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Under the hood of Alteryx: tips, tricks and how-tos.
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Alteryx Street Wizard (formally StreetWare)

 

Alteryx users who have purchased the TomTom Alteryx Maps data set now have the ability to extract layers into various formats using the new Alteryx Street Wizard. 

Installs from TomTom 2011 Q3 Alteryx Maps forward, now include the Street Wizard within the install. The Wizard replaces what was previously known as the StreetWare product. The Alteryx Street Wizard is an extraction tool which allows the user to extract TomTom layers into various file formats such as .tab/.shp/.yxdb to name a few.

 

The wizard is specific to the data install vintage of TomTom Alteryx Maps Data and is located in the, Alteryx\DataProducts\AlteryxMap\TomTom_US_2011_Q3 directory. To run the Street Wizard (TomTom_US_2011_Q3.yxwz) you will need to browse to the location above and select it.

 

Select under the Geography Selection tab the Geographies you would like data for, you may select all, single or multiple Geographies as shown below.

 

Under the Layer Selection tab you may select the individual layers you would like to install for the Geographies that you selected.

 

The Output Options tab allows you to select the file format you wish to create and the Destination directory you wish to install the data to. There is also an option to merge the geographies.

 

One feature of the wizard that was not present in the Streetware product is the ability to create seamless .tab files. This feature allows the user the ability to bypass the 2 GB limitation that .tab files have.

 

Please note .shp files also have a 2 GB file size limitation but do not offer the same seamless ability that is incorporated in the extraction of .tab files.

 

When .tab file format is selected a folder is created containing the referenced .tab tables, the seamless .tab files are visible below this folder. As Shown Below:

 

The seamless .tab files will be opened and viewed in Map Info as normal. The individual .tab files that are referenced by the Seamless files can be found in the SeamlessTabFiles folder.

 

We hope our users find the Street Wizard to be an easy to use utility to extract the desired map layers for use in their preferred applications. Be sure to let us know what you think.

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