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Generate pins from your spreadsheet data in just a few seconds. Copy, paste, and BOOM! You have new map pins.


If you haven’t already, go ahead and create a new map or open an existing map. To add pins, just click the blue Add + button in the top menu of your map, and hover over Pins.

The following options will appear:

  • From Spreadsheet
  • From Dataset Library
  • From Placeset Library
  • From View
  • Drop One-by-One

For adding bulk locations, you’ll want to add pins from a spreadsheet or dataset. To add one or two locations, it’s easiest to drop pins one-by-one.

Now, let’s dive in!

Screenshot of the 'Add' menu in Mapline, with 'Pins' highlighted
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Pro Tip: If your locations change often, consider the Mapline API. This empowers you to keep data synced between your application(s) and Mapline or vice versa. Move information seamlessly, get immediate insights based on real-time data, and let the API do the heavy lifting.


After selecting Add Pins > From Spreadsheet, the New Dataset window opens. This shortcut allows you to create a new dataset directly from your map! It’s the perfect way to bring data into your map without navigating to another page in Mapline.

Once you’ve added the data, your locations will automatically populate on your map.

The new dataset you just created is also accessible from the Datasets Library. The name you choose here is what you’ll see in the library later on.

Screenshot of the 'New Dataset' lightbox in Mapline, where you copy and paste your spreadsheet data to auto-generate pins on a map.


Pull location data directly from the Datasets Library in Mapline.

If you have more than a few datasets saved to your library, just use the search bar to find the correct dataset even faster!

Once you’ve selected the dataset(s) you need, click OK and your locations will automatically populate on the map.


You can also pull location data directly from your Mapline Views. If you need to create a new view for this map, just click the blue Add New View button at the bottom of the View Library lightbox.

Or, use the search bar to find your existing view(s) even faster!

The data that can be added to your map is determined by your view settings. The dataset owner has control over these settings.

Screenshot of the 'View Library' lightbox in Mapline, where you select which View you'd like to plot on your map.


Need to customize your pins even further? Or maybe you just need to add a few locations that weren’t in your original dataset?

Click the points on your map that need pins, and BOOM! You’ve got additional locations.

Pins that are dropped one-at-a-time will not be included in your original dataset unless you add them manually.

Screenshot of a grayscale map with new pins being added one-at-a-time


Adding pins is just the beginning. Once you’ve plotted your locations, the possibilities are endless. Here are some ways to get started using map pins to analyze your data:

There’s no limit to what you can do with your data. The only question is, how will you get the most out of mapping your locations?

Screenshot of a grayscale map with new pins being added one-at-a-time