For fleets with many destinations, it can be useful to import many places at once. The Samsara Dashboard supports bulk addresses by uploading a .CSV file.
To access this tool, select Settings > Addresses/Geofences > Bulk Operations > Upload CSV.
There are two columns needed to upload a CSV file: one column titled Description and one titled Address. Both of these columns require inputs to upload the CSV file. The description field is used for the name of the location, while the address field is the physical address of the location.
Note that the address can be a street address (eg 123 Fake St, Springfield) or a latitude and longitude in decimal format (eg 37.818440,-122.478441). Latitude and Longitude coordinates should be separated by a comma only, no additional spaces in between the values.
*Street address, city, and state will need to be listed in the Address line in order to upload properly.
The radius field specifies the area around the location that is considered at the site location. The default radius is 250 meters if no value is specified.
For certain Microsoft Excel versions, there may be multiple options to save your file. Please be sure to save the file as a "Comma Separated Values" .CSV file for proper upload.
For an example, CSV in the proper format, see the attached file below.
If a mistake is made during a bulk upload, for example, maybe a state was not included in the address line, it's also easy to remove all addresses in bulk.
To remove, navigate to Settings > Addresses > Bulk Operations > Remove All Addresses.