Add GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection

Data science and machine learning are the latest trend in education. This is due to the high demand for skilled labour in analytics and programming to extract information from raw data. In today’s world, almost all industries from social media to national security relies on data and information for decision making. Geoinformatics and location intelligence also plays an important role in research and business pointing out the relevance of geospatial data.

IGISMap contains the collection of highly accurate GIS data representing several countries. This data collection contains administrative boundaries such as country, states, districts, roads, railway lines, and other geographical features such as roads, farmlands, waterbody, etc. These data are made available for 30+ countries, and 51 US states, available in point, line, and polygon shapes based on the spatial structure. These data are collected from official sources of the respective countries and other websites of trusted international organizations

There are two IGISMap tools to access these data – Add GIS Data and Download GIS Data tools. This article will demonstrate the usage of Add GIS Data tool by downloading polygon, polyline and point.

Click https://map.igismap.com/add-gis to open Download GIS Data tool.

Add GIS Data Tool

The Add GIS Data tool of IGISMap provides a list of GIS data for several countries and US states. Users of IGISMap can add these data in maps and perform GIS operations for free after selecting the preferred country.

Click https://map.igismap.com/add-gis to open Add GIS Data tool.

Add Polygon Data

First lets try to add a polygon GIS data from IGISMap using Add GIS Data tool.

Select Country

Select Country is the first step in Add GIS Data tool. In the Select Country step, countries are listed. You can also search with the name of the data and filter the list. Here let us select Canada, which will then open step 2 for selecting the layer.

Select Layer

Step 2 is Select Layer that will open the list of GIS data available for the country you selected. You can also use Seach Layer bar to filter the list. Here we will select the Province boundaries of Canada. This data is available in the list as administrative province boundaries full extend. Select the required data to simply preview it on the map. Toggle to Datatable to view the attribute fields and values of each feature of the data.

Crop Layer and Add GIS Data

Crop Layer

In Add GIS Data step, you can crop the data if necessary. Just Click on Option Custom Areas, Crop Layer. and Click to start the drawing required features to select for adding.

Crop Layer Manually

The Crop Layer option will allow you to draw a polygon on the map, such that all the features that are completely within the polygon will be selected for adding in the map. After selecting the Crop Layer option, draw a polygon that covers the polygon features of your interest.

Crop Layer

Now to add the data that you have selected or Crop. Click on Download button and select the Format in which you want data.

Download Crop Layer

To Add Downloaded Crop Data Go to to Add Vector File and Drag the data which you have downloaded.

Add Polyline Data

Now let’s try to add a polyline GIS data from Add GIS Data tool

Select Country

Click on Select country, and then select the country of your choice, which is Canada itself.

Select Layer

For demonstrating the adding of polyline GIS data, let’s work with rivers line polyline data of Canada. Search for river to filter the list and select river line data to preview. Then click Add Layer icon to start the process of downloading.

After previewing and confirming to download, click Add Layer icon button to open Add GIS Data step.

Now the data you have selected has added successfully in the map. You can use all IGISMap tools over the data for editing and analysis.

Add Point Data

For the last demonstration, we will add a point GIS data from IGISMap Add GIS Data tool.

Select Layer

After selecting the country from Select Country, choose the required polyline GIS data. Here we are going to download Banks Point of Canada. Thus select Canada, then select banks point layer from Select Layer step.

After confirming the data by previewing the data on map and checking the data table, click Add Layer button to start the process of adding in the map.

Now the data you have selected has added successfully in the map. You can use all IGISMap tools over the data for editing and analysis.

You can share your map with others in public or private mode. Article Share your Map will help you understand more about Share Map feature of IGISMap.

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Generate Voronoi Polygon from the GIS data

Developing polygon boundaries from GIS points is an important geostatistical process. IGISMap provides a Point to Polygon tool to create polygons from the point of input point GIS data. Conversion of point to polygon in IGISMap is based on Voronoi theorem. These polygons are called Voronoi polygons. In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a division of a plane into regions close to each of a particular set of objects. The Voronoi polygon created for each point represents the area of influence from the input point location such that any position within the polygon is closer to that point than any other point. Here we generate Voronoi polygon from the gis data.

IGISMap is a web-based platform that powers many of the most important GIS applications in the field of geospatial analysis. The uniqueness of IGISMap in the GIS industry is that it’s UI/UX helps users to perform geospatial operations easily. In IGISMap, you can upload your GIS data and perform geospatial analysis.

In this article, we will see how to make use of the point GIS data from the IGISMap GIS data collection for creating polygon GIS data.

Voronoi Polygons

Click the below link to open the Point to Polygon tool directly

https://map.igismap.com/point-to-polygon

Add input point data

After opening Point to Polygon tool, first step is to add the required point GIS data. There are multiple options to add the required data, which are:

  • Select
  • Create Points
  • Upload Vector
  • Upload CSV/Excel
  • Add GIS Data

Among these options, we will choose Add GIS Data to add a point GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection.

Add GIS Data

Add GIS Data option will be selected as default. Thus we will continue to add the required point GIS data for creating voronoi polygons.

Adding the GIS data

In this article, we will elaborate about the entire process for generating Voronoi polygon from the GIS data which will add from Add GIS Data in Point to Polygon tool. So we have to select the country which we want to add for creating a polygon after appearing in the Add GIS Data section. we can easily search the required country by the Search Country section.

For demonstration, let’s choose point GIS data of Airport locations in France for the demonstration. Browse for France in the Search Country search bar.

Select Country From Add GIS Data

Otherwise, scroll down and choose France from the list of countries and click Select Country.

Select France From Country List

After selecting the country, browse airport point data from the list of data provided for France. You can also use Search Layer option for searching the data. After finding the required data, click on the name of the layer to preview the layer in the map. Click Add Layer icon to continue with the data.

France Airport Locations

Moving on, the Crop Layer option will appear. Since we are going to add the whole data, let’s select Add Layer option to publish the GIS data of airport points on the map.

Add Layer From IGISMap

Download France Airport Points Shapefile

Converting the point data

Now we have added the required data to the map, let’s continue to create Voronoi polygons from the input points GIS data. In the Convert Layer section, click Convert button to start the conversion.

Convert Layer

As you can see below, voronoi polygons are created for each point in the point GIS data.

Download In GIS Formats

You can download this polygon GIS data in any important GIS format such as shapefile, KML, GeoJSON or CSV file. Or you can choose to use this data for further processing in IGISMap itself for visualization and analysis.

Upload your shapefile and create a buffer layer

Consider that you are working in the urban planning sector. Higher authorities in the sector have decided to develop the surroundings of the bank area. Your senior has assigned you a project to create a buffer so that later the architect can design the area separately.

When you are working with spatial operations and analysis, GIS is the best method to find a solution to any task. A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data.

IGISMap provides you with all the facilities for spatial operations and analysis without any difficulty. It is easy to use, and it saves your time.

How to upload file in IGISMap

An upload vector file is a GIS tool in IGISMap. This tool helps you to upload a file of your requirement.

Click on https://map.igismap.com/upload-vector-files and open the Upload Vector file tool

Upload Vector File Tool

Browse Data

In the select layer click on Browse to find the relevant data from the device.

Browse Data

Select File

Now select the appropriate file, then click on open.

Select file

Upload File

Since we have selected the file, now click on upload to add data in IGISMap.

Upload File

Map Tools

After uploading the shapefile click on Tools, to access other GIS tools. Here you can do bubble style, icon style, category style or label feature, etc. shown in image below.

Map Tools

In Map Tools, Open Buffer analysis tool. You can also try other tools like converter, split polygon, merge polygon, point to polygon, etc

Open Buffer Analysis tool

Buffer Analysis Tool

The buffer Analysis tool of IGISMap is a powerful GIS tool. This tool helps you to create a zone of your requirement which is also called Buffer.

Upload shapefile and create a buffer layer

Select Layer

In the select layer click on the Select option, then from the drop-down Manu select the GIS Data, after that click on Next

Select Data

Create Buffer

In create buffer, Select draw a polygon option. Draw a polygon that covers the input shapefile.

Draw a Polygon

Enter the value in meters for buffer map, then click on submit.

Draw a polygon

Share Your Map

You can directly share the map by clicking on Share Map.

Share Map

After filing up Map Operation, Click on the next button.

Map Operation

You can share your map as per your requirement.

Share Map

You can also use the link to share the relevant data.

Use the link to share the data

In the above steps, you have learned about sharing a map. If you want to embed the map on your website then that is also possible with this tool.

Upload GIS data and label the features – IGISMap Tool

Labeling is the art of arranging text on a map in relation to map symbols, which together represent features and attributes in the real world. It specifically refers to the process of automatically generating and setting descriptive text for features in a map. So here in this article, steps are provided on how to upload gis data and label the features.

GIS helps users to understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. Its benefit includes improved communication and efficiency, as well as improved management and decision-making. GIS combines datasets with maps, and integrated regional datasets with any type of descriptive information or data. It provides mapping and assessment prerequisites for technology and almost every industry.

IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. Label Feature tool from IGISMap is designed to label the region’s GIS data. In this IGISMap tool, we can easily plot the text data. Users can format text data according to presentation requirements. The color of the text, its size, everything can be adjusted.

In IGISMap there is using the Label Feature tool which is a powerful GIS tool to plot text data of the point GIS data. Let’s see the process of labeling the text data of a region as shown below.

Labeling of German universities

If you have data then upload using the following steps if not download from gis data. For Adding data from IGISMAP check this – Add GIS data and label features in map.

How to upload GIS data and label the features

In this article, we will discuss the labeling of points GIS data. For this, we will upload the GIS data by using the Upload Vector File tool of IGISMap. Here we describe labeling the University locations in Germany using the Label Feature tool of IGISMap.

to assess the Upload Vector File tool directly click-https://map.igismap.com/upload-vector-files.

Upload the point GIS data

After login in to the IGISMap on the dashboard, there are many tools. From them, we have to click on the Upload Vector File tool.

Dashboard

That will open the Upload Vector File tool. First step is Select Layer.


Upload Vector File tool

After opening the Upload Vector File tool, we can upload the vector file of various file formats that we have e.g. GML, KML, KMZ, GeoJSON, TopoJSON, GPX, GPS, GPKG, ODS, MAPINFO, SOLITE, ESRI SHAPEFILE DXF MID, MIF, PDF. In the Select Layer section we can Drag &Drop the file or we can Browse the file. For this article, we Browse the file by clicking Browse and selecting the file (german _universities shapefile) from the desktop and then Upload it.

Upload the shapefile

After uploading the data point layer is visible on the screen of IGISMap.

Successfully plotted the point data

Opening Label Feature tool

After uploading the point GIS data from Upload Vector File, we can label the German university’s point GIS data using the Label Feature tool. For accessing the tool, click the Tools button at the upper left side of the screen to open the map tools popup. Then select the Label Feature tool listed under the Style Your Data section.

Label Feature from Tools

We can also open the Label Feature tool by going to the More option of the polygon GIS data and choosing the Label Feature tool.

Label Feature from More section

Labeling the point GIS data

Then the tool appears on the screen of IGISMap.

Label Feature tool

Then the tool appears and we have to select the layer from the Select Layer section which is the ‘German_universities’ data that is published in this map and then we have to click the Next option.

Select the point GIS layer

After clicking Next, in the Select Field section, Here we have to select the appropriate field in the Feature Name section from the drop-down box as required.

Choose the Feature Name

We can change the size of text which will be plotted on the map by Font Size and select the appropriate color from the drop-down box as required by the Color section. Then we have to click OK.

Select the Color

After selecting the features name and changing the color and size of the features we have to click on Save Label for labeling the German Universities point GIS data.

Save the Label of point GIS data

Following all steps properly we get the desired output of universities point GIS data on the screen of IGISMap.

Successfully added Label style of German university’s point data

In the above steps, you learn how to upload gis data and label the features of the map. If you want to share, export, or embed the map on your website.

Try our online polygon merge feature in one layer.

Add GIS data from IGISMap and label each feature

GIS helps users to understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. Its benefits include improved communication and efficiency which helps in improved management and decision-making. GIS combines datasets with maps, and integrates regional datasets with any type of descriptive information or data. It provides mapping and assessment prerequisites for technology and almost every industry. In this article, we add gis data and label features in map. After labeling you can share or embed the map on website.

Labeling is the craft of placing text on a map in relation to the map symbols, together representing features and properties of the real world. It refers specifically to the process of automatically generating and placing descriptive text for features in maps. Labeling the features of the map is important in presentations to identify the feature or its properties. IGISMap has a Label Feature tool to label each feature of GIS data based on the value from a particular attribute field.

IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The peculiarity of IGISMap in the GIS Industry is its UI/UX which helps the user to perform the effortless geospatial operation. Using Label Feature, you can easily label the spatial features of your GIS data based on the values from any attribute field of the data table, whether it’s integer, word, date, or any other data type. This labeling functionality works with point, line and polygon GIS data.

Let us look at the process of labeling GIS data like the following.

Portugal Districts

Add a GIS data from IGISMap

In this article, we will try to add data from IGISMap GIS data collection and label it’s features. For demonstration, let us use a polygon GIS data of Portugal from IGISMap GIS data collection.

Click to open Add GIS Data tool

After opening the tool, first step is to select the country. Here we will select united kingdom

Add GIS Data tool

Then Search Layer search Portugal, where we need to select ‘administrative Portugal district boundaries’. First click the download icon beside the data name and click the Add Layer button in the next section that opens.

Add the Layer

After clicking Add Layer button, polygon GIS data of Portugal District boundaries will be published in the map.

Successfully added the layer

You can access the GIS data of Portugal boundaries by clicking

Download Portugal District Boundaries Shapefile

Opening the Label Feature tool

After adding the input GIS data from Add GIS Data, we can label the polygon GIS data using Label Feature tool.

For accessing the tool from the map, click Tools button at the upper left side of screen to open the map tools popup. Then select Label Feature tool listed under Style Your Data section.

Label Feature from Tools

We can also open the Label Feature tool by going to the More option of the required GIS data and choose the Label Feature tool.

Label Feature from More section

Labeling the polygon GIS data

Now the tool is opened in the map, let’s label our GIS data.

Select Field section opens. Here we need to select the attribute field from which the label values to be taken for each polygon feature of the input GIS data. In our case, select name from the dropdown.

Select the Feature Name

In this section we can also change the style of label by changing the Font Size and Color.

Choose the color

After selecting the attribute field and fixing the Font Size and Color, click Save Label to apply the labels on our GIS data.

Save the Style

Following all steps properly we get the desired output of polygon GIS data with labelled features.

Successfully labeling of the polygon GIS data of Portugal

Online conversion of GIS points to polygon

Developing polygon boundaries from GIS points is an important geostatistical process. IGISMap provides a Point to Polygon tool to create polygons from the point of input point GIS data. Conversion of GIS points to polygon in IGISMap is based on the Voronoi theorem. These polygons are called voronoi polygons. In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a division of a plane into regions close to each of a particular set of objects. Voronoi polygon represents the area of influence from the input point location such that any position within the polygon is closer to that point than any other point.

IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS tools that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The uniqueness of IGISMap in the GIS industry is that it’s UI/UX that helps users to perform effortless geospatial operations. In IGISMap, you can upload your GIS data or use data from IGISMap collection to perform GIS analysis.

In this article , we will convert a point GIS data to polygon GIS data and publish in the map as follows.

Voronoi Polygons

Let’s look into the steps to use the Point to Polygon tool of IGISMap.

Click the below link to open the Point to Polygon tool directly

https://map.igismap.com/point-to-polygon

Add input point data

After opening the Point to Polygon tool, the first step is to add the required point GIS data. There are multiple options to add the required data, which are:

  • Select
  • Create Points
  • Upload Vector
  • Upload CSV/Excel
  • Add GIS Data
Add GIS Data

Upload the point data

For this article, we will upload the required point GIS data using the Upload Vector option. After selecting the Upload Vector tab, click the Browse button to browse and select the data from the system.

Select the right data and click the Upload button to start uploading the file. In this demonstration, we are going to use the KML file of GIS points representing locations from each state of USA. The name of the file is point USA.

Upload Vector

Input point data will get published in the map after uploading.

Convert Layer

Conversion of GIS points to polygon

Convert Layer section opens when data is added. In this section, input point GIS data will be provided in the name Active Data. Input data can be changed by clicking the Edit icon. Users can zoom into the layer by clicking the lens icon.

Click the Convert button to start the process of converting the input points to polygons.

Convert Layer

A few seconds after clicking the Convert button, polygon GIS data based on the Voronoi polygons will be published on the map. For making polygon maps appealing you can try the style polygon map feature of IGISMap Tool. Voronoi based polygon GIS data will be created

Voronoi Polygon Data Published

Export the data

You can export the data published in a map in any GIS format such as ESRI Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON or CSV and use it for external applications. In the More option beside the layer name, click Export Layer to open the following popup where you can choose the desired format and export the file in your system.

Export Layer

Sharing the Voronoi polygon map

For sharing this map with others or embedding it in a website, click the Share Map button from the map to open the Share Map interface. In the Share Map window, edit the components to be provided in the shared map and click Next.

Share Map

Now select the Share Map option and choose Public to share this map publicly. Click the Share Map button to generate the link to the map.

Share Map Link

Copy this link and share it with others to access this map.

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Create a Map of the Bank Locations in South India

Consider you are an operations manager at a bank. And you want to create a map of the bank locations in South India for managing and directing the operations and policies of your bank. Creating a map of the bank locations can help them expand their customer base and study market analysis. And without a doubt, GIS is the technology for this objective.

The applications of GIS are advancing in the field of information and computer science. The demand for mapping and geospatial analysis became important for almost all industrial sectors. Limited GIS software and online tools are available where you can do this job. Most GIS software are limited to the service of creating a map or hosting the map in a website, but IGISMap allows you to do both

IGISMap is a GIS based web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The peculiarity of IGISMAP in the GIS Industry is its UI/UX that helps the user to perform effortless geospatial operations. GIS tools of IGISMap allows you to Add Your Data, Create Your Data, Map Your Data, Style Your Data, Process Your Data, Analyze Your Data and also help you to Share your map privately or publicly

IGISMap GIS Data Collection

IGISMap provides GIS data based on countries level. These data are made available for more than 30 countries, 51 US states and few spatial data of globally distributed features. These data can be accessed by using Add GIS Data tool and Download GIS Data tools.

Click https://map.igismap.com/add-gis to access Add GIS Data tool

Click https://map.igismap.com/gis-data to access Download GIS Data tool

Using Add GIS Data tool, you can these data in your map in IGISMap application iteslf and apply IGISMap tool to perform various geospatial operations. Data are provided in two lists for each country or US states. They are Administrative Layer and Other Layer.

Administrative GIS data are polygon vector data of administrative boundaries such as national outline boundary, state boundaries, province boundaries, district boundaries, counties, postcode boundaries etc. Most of the data in IGISMap GIS data are from Open Street Maps. Administrative level data are collected from various government websites and other authentic online sources such as US Census Bureau, Humanitarian Data Exchange, Census India etc.

In this article we will Add GIS Data and Proximity Analysis tools of IGISMap to plot the locations of bank in south Indian states, like the following.

Bank locations of South India

Adding data from Add GIS Data tool

For the requirement of mapping bank locations in south India, let us use the point data of bank locations and polygon data of state level boundaries of India from the IGISMap GIS database of India.

Add GIS data

When Add GIS Data is opened, select the country from the list. You can search the name in the search box. Here we will select India and the list of GIS data associated with India will be opened

Add GIS data- Select layer

Adding state level GIS data of India

From the list opened, select administrative boundaries state level to preview the data. After confirming the data, click Add Layer icon. This will open the options to Crop Layer and Add Layer.

Add GIS data

Based on our requirement, we only need to map the bank locations of south Indian states. Even though there is no official South India or North India division for the Republic of India, cetain states are commonly considered as south Indian states, north Indian, north east Indian states etc based on their geographical position. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telungana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa are considered to be south Indian states.

Thus lets use the Crop Layer functionality to select these states from the data we added. For this, select Crop Layer tool and draw a polygon intersecting all the south Indian states, as shown below.

Crop Layer

After the polygon is completed, click Add Layer button to publish the polygon GIS map of south Indian states to the map.

GIS Data Published

Click the below link to download the GIS data of India state level boundaries

Download India State Level Boundaries

Adding GIS data of bank locations in India

So, the GIS data of south Indian state is added from Add GIS Data tool. Now lets hunt for the GIS data of bank locations of India.

Follow the same steps to add another layer in the existing base map. Select the country from the list and search bank in the Search Layer bar to filter the data list. When you see the data bank point, select the data – preview the map – select Add Layer icon.

Select layer

Use Crop Layer tool to select bank points in the southern part of India and click Add layer to add the selected bank points.

Crop Layer

Now we got both GIS data of the administrative boundaries of southern states and location points of bank added in the map.

Bank Points Published

Click the below link to download the GIS data of bank locations in India

Download GIS Data of Bank Locations in India

Proximity Analysis

Cropping the point GIS data by drawing polygon may not filter the data points accurately. Some points outside the area of interest may still remain. Thus let’s make use of Proximity Analysis tool of IGISMap.

Map Tools

Proximity Analysis can be accessed only from a map. Click onfrom Map Tools to get the list of IGISMap tools from which you need to select Proximity Analysis tool.

In the tool, the user needs to select layers for performing proximity analysis. Here we need to click the Two Layer option as we want to select the bank locations within the polygon boundaries of south Indian states.

Proximity Analysis

In Step 2, first select the input layer, which is the layer you want the features selected from – india_banks_points. Then select the mode of spatial intersection – are within and intersect. Here we want all bank locations that are within the south Indian states polygon boundaries. Thus select within as the mode of spatial intersection. In the next box, select the india_administrative_boundaries_state_level from the dropdown.

Select Layers

Click Next. Search Custom Filters step opens next, but we done need any further filter requirements. So click Get Result button and see the resulting points highlighted on the map

Proximity Analysis Result

Click Publish which will publish the GIS data of bank locations only in the added south Indian states.

Bank locations of South India

Check the article Share your Map to understand how to share this map with your team.

Also check the article Perform Proximity Analysis over data from Add GIS Data

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How to style your polygon GIS data categorically

GIS helps users to understand patterns, relationships and geographic context. It benefit includes improved communication and efficiency, as well as improved management and decision-making. GIS combines datasets with maps, integrated regional datasets with any type of descriptive information or data. It provides mapping and assessment prerequisites for technology and almost every industry.

Visualization and intepretaion of data is what makes GIS a beautiful and interesting fields in data analytics. Science of visualization is the core essence in the art of cartography and mapping. Any type of geospatial features presented in the map with proper color combination, accurate size and location helps in better image interpretation. Quantity and category based representation of spatial features are the common visualization styles used in GIS.

IGISMap Styling Tools

IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The peculiarity of IGISMap in the GIS Industry is its UI/UX that helps the user to perform effortless geospatial operations. IGISMap provides the following styling tools:

Among the styling options listed above – Basic, Category and Quantity styling options are used to style polygon and points, whereas Bubble Style and Icon Style are used to symboloze point GIS data. Basic Style will give any single color for the while GIS layer. Quantity Style is used to visualize the GIS data quantitatively. And Category Style will style your GIS map with separate colors assigned to each category of features

In this article we will talk about Category Style tool of IGISMap and how it can be used to categorically visualize your polygon GIS data like the following.

USA County Boundaries Data Categorized Based On States

Add your GIS data

For the demonstration, let’s add county boundary polygon data of USA from IGISMap GIS data collection. For this let’s use Add GIS Data tool of IGISMap.

Click https://map.igismap.com/add-gis to open Upload Vector File tool.

After opening the Add GIS Data tool, in the Select Country section we will select United States of America. Then Search Layer section opens with the list of GIS data of USA, where we need to select ‘administrative county boundaries‘.

Add GIS Data

Before adding this data, lets check the data table of this data and verify the attribute field which we need to categorize this data. Switch the view from Map to Datatable and review the attribute fields. Here we are going to categorize the polygon features of county boundaries based on the state which it belongs to.

As you can see below, we have the attribute field for counties and the attribute field with states it belongs to.

Datatable in Add GIS Data

Since we have confirmed the data, lets continue downloading. First click the download icon beside the data name and then click the Add Layer button in the next section that opens.

Add Layer

Now the layer is published in the map with the name ‘united_states_administrative_county_boundaries

Data published from Add GIS Data

Click here – Download USA County Boundaries GIS Data

Open IGISMap Category Style tool

After adding the input GIS data from Add GIS Data, we can style the counties categorically using Category Style tool. For accessing the tool, click Tools button at the upper left side of screen to open the map tools popup. Then select Category Style tool listed under Style Your Data section.

Map Tools

We can also open the Category Style tool by going to the More option of input point data and choose the Category Style from the Edit Style option.

More options -Edit Style – Category Style

Styling GIS data categorically

Then the tool is appeared on the screen of IGISMap.

Category Style

Then the tool appears and we have to select the layer from Select Layer section which is the ‘united_states_administrative_county_boundaries‘ data that is published in this map and then we have to click Next option.

Select Layer

After clicking Next, in the Edit Layer section, we can change the style as we want. In this section we can can change Opacity and change the Border Width as required. Now in the Attribute field, select state field to categorize the counties based on its individual attributes values.

Edit Layer

After selecting the required attribute field, all individual values will be listed with different colors assigned for each category.

Select Attribute Field

We can change the color for each category by the color and choosing the right color. Then we have to click OK.

Assign color to each category

After changing all color of the attributes we have to click on Save Style for styling the map categorically.

Save the Style

Now as you can see the map is converted into categorical style and the output map is shown.

Polygon GIS data categorized

For better view and make your data more interactive in the map, go to More and enable Make Interactive option.

Make Interactable

Now as you see below, the USA county level boundaries GIS data is better visualized in state based categories and the map got more interactive.

Interactable Map

You can share your map with others in public or private mode. Article Share your Map will help you understand more about Share Map feature of IGISMap.

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How to style point GIS data categorically

GIS helps users to understand patterns, relationships and geographic context. It benefit includes improved communication and efficiency, as well as improved management and decision-making. GIS combines datasets with maps, integrated regional datasets with any type of descriptive information or data. It provides mapping and assessment prerequisites for technology and almost every industry.

Visualization and intepretaion of data is what makes GIS a beautiful and interesting fields in data analytics. Science of visualization is the core essence in the art of cartography and mapping. Any type of geospatial features presented in the map with proper color combination, accurate size and location helps in better image interpretation. Quantity and category based representation of spatial features are the common visualization styles used in GIS.

IGISMap Styling Tools

IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The peculiarity of IGISMap in the GIS Industry is its UI/UX that helps the user to perform effortless geospatial operations. IGISMap provides the following styling tools:

  • Basic Style
  • Category Style
  • Quantity Style
  • Bubble Style
  • Icon Style

Among the styling options listed above, Bubble Style and Icon Style are used to symboloze point GIS data, whereas Basic, Category and Quantity styling options are used to style polygon and polyline GIS data. Bubble Style is used to style the point GIS data quantitatively and Icon Style is used to style point GIS data with the icon or categorically by assigning separate icon for each categories.

In this article, we will talk about how to categorically represent point GIS data using Icon Style tool of IGISMap and will walk through the steps to style your data categorically like the following

Administrative Locations in London

Uploading the data

For the demonstration, we will upload the point GIS data of administrative buildings locations in London city and categorize it based on types. First lets upload this data using Upload Vector File tool of IGISMap.

Click https://map.igismap.com/upload-vector-files to open Upload Vector File tool.

After opening the Upload Vector File tool, here we can upload required the vector data in any of the following vector formats.

GML, KML, KMZ, GeoJSON, TopoJSON, GPX, GPS, GPKG, ODS, MAPINFO, SOLITE, ESRI SHAPEFILE DXF MID. MIF, PDF

Upload Vector File

In the Select Layer section we have to click on Browse and select the input file from the system, which is the GIS data of administrative building locations in Lonndon named as London_admins. After opening the file, click Upload.

Uploading the file

After uploading, input GIS data will be visible on the IGISMap screen, represented by default icon style as shown below.

Point GIS Data plotted on map

Open IGISMap Icon Style tool

After adding the input GIS data, we can style the points categorically using Icon Style tool. For accessing the tool, click Tools button at the upper left side of screen to open the map tools popup. Then select Icon Style tool listed under Style Your Data section.

Map Tools

We can also open the Icon Style tool by going to the More option of input point data and choose the Icon Style from the Edit Style option.

More options

Styling point GIS data categorically

After the tool appears, we have to select the layer from Select Layer section which is the London_admins data that is published in this map and then we have to click Next option.

Select Layer

Then the Edit Layer section is appeared. Here we have to choose Category Icon. Now in the Attribute field, select admin field to categorize the point data based on its individual attributes values. You can also assign a default icons size to applied for every icon style in the Set Market Size box.

Icon Style – Category Icon

In the Icon Overlap, you can change the option between True or False. Choose True if you want the icons to be overlapping when the map is zoomed out. Select False if you want to see every point icons any zoom extend of the map.

After selecting the required attribute field, all individual values will be listed with different icons assigned for each category, with default marker size. We can change the icons for each category by selecting the edit option and choosing the right icon from the list provided. We can also assign appropriate marker size for each category at Set Marker Size section.

Setting Icon and Marker Size

After editing we have to click on Save Style for styling the point data.

Save the Style after Edit Layer

Following all the process we get the desired output on the screen of IGISMap.

Point Map by Icon Style

Create grid layer over England national boundary

GIS solutions are based on mathematical and geometrical models applied on location integrated data. Most GIS software have mapping platforms built on these models that support geospatial data and tools for creating, editing and analysing these data. Tools for creating new GIS data with respect to the input GIS data plays an important role in geospatial operation. Creating Voronoi polygons, polygon to point conversion, create buffer layer etc are some of the important tools. Developing grid strcuture over the area of interest is a process that has important application in GIS. Simply understanding grids are intersection of coordinates addressing latitude and longitude data. For example, if we add index to the boxes created by grid then we can easily identify agricultural lands, settlement area, parks, stadium, forests, etc.

Most GIS software provides the tool to create grids based on an input GIS data. But using these software require adequate traning and knowledge in GIS concept. Here is why IGISMap become an important tool in GIS industry.

IGISMap is a GIS based web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. The peculiarity of IGISMAP in the GIS Industry is its UI/UX that helps the user to perform effortless geospatial operations.

IGISMap Create Grid tool

Create Grid tool of IGISMap lets you create grids over your GIS data in just two steps and lets you publish as a GIS layer in your map, where you can further download in any GIS format. You can create grid layer using GIS data of any spatial vector structure. In this article, we will talk about using Create Grid tool for creating grid, like the following. 

Grid Layer Created

To navigate directly to use this tool, refer link attached here. https://map.igismap.com/grid-polygon

Create Grid tool

Add GIS data to create grid layer

First step of the Create Grid tool is Select Layer, where you need to provide the input GIS data. There are three options to add your data:

  • Select
  • Create Data
  • Add GIS Data

Using Select option, you can input your data by selecting the data that is already uploaded in your map.

Select Data

If the user wants to add the vector data in the form of point, line or polygon then click on Create Data and select the option using Create Polygon, Create Line or Create Point.

Create Data

IGISMap provides you with Add GIS Data tool that provides GIS vector layers of administrative boundaries such as country, states, districts, provinces, postcode boundaries and other geographical features such as roads, farmlands, waterbody etc. These data are made available for more than 30 countries, 51 US states and few spatial data of globally distributed features. 

In this article, we will use Add GIS Data option to add the data for working with Create Grid tool. And we will use National Outline Polygon GIS Data of England from Add GIS Data to demonstrate the steps. First let’s select the Country Name from the list below provided or you can search the name in the search box. Here we will select United Kingdom, from the list to add grid over country England.

Add GIS Data

Add Input Data

In this article, lets add the GIS data of the national boundary of England from IGISMap GIS data collection as input data.

Add GIS Data

Select United Kingdom in the Select Country section and choose the data england national boundary from the administrative layer list and click add layer button.

Add GIS Data – Select Country

If we need the desired portion of the selected GIS data, you can make use of the Crop Layer tool. Since this is a GIS data with single polygon feature of the national boundary of England, lets directly click Add layer to add the data as input layer for creating grid.

Add GIS Data – Select Data

Enter the range for the grid

After selecting the input data, provide the range for each grid feature for your grid GIS data and click Submit.

Create Grid-Add Range

The grid polygons in specified range are added successfully to the base map. Users can observe that the gird layer is added as a separate layer to perform other geospatial operations.

Grid Created

When you click on any of added grid layer polygon then the details of longitude, latitude, country, etc. are mentioned with added layer to map index accordingly. These details can help the user to locate easily anywhere on the base map.

Details of added grid layer

To perform other geospatial options, click on More option present besides added grid layer. The geospatial options to Show Datatable, Show legend, Edit Style, Add/Merge/Split polygons, Export Layer and Delete Layer are available on IGISMap application.

More options to perform geospatial operations
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