Custom Place files can be imported into ALK Content Tools as a .CSV File, Text Document, .XLSX File, .DOCX File, or in Rich Text Format. The file must contain a list of Places with descriptive fields separated by a delimiter (Comma, Tab, or Pipe "|"). 


The fields should be listed in the following order: 

  1. Place Name: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe; maximum of 140 characters is allowed.
  2. Latitude (in decimal degrees format): must be a number from -90 to +90. (South latitudes are represented by minus sign).
  3. Longitude (in decimal degrees format): must be a number from -180 to +180. (West longitudes are represented by minus sign).
  4. Street Address: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe; maximum of 100 characters are allowed.
  5. City: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe;  maximum of 100 characters are allowed.
  6. State: must be a two-letter abbreviation.
  7. Zip Code: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe; maximum of 25 characters are allowed.
  8. Phone: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe; maximum of 15 characters are allowed.
  9. Comments: can contain alphanumeric and special characters except comma, tab, and pipe; maximum of 140 characters are allowed.


The import file must include one of the following fields: latitude and longitude, city and state, or zip code. The other fields are optional.


TIP: A sample .CSV file is attached. In this case, once the file is imported, Content Tools will automatically add the correct latitude and longitude for each custom place.