2013-08-12: Got Coordinates? Need Coordinates?

There are various uses for using an X and Y coordinate pair when using a mapping system such as our EZ site and related viewers, however most of us will geocode a location with an address (see screenshot below for 6 S Congress St from our EZ Site).

Within the EZ Site we offer each address or parcel (label point) as X and Y coordinate pairs in the various coordinate systemsLat/Long, as USNG and as SC State Plane.

Here are the suggested tools for a few use cases:

  • What do you do if you want more specific point information through interacting with a map (Plot Coords)?
  • What if someone supplies you with Lat/Long coordinates and you need to plot those on the map (Enter Coords)?
  • Did someone give you a spreadsheet with Latitude in one column and Longitude in another, a long series of locations to plot at one time (Add CSV file)?

Don’t fret, the screenshots below describe the tools that allow you to accomplish just this.

EZ Site – Address and Parcel Report Page: Geographic Information

The Analysis Tab

The following graphic explains how to use the coordinate buttons and settings.

A graphic will appear on the map where you click or corresponding to an entered value.

On the Maps & Data Sources tab, use the ‘Add CSV file’ button to plot a series of locations on the map at one time. The CSV file should have this two column format: Latitude, Longitude

Note that what you added will display in the Map Layers list as a ‘graphics layer’ with the same name as your CSV. You can then symbolize the layer and make a printable map.

Opens a navigation window so that you can find and add a comma-delimited spreadsheet (CSV) with data to the map.

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