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.

File Format


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 as a latitude/longitude* using WGS84 (EPSG:4326) projection.

*only for Point features

WKT Examples
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))