Importing Coordinates

Caution: importing this way will allow duplicate nodes to be created, so please do not re-import coordinates that are already in the database.

A list of coordinates already in the database can be seen here: http://www.protichnoctem.com/nodakpaleo/?q=coordinates

This page to import: http://www.protichnoctem.com/nodakpaleo/?q=import/coordinates_csv
There is a link to download a template CSV file on that page.

Fields (starred are required)

*Waypoint_name
Used as a unique identifier.

*locality
Locality with which these coordinates are associated. Needs to match the format of an existing Locality node, e.g., "L6516 Das Goods" to complete the node reference. A list of existing Locality nodes can be found here.

Proj
Projection/Datum. WGS 84, etc.

ELEV
Elevation (ft)

ftplusminus
Elevation Accuracy (ft)

EL/m
Elevation (m)

mplusminus
Elevation Accuracy (m)

INT
How the elevation was determined. Topo map, GPS, Jacob's staff, etc.

LT
Latitude in decimal degrees. Negative values for South.

LG
Longitude in decimal degrees. Negative values for West.

position_error_m
Possible error in geographic position in meters.

Z
UTM zone.

UTMe
UTM Easting

UTMn
UTM Northing

waypoint_page
Page in Biblio reference from which coordinates information was drawn.

description
Description or other useful information relating to these coordinates.

gpsdevice
If applicable, the name of the GPS device used to determine the coordinates. Taxonomy term.

collector
Person who figured out the coordinates or took the GPS reading. Needs to match the format of an existing Person node, e.g., "Lastname, Firstname I." to complete the node reference.

biblioreference
Reference for the coordinates. Needs to match the format of an existing Biblio node, e.g., "Hartman field notes 2000, v. III" to complete the node reference.

*waypoint_type
Possible values:
- Center
- Edge
- Photo

arbitrary
Coordinates based on plotting an arbitrary area, such as the middle of a PLSS township or section.
Possible values:
- 1
- 0