How can I create a simple map from scratch?

To create simple map start with signing in. Press sign in located in the header.

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Click on Create A New Map from the header to start the Map Creation Wizard.

Start by selecting the data source of your map. There a different datasources for maps:

  • Empty Map: to create an empty map and start drawing locations on the map.
  • From Excel: to create a map by importing an Excel file that contains the name of administrative regions of the MENA countries.
  • From GPS X,Y Locations: to create a map by importing an excel file that contains the X,Y coordinates of the locations on the map.
  • From ESRI Shapefile: to create a map by importing an ESRI shapefile.

After selecting the datasource of the map, you have to fill in the map info.

Map Info are the basic information needed for a map to be created. You have to fill in the following information:

  • Name of the map
  • Map Categories: One or more topics for the map. You have to select from the predefined list.
  • Map Counties: One or more countries of the map. You have to select from the predefined list of countries.
  • Description of the map: a descriptive text of the map to tell other tahaki users about your map.

Select your map template:

Set Your Data Structure:

Start Mapping:

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