Import Layer

Quickly and easily bring data into iamGIS by importing a layer.

NOTE: Access limited to Admins only

Quickly and easily bring data into iamGIS by importing a layer. The imported data can be used to create a new layer, replace an existing layer, or can be appended to an existing layer.


A shapefile is an Esri vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. It is stored as a set of related files.

Select SHP to import data using shapefiles. You can select the required files individually or compressed in a .zip file.


A CSV (comma separated values) file is a plain text file that contains a collection of data.

Select CSV to import data using a CSV file. The CSV file must contain a column named Location that contains the feature location in well-known text (WKT) or [if a Point location] one of the following alternate formats using WGS84 (EPSG:4326) projection.

Well-known text (WKT)

POINT(-85.199622 39.340608)
LINESTRING (-85.199622 39.340608, -85.200551 39.340567)
POLYGON((-85.199622 39.340608, -85.200551 39.340567, -85.199622 39.340608))

Point formats

Lat Lon: 39.340608, -85.199622
Dec Degs: 39.3406080°, -85.1996220°
Dec Degs Micro: 39.3406080N,85.1996220W
Dec Degs Minutes: 39°20.43648', -85°11.97732'
Dec Degs Minutes Seconds: 39°20'26.1888", -85°11'58.6392"
UTM: 16S 655152mE 4356120mN
MGRS: 16SFJ5515256120
Plus Code: 86FP8RR2+65
What3words: late.decreasing.appealed