The downloading of data from SWAD and SPA Database
into ArcMap was tested on ESRI® ArcMap 8.2™. If you have any
problems please contact Anthony
, your computing support or ESRI
For instructions on using ArcView click here
These instructions assume a basic knowledge about ArcMap.
Instructions on importing sites into ArcMap
|Downloading data from SWAD and SPA Database:
- First search either the SWAD or SPA Database. This should produce
a list of sites, at the base of which will be an option to download
a file that can be imported into either ArcMap or ArcView.
- Choose the ArcMap option and click on the download file button.
After a short pause a dialogue box will appear asking whether you
wish save a file called arcmapfile.csv to disk. Click
on the OK button and save the file to an appropriate
folder. You can rename the file to whatever you want, but keep the
.csv suffix. (Note that file you have downloaded
contains a list of files with XY coordinates as Ordnance Survey northings
|Importing arcmapfile.csv into ArcMap:
- Open ArcMap and load a map of Scotland or the part of Scotland you
are interested in.
- Click on the Add
- Select arcmapfile.csv (or whatever you have named
the file) and load file.
- The file should now be loaded and displayed in the Table of Contents
(TOC) on the left hand side of the screen.
- Right click with the mouse on the reference to the file you have
just loaded in the TOC and select Display
- A Display XY Data
window will appear. Select Eastings for the X
Field and Northings for the Y Field.
- The file should now appear in the TOC as an Event
and the sites should be represented as dots on your map.
|Setup the hyperlink option in ArcMap:
- Right click on the Event and choose Properties...
from the base of the menu.
- In the Layer Properties Window which is now open
select the Display tab, select Support Hyperlinks,
choose URL from the drop down list and select URL
from the next options. The form should look
like this. Choose OK.
|Select a site and query SWAD or SPA Database:
- Click the yellow Hyperlink
symbol on the Tool Bar which should be visible next to your map.
- Select the site you want more information about by clicking on it
with the left mouse button. Your browser should be automatically launched
and the results of your search displayed.