I have a CSV text file which i got from GBIF containing a species distribution. How would I arrange it so that I could display it in DIVA GIS?


Use function Import Points to Shapefile from text file - Data --> Import Points to Shapefile --> From text file

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Than set input and output file path, field delimiter is Tab. Set coordinates columns - coordinates in GBIF csv are stored in columns decimallongitude and decimallatitude. Hit Apply.

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Note: Since shapefiles has 10 character limit of field name, you will see some pop-ups noting this. Don't worry to proceed, filed names will by automatically shortened.

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