I have a .csv file that is an exported attribute table that I would like to reconstruct as a polyline shapefile (for reasons beyond my control I cannot access the original shapefile from which the .csv attribute table was exported, nor do I have access to metadata). To reconstruct the polylines, I must:
- Import the .csv file,
- Display the point data, then
- Connect the points in the correct order to make lines.
I am able to complete steps 1) and 2), but am having trouble with step 3).
It seems like each row represents a line and that the field "the_geom" contains the lat/long of the points that make up the line. I've tried unsuccessfully to use the xy to line and points to line tools to reconstruct.
How can I reconstruct these lines?