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Generating Point Geometries

Point Geometries in Akuko allow you to represent specific geographic coordinates as spatial entities in your data. Whether you're plotting locations on a map or conducting spatial analysis, Point Geometries are a powerful tool. Follow this guide to create Point Geometries within your Akuko Source.


Before you begin, ensure you have:

  • Access to Akuko: You should have an active Akuko account with the necessary permissions to create or modify Sources.

Step 1: Access Your Source

  1. Log in to your Akuko account.

  2. From the Akuko dashboard, navigate to the "Sources" section.

  3. Select the Source where you want to generate Point Geometries.

Step 2: Create a Geometry

  1. Within your Source, locate the "Geometries" section.

  2. Click on the "Add Geometry" or "Create Geometry" button to initiate the creation process.

Step 3: Define the Geometry

  1. Name: Provide a descriptive name for your Point Geometry. This name helps you and your team identify it easily.

  2. Type: Choose "Latitude / Longitude" as the Geometry type. This selection indicates that you want to create Point Geometries based on geographic coordinates.

  1. Properties: Select the dimensions you want to include in the properties of your Point Geometries. These dimensions represent the attributes associated with each point on the map.

Step 4: Save and Generate

  1. Review your Geometry settings to ensure they match your requirements.

  2. Click the "Save" or "Generate" button to create your Point Geometries.

Step 5: Utilize Your Point Geometries

  1. Your Point Geometries are now available for use within your Source.

  2. You can incorporate them into your data stories by adding them as Layers in Map components within your Posts. This enables you to visualize specific locations on interactive maps.


Generating Point Geometries in an Akuko Source is a straightforward process that empowers you to add spatial context to your data stories. Whether you're highlighting customer locations, tracking assets, or conducting geographic analysis, Point Geometries are a valuable tool in your data storytelling toolkit.

Explore the possibilities of spatial data representation and analysis by creating Point Geometries in your Akuko Source today!