Adding adoptable things

Note: We’ll be using “hydrant” as the example “thing,” but replace this with whatever “Singular thing name” you set up when you configured your site.

To add some adoptable hydrants, click the “Hydrants” link.


Adding hydrants manually

To manually add a hydrant, click the “New hydrant” link from the “Hydrants” page.

add manually

Then, fill in the latitude and longitude of your hydrant’s location and an optional name for your hydrant.

new hydrant

Click “Create Thing” to add your hydrant to the map.

Importing hydrants from a CSV file

To import your hydrants from a CSV file, click the “Import hydrants from file” button. Then, click the “Choose File” button and select your CSV file. Click “Import” to import your CSV file into Adopta.

choose file

Here’s an example of a simple CSV file that you can use to import hydrants:


You can also include the name header:

37.875271,-122.271025,some hydrant
37.875271,-122.261025,another hydrant

Advanced feature: If you add an id header and specify an id for some of your CSV rows, Adopta will look for an existing hydrant with a matching id. If it finds one, it will overwrite its name, latitude, and longitude with the values defined in your CSV file.

Viewing your added hydrants

Once you’ve added some hydrants, view them on your Adopta site by clicking the “View site” link.

view site