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Geocoding an Excel file of addresses using Google Maps

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  1. Geocoding an Excel file of addresses using Google Maps This example uses Cambridge grocery stores from Reference USA Do not use this method for data that needs to be protected!

  2. To use Google Maps and convert to ArcMap shape file, you will need… • A google account • Google Earth installed on your computer (download from earth.google.com) • An Excel or .csv file of addresses (with column headings) • Excel file limit in Google maps is a maximum of 100 records and 15 columns

  3. We want to geocode this Excel file using the address information

  4. Google Map free geocoding limits: 100 records, max 15 columns…

  5. If you have a gmail or google account and are using the old google maps…

  6. If you are using the new Google Maps:

  7. If you are using the new Google Maps:

  8. Export to KML…

  9. Download the file and move it to your work folder…

  10. For some reason, this .kml file still won’t import into ArcMap, so the workaround is: • Make sure Google Earth is installed (download it from earth.google.com if it isn’t) • Double click on your new Cambridge_grocery_stores.xslx.kml file – this will open it in Google Earth • Save it as a KMZ file • Import into ArcMap

  11. Saving from Google Earth….

  12. Saving as a KMZ file…

  13. Now in ArcMap, go to Toolboxes…

  14. Complete the import process…

  15. Export this layer file to a shape file…

  16. Export this layer file to a shape file…

  17. Comparing the results with Reference USA latitude/longitude coordinates…

  18. Comparing the results with Reference USA latitude/longitude coordinates…