Create my first map

The objective of this exercice is to become familiar with the data import process and the map editor within eVouala. To do this, we will use open data from the City of Guelph.

1) Download the dataset ( required to complete this exercice. You will find:

  • Polling Stations
  • Wards
  • Streets
  • Property

Note: The data comes from the Guelph Open Data Site. (

2) Open the data importer by clicking on the '+' button in the main menu on the top right and import "Guelph Polling Stations" by clicking on the "Data Import" tab. Keep a meaningful name "Guelph Polling Stations".


Note: Click on the "Advanced..." button and activate the "Generate base form" option.

3) Repeat the previous step for "Wards", "Streets" and "Property".

Repeat this operation for "Wards", "Streets" and "Property". Notice the properties of the Data Sources in the Library.

4) Once the import is done, return to your Library to make sure you have selected the newly imported Data Source, then click the "Create Map" button on the far right.


5) Click on the Legend to open the Layer editor. Notice the options...

6) Select the "Polling Stations" layer. Then, click on the "New Class" button 3 times to cover the different types of buildings used as "Polling Stations".
You can change the name of each class in the "Name" field to have a Legend with more clarity.

Tip: Use these Filter options for each class:

  •  '[type]'='School' 
  •  '[type]'='Institutional'
  •  '[type]'='Place of Worship 
  •  Others ...


7) Add the Data Source "Guelph Wards" in the map.

Tip: Click on the "Guelph Ward" in the Library and drag-and-drop it in the map.

8) Make the theme of your choice and add a label.

9) Save the map "Guelph Map".

10) Et vouala!

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