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Creating Data Sources

Creating a data source is great for recurring data requirements. If you data or single attributes of your data change frequently, a data source allows you to simply "sync" your data with Carta Maps with a single click.
Before starting your import, prepare your data first. Make sure you have at least one column to reference as the name or title of the location and then either an address field or separate latitude and longitude fields.
Once your data is ready, click on the "Import" icon on the left hand navigation menu.
Screenshot of the clicking on the import icon
This time, instead of "One Time Import" we will click on the "Recurring Import" button.
A full page popup will open with a button to "Add Source". Click here to start the multi-step wizard.
For now, we only support Google Sheets, so select that option and click "Next Step".
Provide the required fields, a name for your data source and the Google Sheets URL.
Screenshot of the data source form

This sheet must be a public sheet.

Clicking on "Next Step" will allow you to map your data fields into Carta Map required fields. Only required fields are the Name and the Address or the Latitude/Longitude fields. If latitude and longitude fields are found, they will take precedent, otherwise, we will geocode the address for you.
Screenshot of the our data mapping wizard

Image fields must be URLs to publicly available images.

When complete, hit import and watch as all your data is imported seamlessly.