Visualize Your Spatial Data Using the Upload Tool

The Upload Data feature is useful when you have spatial content you'd like to see in AssetAlly. Now, what kind of spatial content could this be? Maybe you have a shapefile from a CAD export or site developer you'd like to visualize. Maybe you have your own surveying equipment and want to take its X/Y coordinates to see if your utility locations are accurate. This data can all be imported and overlayed on top of all your existing GIS data!

To begin, click on the "Upload Data" button located on the Home tab.

You can choose any of the file types listed, then click the upload button. For this example, we will be uploading a shapefile (.shp).

Once uploaded, you can proceed to name your layer, choose the color, and select the style of preference for your data.

Once finished, click the proceed button to display your layer. As you can see, you can turn your layer on and off by clicking the box on the left hand side. You may also adjust the layer’s opacity by using the sliding bar next to it.

Uploading a .csv File

Another type of file you can upload is a .csv file. To do so, you repeat the steps mentioned previously.

Uploading this type of file is a bit different than a shapefile because it requires you to specify a few things. You'll need to know your X and Y axis columns and Spatial Reference (check with the person providing you with the file if you don't know what to choose). Once specified, you can once again choose your preferences for color, transparency, line style, etc.

Now that you've uploaded data into AssetAlly, you can actually save it using the projects features. This way you will not have to continue uploading the same data every time you open AssetAlly. Give it a try!