How To Bulk Upload Places

From the Dashboard, start by going to the Places tab.

Click the Multiple Places button, and upload your CSV file. It's that easy!



How To Format Your CSV File


You will need to add specific column headers to your CSV file. For a circular geofence, add these headers below:

  • Name

  • Category

  • Type

  • Address

  • Lat

  • Lon

  • Radius

  • Coordinates

For a polygon, you will need to add the Latitude and Longitude for each point of the polygon under the Coordinates header. The column headers will be slightly different:

  • Name

  • Category

  • Type

  • Address

  • Coordinates


Why The Column Headers Are Important

Name

This will be the name of the place that you will see in the Places List View. Make sure the name is detailed enough to be recognizable later on.

Category

This is arguably the most important identifier when uploading multiple places at once. The category is how you will group and sort your places in the platform. Make sure to group your places into categories in your CSV file to make it easier to sort in the platform. You can create categories in the Places modal.



A few smart ways to categorize:

  • Location (state, city, zipcode, etc.)

  • Type (billboard, restaurant, store location, etc.)

  • Events (sporting events, tradeshows, advertising locations, etc.)

  • Verticals & Market Segments (all the locations related to a certain product or industry)

Type

You must define the shape of your geofence. You can choose between Circle and Polygon.

Address

Add the address of the location you would like to import. Make sure to use the address found on Google maps.

Latitude

For circular geofences, you must include the latitude of the location you would like to import.

Longitude

For circular geofences, you must include the longitude of the location you would like to import.

Radius

Define the radius size of the geofence you would like to import. The radius size is measured in meters.

Coordinates

For polygon geofences, you do not need to include latitude and longitude columns, but you do need to add the latitude and longitude of each point of the polygon in the Coordinates column (refer to screenshot above).

Once you upload the CSV file, you should see all of your places listed in the places list view if you formatted the file completely.

For any questions, reach out to info@boardactive.com for more help.

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