Global Mapper v25.0

Export areas, edit & reimport

landryg Global Mapper User
I'm wanting to add additional attributes to an existing shapefile of area features.  Is there a way to export the shapefile, add attributes via excel and re import?


  • bmg_bob
    bmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer
    Answer ✓

    As far as I can tell, it is possible to edit the DBF that contains shapefile attributes in Excel (I used 2010), but Excel can't export the DBF.  Your best bet is probably to export a comma-separated value (CSV) file from Excel and use Global Mapper to join the CSV with your loaded data.  


  • landryg
    landryg Global Mapper User
    I'll give this a shot next time I have a similar project come up. Thank you Bob.
  • landryg
    landryg Global Mapper User
    Figured it out like you said bob. 
    The original file I had had unique identifiers (like "lndky); so by making a separate CSV that had a "lndky" column and all the attributes I wanted to add, I was able to link them using the "JOIN TABLE" function.

    Thank you!