Import Points Dialog

Import Points dialog

Use the Import Points Dialog to specify which attributes from the shapefile are used for the label, description, and type fields in the imported waypoints.
Each attribute from the shapefile is listed, and the value of that attribute for the first object in the shapefile is listed in parenthesis.

Attributes

Label
Select an attribute from the shapefile to be used as a label.
Description
Select an attribute from the shapefile to be used as a description.
Type
Select an attribute from the shapefile to be used as the shape type.
Type Prefix
Enter a phrase which describes the categories of objects contained in the file. The type name that ExpertGPS generates for each object will consist of the Type Prefix, followed by the value of the Type attribute. In the example above, the type would be "Restaurant - Pizza".
Elevation
Select an attribute from the shapefile to be used as the waypoint elevation.
Elevation Units
Select Feet or Meters to match the units used in the shapefile.

Extent

The upper right and lower left bounds of the point data is displayed. ExpertGPS automatically determines whether the data is in an X,Y grid or in latitude,longitude format and displays appropriate coordinate formats below.

Coordinate Format

Select the coordinate format that was used when creating the shapefile. ExpertGPS will use the coordinate format you select as the default coordinate format.

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