CSV format is intended for users who wish to transfer waypoints between Topo Maps and their own spreadsheets, databases and other programs. For example, here is a spreadsheet containing some of the highest peaks in Alaska:
All spreadsheet programs should be able to save in CSV format; the resulting file will look like this if viewed using a text editor:
RANK,NAME,HEIGHT,LATITUDE,LONGITUDE 1,"Mount McKinley (Denali)",20320,63.069,-151.0063 2,"Mount Saint Elias",18008,60.2927,-140.9307 3,"Mount Foraker",17400,62.9605,-151.3992 4,"Mount Bona",16550,61.3845,-141.7529 5,"Mount Blackburn",16390,61.7305,-143.4031
Topo Maps expects the first row of the file to contain column names. It will ignore any columns whose names it does not recognize. The recognized names are:
These file can be transferred into Topo Maps using any of the normal methods for waypoint files, i.e. by downloading from a web site or by sending it from your computer's web browser. (If Topo Maps is not offered as an "Open In" option for a .csv file, try zipping it.)
It is also possible to export CSV files out of the app.
Once loaded the file can be viewed like any other waypoint file:
If you turn on display and choose a symbol at the bottom right of the file's screen, the waypoints will also be shown on the maps:
They will also appear in the search results.
Do please let us know if you have difficulty importing CSV files.