Import Polygons Dialog

Import Polygons dialog

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

Convert To

Select whether the polylines should be converted to shapes, or tracks.

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 or track 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.

Extent

The upper right and lower left bounds of the polygon 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.

Tip

  • In the example above, the shapefile contained the boundaries of all open recreational space in town. The data in the shapefile was classified as Town, State, or Federal land. These distinctions weren't needed in the map I was preparing, so I chose <NONE> in the Type field, and entered Park as the Type Prefix. All of the polygons in the shapefile will be imported as shapes of type "Park" in ExpertGPS.
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