With Valarm Tools, you can import any Valarm data into other external programs such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS, Definition 1, Definition 2) like Quantum GIS (QGIS) as shown in this article.

You, your teams, and your organization can also use Tools.Valarm.net for automatically exporting your Industrial IoT sensor measurements to platforms like:

Perhaps you’d also like to have a gander at our other articles on working with Industrial IoT sensor device data with Esri ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, and Google Earth.

1.  In order to do this, login to Valarm Tools and in Analytical Mapping select your device(s) and time range for the data you would like to export.


2.  Click the Download Data button on the right side of the screen and save the incoming Valarm data .csv file to your desired location.


3.  After you install and launch Quantum GIS (QGIS), go to Plugins –> Manage Plugins to enable importing delimited text layers such as .csv files.


4.  Check that the “Add Delimited Text Layer” option is enabled.


5.  Next click the blue “Add Text Delimited Layer” icon to get this dialog for creating a new GIS layer.


6.  Browse to locate your Valarm data .csv file and give your new layer a name. Be sure to use comma as a delimiter and set your x and y fields to the longitude and latitude fields from the Valarm .csv file.  Check that the sample text previous looks fine and click OK.


7.  Under coordinate reference system select WGS 84 for our Valarm data that is in latitude/longitude format.


8.  There it is!  Your Valarm data is now a GIS layer.


9.  In the attribute table are all of your data values for each Valarm point. Zoom and play around with your Industrial IoT sensor dataset to your heart’s content.


10.  You can also bring in additional GIS data sets like vector shapefiles and raster digital elevation models (DEM).  Below is an example with a DEM and other data from the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC).


11. Visualize and analyze your data as much as you desire.  Create your own custom maps, save what you like and share!  Below is a screenshot with dominant vegetation polygons.  Also try using Valarm with ArcGIS Online and let us know how Tools.Valarm.net is working for you.