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Geocode is a Geocoding plugin for Google Sheets that provides latitude and longitude coordinates for addresses. After geocoding, the add-on automatically creates an map view for that displays markers on a map for each row of the spreadsheet and adds filters on top of this map.
What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?
Geocode, like Batch Geocoding, provides latitude and longitude coordinates for addresses. Geocode is specifically a plugin for Google Sheets, whereas Batch Geocoding requires the user to copy and paste into an online form. Geocode has no limit of queries that can be processed. Gecode can be slow to process large datasets.
Links to Tutorial Content
1. Open a spreadsheet through Google Drive (Geocode also works perfectly with previously created sheets)
2. Add physical addresses and other information to the Sheet
3. Go to the Chrome Web Store with the menu Add-ons > Get Add-ons… and install Geocode
4. Select the menu Add-ons > Geocode > Start Geocoding
5. Select your source sheet Geocode automatically recognizes existing sheets’ names, column headers and can determinate the type of each category of data (strings, numbers, dates…)
6. Select the addresses column
7. Click "Start Geocoding"
8. After it's geocoded, click on “Create a map” to display it.