eSpatial helps you to visualize your sales data on a map. All eSpatial needs is location information in CSV, XLS or XLSX format. Follow these steps to format your data for upload to eSpatial.
1. Put your data in the first sheet of the file
The eSpatial uploader will only read the first worksheet of your CSV or Excel file.
2. Create column headers in the first row
eSpatial looks for header information in the first row of your sheet. The header should describe what type of data is in the column below it. For example, if you have your cities in one column, the cell at the top of the sheet should say City. Each row will be a complete address.
3. Use unique headers for each column
Each column should have a different header. This helps eSpatial correctly classify the information in the column.
4. Include address data in the file
Make sure there’s a column or columns with only location data in it. While you don’t have to split your address into different columns for Country, State, County, City etc, it’s helpful for filtering once you’ve created your map. If you’re using coordinates, you should include this instead of address information.
5. Use one data type per column
Each column should contain the same type of information. For example, if you have a column with the header “ZIP,” then you should only include ZIP codes in that column.
6. Save in CSV, XLS or XLSX format
Once you’ve prepared your data, save your file in CSV, XLS or XLSX format. Now you’re ready to upload!
With eSpatial, you can convert your overwhelming spreadsheet data into one easy to understand map visualization in a matter of minutes. Once you have the data plotted on a map, it takes seconds to run various analysis to start deriving insight from your data which you can share immediately within your organization using a live interactive map.