coordinates). If you use lat/long coordinates, they need to be separated into different columns. You aren't limited to the number of columns you can upload, so include all the info that you'll need to see.
3. NAME DATASET AND PASTE IN DATA
Once your data is formatted, copy the headers and all the rows that you want to upload. Then give your dataset a name, paste the data into the box, and click "Next."
4. VERIFY HEADERS AND CLICK "OK"
In order to make sure that your data will plot correctly be sure to verify your address columns. This will let you make sure that we're is recognizing all of your columns correctly. Clicking "OK" will create your dataset. If you get an error message, make sure that you included your headers when you copied and pasted in your data.
5. ADD THE DATASET TO A MAP
Click on the name of the dataset that you want to add to the map, or double click anywhere on the row. Click on the "Maps" button, and select either option in the menu. Then choose the map you wish to add the data to, and the next time you open your map the data will be plotted!
Watch a demo if you still can't add a dataset to your account.
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