The initial task of synchronizing your data source with the Nearest! platform is called import.
When importing data into the Nearest! platform all locations found in your data source which could be geocoded (or reverse geocoded) will be added to your data set.
We check if the address information of your location has changed since the last synchronization or import. If so, we re-geocode that information otherwise we skip that task and leave the data as is. All other element information will be updated as found in the source. If the data of an existing element is missing, the data will be removed.
After synchronizing the data, we're checking if locations imported from that source in the Nearest! DB were missing in the actual synchronization task. If so the location will be set to deleted in the Nearest! DB.
The steps of adding a new synchronization:
Defining your data source (Google Docs, API or static file)
Connect the source fields with your location elements
Prepare the data before getting imported
Select and configure the parser to transform your data
Configure scheduled task for synchronization
Analyze your data quality after synchronization