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Loading Formatted Data

We can turn your location-based data into a searchable, interactive map for your users on both our site and on your site.

Free Service

If you have data that would be of use to citizens of a city, a state, or the nation, we can turn your data into a map on our site. This service is free if you can provide the data in XOMGL formatted XML or CSV (including latitude and longitude). After your intial data load, the maps can be updated for free on a regular basis (usually monthly) with your incremental data.

Once loaded and live, you can link to our maps from your website, thus getting your information to the public quickly and efficiently, in a format that they can understand.

You also have the option of embedding an interactive map of your data into your site.

Open Muncipal Geodata Standard Format

The Open Muncipal Geodata Standard provides a way to format your data for internet-based mapping solutions. It is perfect for any municpal or government agency looking to create useful maps for thier citizens, and it also works well for private company's data.

For each location you want to map, you provide certain required or optional pieces of information. These can be provided as a spreadsheet or CSV file, or as XOMGL format if you'd like to automatically update your data from your server.

Required Location Details

  • Unique ID - Identifies the location so you can update it later if needed. Examples: "26", "342ax", "DJWU-339832-KS"
  • Name - Descriptive short title of the location/marker. Examples: "Assault with a Weapon (2 counts)", "City Cafe - Rating B+", "John Doe Smith - Unregistered"
  • Address - Street address of the location. Examples: "624 West Main St", "Baxter Ave and Cherokee Parkway", "Everett Ave"
  • City - City name of the location. Examples: "Louisville", "Queens", "Fargo"
  • State - State of the location. Examples: "KY", "NY", "CA"
  • Category ID - ID of the category this belongs to. Categories can be anything, like crime types, permit codes, or grades. This number ID just identifies them for your data. Examples: "1", "7", "23"
  • Latitude - Latitude coordinate of the location. Examples: "37.392984392"
  • Longitude - Longitude coordinate of hte location. Examples: "-84.239837184"

Optional Location Details

  • Description - Detailed HTML description. Example: "Sex: Male‹br/›Race: White‹br/›Details: Suspect attempted to rob victim at gunpoint."
  • Address 2 - Extra information about the location. Examples: "Apt 2", "USA Town Mall", "On the sidewalk"
  • Zip - Zip code of the location. Examples: "40206"
  • Date - ISO formatted date of the event/review/etc. Examples: "2005-09-28", "2009-02-01"
  • Full URL - Link to a page on your site with more information. Examples: "http://www.mywebsite.com/detailpage/infoonmyplace.htm"
  • Image Path - Full path to an image on your site. Examples: "http://www.mywebsite.com/images/locationimage2918.jpg"
  • Detail Link - True or false to show if this location links to a dynmaic page on your site that uses your Unique ID. Examples: "1", "0" for "http://www.mywebsite.com/detailpage/info.asp?id=[Unique ID]"
  • Details - Extended HTML description of your location for the detail page. This can be very long if needed. Example: "See case 29491-OE for more details..."

OMG Example

Download this spreadsheet to get started formatting your data by seeing a few examples.

Common Issues

I Can't Get My Data in this Format

Do not worry. This only applies if you want to load data for free. We can convert your data to the OMG Format for a small fee. See our Unformatted Data Loading page for more details.

I do not Have Latitude and Longitude

Do not worry. This only applies if you want to load data for free. We can geocode your data for a small fee. See our Geocoding page for more details.

 
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