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Importing Zip Code Level Data

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10-31-2014 08:00 AM
ChrisDavis
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Good morning,

This is my first time using this program. I have zip code level data in excel I would like to import into my map as a layer. Is there a 'how-to' guide on how to do this? Thank you.

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TimWitt2
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Is there any spatial data within this spreadsheet? Lat/ Long?

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ChrisDavis
New Contributor

Tim,

No. I only have the 5-digit zip codes.

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TimWitt2
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ChrisDavis
New Contributor

Thanks for the link. I added the lat/long to my spreadsheet for each zip. What are the next steps?

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TimWitt2
MVP Alum

Chris,

here is the thing. If you have lat/long on each zip, you will only be able to have a point layer. But from what I gather, you want a polygon layer that defines zipcode boundaries correct?

If you just want the point layer to show a zipcode lable you can do the following.

ArcGIS Desktop

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ChrisDavis
New Contributor

Ideally, yes I would like a polygon layer that defines boundaries. What I need to do is to graphically depict the data I have by zip code.

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TimWitt2
MVP Alum

Chris,

your best bet is to just download the zipcode layer I have posted. There is no need to re-invent the wheel

Tim

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