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How to convert WKT to Shapefile in Excel

6 June, 2018

In this post we look at how to convert spatial data from WKT format to Shapefile directly in Excel.

FAQ: Differences Between GIS.XL And Other GIS Tools

10 May, 2018

I often get a question about the difference between GIS.XL and other GIS apps such as QGIS. Especially GIS specialists often asks me if they need GIS.XL when they can do everything in QGIS. Partly that’s true. But the difference is in the workflow.

How to Special Color Palettes

20 April, 2018

An important part of the add-in functionality is the visualization of excel data on maps. At work with the GIS.XL add-in you can create a visualization where continuous or categorical variables are encoded to polygon (or line, or point) color. In the base version, the add-in allows you to use only simple color palettes (two-color palette and rainbow palette). Since 2.0 version has been added support for 54 new special color palettes.

FAQ: Is GIS.XL Add-in an Alternative to ArcGIS Maps for Office?

10 April, 2018

Sometimes I get a question about whether the GIS.XL add-in is an alternative to ArcGIS Maps for Office. It all depends on how you need to work with your spatial data in Excel. This article reflects my point of view.

FAQ: One License on Several Computers

26 March, 2018

This post should clarify one frequently asked question - can I use one GIS.XL license on multiple computers?

GIS.XL 2.0 Has Been Actualized

20 February, 2018

Based on comment from user, I updated the GIS.XL add-in.

GPX Files in Excel

20 November, 2017

An important feature of the GIS.XL add-in is import of GPX files. This feature has been added to version 2.0 and is used for direct and rapid import of spatial data from GPX files to Excel. GPX or GPS Exchange Format is an XML schema designed as a common GPS data format for software application. It can be used to describe waypoints, tracks and routes. This format is open and data can be interchanged between GPX devices and software applications.

FAQ: How to Export Large Shapefiles to Excel

25 October, 2017

Occasionally I receive a question: How many shapefile features can be exported to a spreadsheet at once? Users have this problem with the third-party products, where the maximum number of exported spatial features is strictly limited.

Documentation for GIS.XL 2.0 is Ready

28 July, 2017

Since I released a new version of the GIS.XL add-in that includes many new functions, I also updated the documentation.

New Features GIS.XL 2.0

26 June, 2017

From today, you can download and install new version of the GIS.XL add-in. This add-in serves to work with spatial data directly inside the Excel.

GIS.XL 2.0 is Comming

20 June, 2017

In a short time (a few days), new updated version of the GIS.XL add-in will be released. Visually, the add-in is changed only a little. Updated were practically all the functions and completely new has been added. These new functions significantly expand the add-in usability. The following post describes in detail all the news.

GIS.XL 1.0 - Use Case

25 January, 2017

The following video shows a real application of GIS.XL add-in in practice. Instructional video was created on demand and real data of one customer. For video tutorial was used immunization data from Bangladesh.

GIS.XL Newsletter [2]

30 October, 2016

Newsletter describes GIS.XL news from the last 6 months. News can be divided into two groups:

Important Update of GIS.XL & Map.XL Add-in [4]

26 September, 2016

If you tried GIS.XL and Map.XL add-ins on the latest Excel versions, you may have noticed that they did not work always correctly. This was due to an important actualization in the architecture of MS Office applications.

GPS Track Points in Excel

11 September, 2016

GIS.XL add-in allows you to work also with data that has linear character - connected set of points (lines). About lines in GIS.XL is the following post. I will show you, how to create a line map layer and how to export GPX data to a Shapefile.

GIS.XL Add-in Update [3]

8 September, 2016

In the function Excel to GIS – Update Attribute Table I found a bug.

How to Convert Map Coordinates in Excel

14 June, 2016

This post shows you how to convert coordinates between different map projections directly in Excel.

How to Install Add-ins Correctly

17 May, 2016

Some users have reported problems with the add-in installation. At the installation, the process terminates with an error message and add-in could not be installed. How to fix this problem?

Map.XL – Online Maps in Excel

12 May, 2016

For a new version of GIS.XL add-in I worked with online base maps.

How to Create ArcGIS Shapefiles from Excel table

10 May, 2016

The basic function of GIS.XL add-in is the data export from Excel to shapefile. Exactly for this purpose was add-in created and other features have been added later. In this post I show how to create point shapefile from data inExcel table.

GIS.XL Newsletter [1]

8 May, 2016

It’s been three months from the public launch. What has happened? How the project continues? Answers to these questions you will find in the following text.

User Manual for GIS.XL 1.0

6 May, 2016

User manual for GIS.XL add-in is available in the PDF format.

How to Import Shapefiles to Excel

4 May, 2016

Using GIS.XL add-in you can work with ArcGIS shapefiles directly inside the Excel window. You can import, visualize, create, update, export shapefile or use it as a basis for further statistical analysis. In this post, we will show how to import shapefiles to Excel and how to work with multiple layers in the Map Panel.

How to Enable / Disable GIS.XL Add-in in Excel

1 May, 2016

After installing the GIS.XL add-in, it will starts automatically, every time you start the Excel. This option (automatic start) can be changed to start only to user request.

GIS.XL 1.0 Add-in Update [2]

28 April, 2016

In the last time I actively work with the GIS.XL add-in. I found that at a certain setup the function Special – Polygon Stat displays incorrect statistical results.

How to Activate / Deactivate Your License

24 April, 2016

Post describes how to activate and deactivate the full version of GIS.XL add-in.

GIS.XL 1.0 Add-in Update [1]

19 March, 2016

From today you can download updated version of GIS.XL add-in.

Update of Installation Package

15 March, 2016

If you tested GIS.XL add-in for spatial data processing in Excel, some of you could have noticed that selected functions did not work properly.

Philosophy of GIS.XL Add-in

9 March, 2016

In article is described the philosophy on which was built architecture and functionality of the GIS.XL add-in. During development, I tried to create an efficient tool for work with spatial data and maps in Excel. The basic mantra in its development was the simplicity and robustness.

How to Install / Uninstall GIS.XL Add-in

4 March, 2016

Installing the GIS.XL add-in is very easy.

GIS.XL 1.0 - Introduction

28 February, 2016

This post introduces new tool, named GIS.XL.

Getting Started

22 February, 2016

I'm glad to announce the launch of a new project. If you are working with spatial data, I’m sure that you've already noticed one think. Dynamically changed data are stored and transferred mostly in the form of Excel files. In many areas are Excel files de facto a standard for small data sets.