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I have a CSV file with lat and long coordinates, is there a way I can convert it into a shapefile so as to generate a mobile network coverage map like the AT&T image I have attached.

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If you don't have a 3D Analyst license, you can do this:

Add the CSV file to ArcMap, right-click on it and select Display XY data. Select appropriate values in the shown dialog, press OK. A new featureclass will be added to the map. Right-click on that, select Data, Export Data.

Alternatively, in ArcCatalog, right-click on the CSV file, select Create Featureclass, From XY table.

  • ok I am almost done downloading finishing up my ArcGis for desktop apparently its has the ArcMap tool you are referring to ? – Zidane Feb 8 '16 at 10:14
  • @Zidane, yes it does. – Berend Feb 8 '16 at 10:59
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What about to use ASCII 3D to feature class tool? If your point doesn't have Z value, you could use for Z value for expample value 1. I assume you have only X and Y values.

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    @Zidane: That tool is part of ArcGIS Desktop, but you need a 3D Analyst license to use it. – Berend Feb 8 '16 at 10:02
  • @Berend I have opted to use the trial version for now – Zidane Feb 8 '16 at 10:46
  • @Zidane: So you have acces to 3D Analys license? – david_p Feb 8 '16 at 11:12
  • @Berend I have now created my project in QGIS is there anyway I can port it to tilemill so that I can save it as mbTiles for use with mapbox – Zidane Feb 8 '16 at 13:22
  • @Zidane, Sorry I cannot help you with that. BTW it doesn't seem to be related to the original question, so please post it as a separate question. – Berend Feb 8 '16 at 13:56

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