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Data Preparation for Importing Custom Areas into ENVISION5 - CAN

ENVISION5 allows users to import custom areas in two ways:

  1. ENVISION5 allows users to import a list of geographic codes to create custom areas.

  2. ENVISION5 allows users to import spatial files of existing polygons to create custom areas.

 

  1. To import a list of geographic codes into ENVISION5:

  • The file needs to have at least one column containing the data, with at least one row containing the code for the specified geography.

    • For example, if you were importing a list of Census Divisions, you would need to have a field that contains the specific code for that geography, rather than the name. For more information about geographic codes, please see the Reference Document entitled: Standard Geography Codes and Names - Canada in the Help/Support section.

  • CSV is the suggested file format.
  • The first row immediately after the header row must contain data.
  • All special characters must be removed from the header row and file name.
    • "Special characters" can include characters such as: !@#$%^&*()+:?"/. Generally, the dash - and underscore _ are OK.

 

  • An example of a typical file may look like this:

                         

 

 

  1. To import spatial files of existing polygons into ENVISION5:
  • The polygons must be from MapInfo (.TAB), Esri (.SHP), or Alteryx (.YXDB).
  • Both Esri Shape files and MapInfo Tab files have additional components that must be present.

 

  • The associated files are as follows:

                                   

 

 

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