Welcome to Simple GIS Client Tutorials page. This page contains several video tutorials covering the use of project templates to create new Simple GIS Client Projects.
Using the Street Atlas Project Template
This tutorial will demonstrate the use of the Street Atlas project template to create a detailed routable and geocoded street map for a selected state on your local machine. The Street Atlas project template is great for creating a detailed street map on your local laptop or Windows tablet device for offline use and for GPS tracking and navigation.
1:20 Creating a New Project from the Street Atlas Project Template
11:20 Overview of Map and Data in Street Atlas
14:07 GPS Position Tracking
22:18 Recording GPS Breadcrumbs
26:17 Calculate Routing in Simple GIS
30:27 Adding Points of Interest as Stops Along your Route
32:37 Adding Stops in Route Manually
33:47 Add Selected Points from Point Layer as Stops Along your Route
40:42 Nightime vs Daytime Mode
Using the Address Mapping Project Template
This tutorial demonstrates using the Address Mapping Project Template to batch geocode street address data from an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file into a new shapefile layer. The tutorial covers the available geocoding services availabe in Simple GIS, correcting addresses that could not be matched, as well as exporting the attribute data from the new shapefile to an Excel report with corresponding latitude and longitude coordinate generated from geocoding process.
0:00 Creating New Project Based on Address Mapping Project Template
1:20 Adding a Base Map to your Map
2:44 Selecting Geocode Service
5:40 Selecting and Configuring Excel or CSV File to Import
12:56 Correcting Address "No Matches"
14:33 Viewing Results on Map
15:35 Batch Geocoding in Simple GIS Projects (Not using Address Mapping Project Template)
16:35 Viewing Attribute Data of Point Imported
17:45 Revisiting Address "No Matches"
19:40 Exporting Data Back to Excel with Latitude and Longitude Coordinates
Using the Territory Mapping Project Template
This tutorial demonstrates using the Territory Mapping Project Template to create and manage territories in Simple GIS Client. This tutorial will demonstrate creating a base layer used for assigning and creating territories. It will cover appending data from external data sources, such as sales data or demographic data from the US Census Bureau to your base layer. I will also demonstrate how to create your territory assignment layer, using your appended data to help manage and balance territories. It will also show how to export territory assignments to an easy to read Excel spreadsheet.
0:00 Creating New Project Based on Territory Mapping Project Template
0:58 Installing the Simple Territory Mapper Plugin
3:09 Adding a Base Map to your Project
4:00 Creating a Base Territory Boundary Layer
6:24 Append Data from External Datasource to Base Territory Boundary Layer
10:55 Append US Census Demographic Data to your Base Territory Boundary Layer
12:22 Specifying Legend Symbols for Base Territory Boundary Layer and Creating Layer
14:14 Creating Territory Assignments Layer
17:10 Managing Territory Assignments
23:42 Export Territory Assignments to an Excel Spreadsheet
Using the Asset Management Project Template in Simple GIS
This tutorial demonstrates using the Asset Management Project Template to map and model physical assets as a shapefile GIS layer in Simple GIS Client. Simple GIS also allows you to record maintenance and inspection activities and keep a historical log of inspection and maintenance activities for reporting. In addition, users can define maintenance and/or inspection cycles to report on inpsections or maintenance coming due. With Simple GIS, users can define special fields such as photos and linked documents that allow the capture of photos, videos, manuals, etc. as part of the asset record which is demonstrated in this video.
0:00 Creating New Project Based on Asset Management Project Template
1:45 Adding a Base Map to your Map
3:30 Creating a New Layer for your Assets
3:48 Specifying a Filename for your New Layer
4:55 Specifying Geometry (Point, Polyline, or Polygon) for New Asset Layer
7:00 Specifying you want to keep Maintenance and/or Inspection Records for Asset
9:15 Specifying Attribute Fields for your New Asset Layer
17:02 Specifying Attribute Fields for Maintenance Records
21:48 Specifying Attribute Fields for Inspection Records
22:25 Importing Data from External Datasets, Excel, or CSV Files into New Asset Layer
29:23 Viewing Layer on Map
32:05 Viewing Attribute Data of Feature in Asset Layer
43:45 Generating Inspection or Maintenance Reports for Assets