Geocoding addresses

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Elliott Ramos of WBEZ Public Radio
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 11:30am
  • Location: Great America
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

If you've had to place many addresses on a map before, you know how problematic bulk geocoding can be — technical issues, terms of service, fun, fun, fun! If you've never had the pleasure, don't worry, we'll show you how to happily (and correctly) geocode large sets of addresses.

You will need a Google account for this class and access to Google Docs. You should also add the Awesome Tables extension to Google Sheets:

This session is good for: Anyone familiar with spreadsheets. No mapping experience necessary.

Speaker Bios

  • Elliott is the editor responsible for WBEZ’s data reporting, specializing in data visualizations, maps, and analysis, he uses geekery to supplement the station’s enterprise reporting. @ChicagoEl

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