Getting Your Data Into SpatialKey

    You can import your data into SpatialKey in multiple different ways. Let’s explore these different import options to see which makes the most sense for your data. Data Upload Wizard The Data Upload Wizard is available from within the SpatialKey application and allows users to import CSV or shapefiles. The upload wizard can be triggered a couple different […]

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    Data Upload Wizard

    The Data Upload Wizard is the most common way to import data into SpatialKey. This article will walk through the steps of importing a dataset for the first time as well as updating or appending to an existing dataset, all using the Data Upload Wizard. We will also take a quick look at the abbreviated Data […]

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    Type of Data That Works Best in SpatialKey

    Data Format Data exists in many formats so it is important to understand what data formats SpatialKey supports. CSV files (e.g. file containing list of homes for sale, census records, schedule of insurance locations, etc.) Vector data (e.g. hail footprints, geopolitical boundaries, etc.) Raster data (e.g. flood zones, earthquake rating territories, etc.) – not supported […]

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    Best Practices for Preparing Data

    One of the many powerful features of SpatialKey is its ability to work with virtually any kind of information and the simplicity of getting that information into the application quickly and easily.  With that said, in order to best utilize SpatialKey, there are some things that you should be familiar with.  What follows in this […]

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    API and Integration Documentation

    SpatialKey supports a variety of integration options and APIs to help our systems talk to your systems. We even have a version of the Data Management API that doesn’t require any programming knowledge to use! Check out the list below for details on our APIs. You’ll find instructions on how to get started and links to […]

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    Sample CSV Data

    Jump right in and try out SpatialKey using sample data! SpatialKey unlocks the full potential of time- and location-based information like nothing else out there. In minutes, you can upload a data file and create and share interactive time- and map-based analyses and reports. Even if you’re new to SpatialKey, it’s easy to start exploring […]

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    Providing Data Types In CSV Headers

    Column data types can be defined prior to upload into SpatialKey.  Simply enter “|[Data Type]|[Subtype]” after the header names in your CSV file and SpatialKey will automatically assign the provided data types during Upload. We expect this feature will be especially useful for clients who frequently create datasets with the same structure – it will […]

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    Working With Foreign Language Characters

    SpatialKey supports a wide range of languages and characters in datasets uploaded as CSV files. In most cases if the data looks right on your computer before uploading, it will appear correctly in SpatialKey. However, this doesn’t always produce perfect results. There are some manual steps you can take to ensure the best support for […]

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    Geocoding Options

    Let’s start with the question, what is geocoding?  A geocoder translates address information into latitude and longitude coordinates, which can be used for spatial and other geographic analysis.  Generally, the quality of a geocoding solution is measured by its precision and accuracy.  These are influenced directly by the completeness and resolution of a geocoder’s underlying […]

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    Thematic Mapping

    This article will walk you through everything you need to know about thematic mapping in SpatialKey. What is a thematic map? What thematic options do I have in SpatialKey? I’ve set up thematic boundaries, now what? There are a lot of thematic options, but once you set your data up a couple of times, you […]

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