Robhale77


Hi,

I'm new to the local.live mapping system and need a way of adding location push-pins in batches, I have a CSV text file with about 100 locations - is there any way of importing these into a saved map

Thanks

Rob



Re: Batch Location Additions / Location Import

Derek Chan


You'll need some work to convert that CSV file to the appropriate GeoRSS file. You'll need to upload the GeoRSS file onto local.live (see the collections tab in local live) and then call it back in your VE application. More information (and on what a GeoRSS file format is) here:

http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/ref/HTML/WorkingWithLayers.htm

Hope that helps





Re: Batch Location Additions / Location Import

robhale771

That's great, thanks!





Re: Batch Location Additions / Location Import

Derek Chan

Glad I could help.

This topic also has been discussed pretty much in length in older threads too, so if you get stuck first I'd recommend you look up "geoRSS" inside the search textbox.  It'd be hard to convert a CSV file into a geoRSS, but its possible to write an app that creates the xml format (in .NET say, using XMLBuilder and appending to nodes) and then reading off of the file.