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To avoid carrying books and optimize things while traveling, I like to build a Google Map with sights and cafés/restaurants. I usually print it on paper or keep a PDF in my phone so that I don't pay for a data connection.

But single Google Map is unable to take a bunch of addresses as input and doesn't offer a way to number locations, it's very time-consuming. I had to find and download numbered thumbtacks. Here's an example of Prague I started today.

Are there add-on's to either Google Maps or OpenStreetMap that provide a better solution? Ideally, I could just paste a list of addresses, it would add all the locations on a map, each with a number, and let me re-order the locations easily.

Thank you.


Edit: Google Maps has the option of importing date from a KML, KMZ, or GeoRSS file. Could this be the solution?

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Isn't this similar to your previous question? –  awesomo Jan 15 '13 at 23:17
    
I didn't ask this question before. Apparently, neither Ggoogle nor OSM support numbered locations. –  Gulbahar Jan 16 '13 at 11:27
    
I think @awesomo is referring to this question: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/25847/… –  RyanDalton Jan 16 '13 at 16:56

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Geographic data that describes a location can be geocoded and placed on a map very easily by using Google Fusion Tables which you can find under Google Drive.

Here is an example I made to show you how to add a list of addresses on Google Map.

Step 1:

Organize your address information into a excel or CSV table similar to this one below.

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Step 2:

Open your Google Drive and create a new fusion table. Select the excel table you generated from Step 1 as your input table.

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You will have a new Fusion table looks like this one below:

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Step 3:

Click the column name "Address" and select the first option which is "Change"; then change the type of your address column to "Location" and click OK.

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Step 4:

After that, go to file and click the option "Geocode" to map these addresses on Google map.

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Step 5:

Click OK when the geocoding is done and you should have all of your addresses mapped. You will be able to customize the symbol and style of your results.

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I believe this will give you what you want, and here is a documentation provided by Google about how to geocode addresses.

Hope it is helpful for you.

Jinnan

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Nice answer Jinnan! –  awesomo Jan 23 '13 at 0:53

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