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Use of CSV files vs Adding Points from Scratch

Question asked by jpiner on Aug 26, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2015 by OEvans-esristaff

Hi.  I've just graduated from making a Story Map Tour and Story Map Journey.  My final destination is a Tabbed Series.  What is the preferred way of building… with a CSV file or adding points from scratch?  There seem to be several things to consider. 

  • In the pop-up window for the point the display is significantly different
  • This one does not seem to allow the same editing as when you add a point
  • Cannot see how to change the symbol of an individual point, only for the entire layer

 

Also with the CSV file system what happens if you want to update.  If you bring in a new CSV file does it copy over the old one or create a duplicate layer? I see this as a long term project where new material will be continuously added to each time… but over time, not all at once.

 

So far my CSV file has the following columns:

OBJECTID; LONGITUDE; LATITUDE; DESCRIPTION; YAVAPAI NAME; YAVA_LITERAL; APACHE;IMAGE_URLNAME; APA_LITERAL; THUMBNAIL_URL

 

Does this seem appropriate? Made correctly? Too many questions?

 

Thanks, Judie

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