Enter Geospatial Data in the Data Entry Form

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There are several options to enter geospatial data into IMSMANG:

  • Manual Data Entry
  • Drawing on the Map
  • Importing from Excel spreadsheet
  • Importing as a shapefile

To enter the geospatial data into IMSMANG, click on File:Pencil.pngicon on the data entry form.

The interface to enter geospatial data mainly or by drawing on the map consists of two tables: a Points table, and a Polygon and Polyline Points table.

Point and Polygon/Polyline List Window

Buttons for Entering Geospatial Data
Button Description
Preview Geospatial Data Allows you to preview the geospatial data on the map.
Draw on Map Allows you to record the geospatial data by drawing on the map.
Add Allows you to manually enter geospatial data.
Modify Allows you to manually change the selected point.
Delete Allows you to remove the selected point.
Import Points Allows you to import geospatial data from a spreadsheet.

From the Point and Polygon/Polyline List window, you can enter geospatial points in one of several ways: manually (see Manual Geospatial Data Entry), by drawing on the map (see Draw on the Map to Specify Geographic Coordinates), by importing data from excel spreadsheet (see Import Geospatial Data from Excel), or from the shapefile (see Import Geospatial Data from Shapefile).

You have to specify the Coordinate System and Coordinate Format you would like to use.
After you have entered the points, IMSMA displays the calculated area size and line length of the geospatial data on each of the summary windows.