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Making Maps With Excel

Caitlin Dempsey

There is a huge amount of untapped geographic information stored within Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. With over one billion users of the popular spreadsheet software, that is a lot of data waiting to be mapped out. That said, the capability of mapping out that geographic data doesn't necessarily need to be done through an external desktop GIS software application. There are a few solutions on the market that provide both free and cost-based mapping solutions that operate directly within Excel.

Creating Simple Maps with Microsoft Excel

Caitlin Dempsey

Got MS Excel? Need a simple map? A little known tool in older versions of Microsoft's Excel is the ability to create simple maps from tabular data. You can create simple chloropeth, chart and dot density maps using data organized by country, state or region.