Monday, December 21, 2015
Geocode by Awesome
When was the last time someone sent you a long list of place names and asked you to make a map out of it? If you are like me, the first thing that might go through your head might go like "Oh really. You couldn't have given me a lat/long??". Geocoding in ArcGIS is a pain, because you need to have a complete geodatabase. That might mean every river, stream, lake, street, lightpost, etc. in the USA! Type in each address into Google Maps? No way. I'd like to get out of my office chair before the end of 2016. BatchGeo? Makes great maps, but you can't export the results. Enter the Geocode by Awesome Table Add-In for Google Spreadsheets. Finally a solution that lives up to its name!