Supported formats & encoding

This page describes the supported format by Youmaps Studio.

Supported Formats

Below are the supported datasets and their requirements:

File Type
Requirements

CSV

All columns are separated by semicolon ';' or comma ','
Several cases are supported:

  • Single address field
  • Multi address fields
  • A latitude column and a longitude column with coordinate in WGS84

Extra feature:
The user can perform a join operation with another mapdata.

XLS (Excel 2003)

All columns are separated by semicolon ';'
Several cases are supported:

  • Single address field
  • Multi address fields
  • A latitude column and a longitude column with coordinate in WGS84

XLSX (Excel 2007 and above)

All columns are separated by semicolon ';'
Several cases are supported:

  • Single address field
  • Multi address fields
  • A latitude column and a longitude column with coordinate in WGS84

ESRI Shapefiles

The file extension must be .zip.
The zip file must contain mandatory files:
.shp (shape format, the feature geometry itself)
.shx (shape index format, a positional index of the feature geometry to allow seeking forwards and backwards quickly)
.dbf (attribute format, columnar attributes for each shape, in dBase IV format)
.prj (projection format, the coordinate system and projection information, a plain text file describing the projection using well-known text format)

JPG

The raster should not exceed 5MB.

PNG

The raster should not exceed 5MB.

KML

Supported geometry type are : point, polyline and polygon.

GeoJSON

The file extension must be .geojson.

GPX (GPS Exchange Format)

The file extension must be .gpx.

MapInfo TAB

The file extension must be .zip.
The zip must contain mandatory files:
.tab (The ASCII file that is the link between all other files and holds information about the type of data set file )
.dat (The file that stores the attribute data. This is a dBase III DBF file)
.map (Stores the graphic and geographic information needed to display each vector feature on a map)
.id (Stores information linking graphic data to the database information. This contains a 4-byte integer index into the MAP file for each feature).

Supported Encoding

Below is described the supported encoding format for all files (csv, shapefile, and so on):

Encoding
Description

UTF-8

The encoding of your files must be UTF-8.

UTF-8 is the standard encoding format allowing to encode most of the languages (English, French, Japaneze, ...).

For more information, please visit the following documentation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8