Once you create a map with BatchGeo, you can update it whenever needed. You can copy your data from the map editing screen, keep a spreadsheet updated separately, or even update the data directly. Whenever you add a new location, want to update a location, or need to change or add metadata fields to your map, the map editing feature gets you back to the familiar, simple, and powerful BatchGeo map making screen.
You can edit a map using the special link we email to you after you save your map. Just look for an email from BatchGeo with your map title in the subject line. Or, if you have lost the edit URL to your map, you can use the retrieve map links tool on our help page.
We made this video to show all the details you need to edit your map data. It's as easy as these four steps:
You can then save the map directly or walk through the steps to double check your settings. In complex scenarios, like if you add or reorder entire columns, you'll want to ensure the advanced options match your expectations.
BatchGeo makes it extremely easy to create new maps, and we bring this same interface to map editing. We know most of our users start their map-making adventures in Excel or other spreadsheet software. BatchGeo takes over for your spreadsheet to provide a visual representation and help with data analysis. Our map service obviously doesn't replace your spreadsheet, so consider these tips for maintaining your map data:
In addition to these tips, we've put together some common examples of adding, removing, and reordering the data within your map.
You'll find times that you merely want to add a few more rows to your map. It's important to remember to paste all of your data, not just what's new. BatchGeo is tuned to make it easy to add data from spreadsheets, which means we capture and interpret your pasted data. Anything pasted into the Edit Map Data box will overwrite your existing data.
To avoid losing a bunch of markers and the underlying data, add the rows to your spreadsheet, then paste all of the data (including the header row) over your existing map data.
From time to time, you may want to remove data from your map. While you can try editing the Edit Map Data box directly, this is not recommended, as you could accidentally remove more than intended. Here are two ways to remove data from your map:
In either case, remember to click the Save button to save your map without the data you've chosen to remove.
When you have all the data you want on your map, you may also want to change the order of your data. For the most part, the order in the spreadsheet doesn't matter because BatchGeo lots your data geographically, according to location columns in your spreadsheet.
There are a couple times when you may wish to adjust the order:
Now that your data is in the proper order, it's time to turn it into a BatchGeo map if you haven't already. Create your first map here.