uMap/Guide/Import data files

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Panel to import map information

This article show how map information can be imported in a uMap map.

Options and result depend heavily on the source format.

- Start edit by Icon-edition.PNG
- Select on the right side Import data Icon-upload.png or Ctrl-I

Sources of data

  • Data can be read from file. See field 1
  • Data can be found by URL. See field 2.
  • Or paste the text of the data directly in field 3.

Data format

The format is derived from the extension of the file. If this is not possible a format can be set with drop-down list at 4. The list below shows details. A bold format can be exported by uMap:

Import formats
  • geojson: JSON-data according to geographic scheme GeoJSON (*.json / *.geojson). All properties will be imported.
  • csv: Comma, tab or semicolon separated list, SRS WGS84 is assumed. (*.csv). Only points will be imported. Import checks headingnames with prefix lat or lon. All other columns will be imported as properties.
  • gpx: XML coded data according to geographic scheme GPX (*.gpx). Imported properties: name, desc.
  • kml: XML coded data according to geographic scheme KML of Google Earth (*.kml). Imported properties: name, description.
  • osm: XML coded data according to geographic scheme OpenStreetMap (*.osm)
  • georss: XML coded data according to geographic scheme GeoRSS (*.georss)
  • umap: Data exported by uMap (*.umap) (starting uMap v.0.8). Everything is imported: map information, layer information and geometry.

Import destination

The dropdown menu (5) selects the destination of the imported data. Options are an existing layer or a new layer by Import in new layer.

Existing geometry in a layer can be overwritten by 6: Replace layer content.


Start the import action by click on button 6.

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