NAPIS® Instructions for Loading Sample Data

To experiment with sample data and not lose the data that already resides in your 'Data' directory, you will need to extract the files from "Napis_Lite_data_demo.zip" to a new directory named "Data_Sample" in the NAPIS Lite directory. To make this new directory active, you will need to rename the current "Data" directory to make it inactive and rename the "Data_Sample" dataset to "Data" so that it becomes active (the active directory is always named 'Data').

WinZip Users

  1. Open Windows file explorer and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the files.
  2. Double-click on the file "Napis_Lite_data_demo.zip" to launch WinZip.
  3. Click the "Extract" button.
  4. Before extracting the files, make sure the "Extract To:" text box has the correct path listed. The syntax is: Your NAPIS Lite Install directory\Sample_Data. For example, if you installed NAPIS Lite in the "c:\Program Files\NAPIS Lite" directory, the text box should say "c:\Program Files\NAPIS Lite\Sample_Data".
  5. Click "Extract". WinZip will automatically make the "Sample_Data" directory if it does not exist.
  6. You should now have a directory called "Sample_Data" in your NAPIS Lite install directory.

Make Sample_ Data the active data set

  1. Open Windows file explorer and navigate to the "NAPIS Lite" directory.
  2. If you installed the sample data correctly you will have a "Data" directory and a "Sample_Data" directory.
  3. Click once to select the "Data" directory.
  4. Select File | Rename from the Windows file explorer menu.
  5. Type "Data_Original" to rename the directory and make the original data inactive.
  6. Click once on the "Data_Sample" directory to select it.
  7. Select File | Rename from the Windows file explorer menu.
  8. Type "Data" to rename the directory and make it the active directory.
  9. To restore your original settings, simply reverse the procedure.
  10. Don't forget to synchronize your map data points each time you change the name of the 'Data' directory (see the Check Site GIS File).