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Import geofences

In case you need to add a large amount of geofences to your account it’s a way quicker to import all of them from a file rather than create manually one by one. You can import geofence data to the system from two types of files:

  • Excel
  • KML (formed with Google Earth or other accounting data systems)

Excel import

Please note that from Excel files you can only import circle geofences.

To start importing from a file:

  1. Choose the “Geofences” tool.
  2. Press Import geofences.
  3. Сlick on “Circle geofences import”.
Import geofences

In the window that opened, you can download our File example to quickly import your geofences, as well as choose a geocoder (an address book) and allow the usage of file headers.

When preparing a file, it’s highly recommended that you add a single row at the top of your spreadsheet that will act as the headers (or label) for each column. Adding them will ensure a correct synchronization. If you don’t have headers, that’s fine — you’ll have the option to create your own headers during the import process.

To prepare a file:

  1. Download the File example.
  2. Add information about your geofences to the file.
  3. Make sure your file contains information on label (name), address, longitude, latitude, and geofence radius.
  4. After you’ve filled in all the columns, save the file on your PC.

How do I upload the file?

Once the file is ready, you can start importing. To do it, head back to the Geofences Import starting window, click on the “Select” button, then find the file on your PC and upload it to the platform. Proceed by clicking the “Next” button – a new window with the column names will appear. After checking that everything is correct, you can complete the import.

If some data is missing – the system will offer you to specify it. If there are any blank fields left – the geofences are not going to be imported.

KML import

From KML files you can download geofences of any shape.

To start importing from a file:

  1. Choose the “Geofences” tool.
  2. Press “+”
  3. Click on “Geofences import from KML”.
  4. Click on the “Browse” button to select the needed KML file on your computer.
  5. Change the default radius.
  6. Once you have selected the needed file, click “Upload”.
Import geofences
Import geofences

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