Step-by-step guide to the Map your own data tool

The step-by-step guide to using the Map your own data tool is provided below; please also refer to the requirements for your data information on this page.

  1. Click on one of the five geography tabs - LGA single map, LGA double map, PHA single map, PHA double map and Postal Areas single map. The loading speed of maps may vary depending on the speed of your browser and/or your internet connection.
  2. To commence loading your data, click on the Upload Data icon at the top left of the map interface.
  3. An Add Your Data pop-up window will appear where you can follow the steps.
  4. Click on the link Download the example data and follow the instructions in the downloaded csv. file which you open in excel to add in your data.
    Note:
    • You must match your areas (eg postcodes) with those in the csv file.
    • Remove any areas in your list that are not in the csv file (advise us if you think there is a problem with the csv list).
    • Leave blank any areas in the csv that are not in your data.
    • Make sure you copy from the 'ID' cell as instructed, not from the 'NAME' cell.
      This example data file can be used to trial the Local Government Areas map. This will allow you to map the percentage of the population aged 15 to 24 years who were learning or earning at the 2016 Census.
  5. After pasting the data into the box, click on the Upload button at the bottom right of the pop-up window.
    Note: The loading speed of maps for this step may vary depending on the speed of your browser and/or internet connection.
  6. To save your data, click the Save Data icon at the top left of your map interface.
  7. A link to your data is then generated. You can revisit your data by bookmarking this link. You can also share your data with others by copying and pasting this link in an email. Alternatively, you can click on the Share button at the top right of the map interface to generate html code to emded into a web page.
  8. To download your data, click the download button box at the top right of the data table and hit Ctrl-A on your keyboard to select all. You can then paste the data into Excel.
  9. Click on the Select Data button and select your data from the drop-down list to populate the map (in the Double map template, repeat this in the second map to compare with another indicator).
  10. To save your map as image file (including enlarging it), click on the Download or Enlarge arrows at the top right of the map itself. The Download feature for the map is not working and ESRI have been contacted to fix it. In the meantime you can get an image of the map by clicking on ‘Share’ and then cropping the image to show just the map.
  11. To print your map, click on the Print button on the right-hand-side of the map.
  12. For further information on the features of the InstantAtlas mapping software, read the help files by clicking on the Help button on the right-hand-side of the map.
Further information

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