Batchgeo maps your data

Batchgeo builds custom maps based on your data

Geocoding is the process of turning a physical address into a location on a map. Using data sets to build customized maps is a powerful way to visualize addresses.

Google Maps has long offered an API that allows developers to create custom maps for their own websites. The Maps API, currently on version 3, requires development abilities beyond those of the average auctioneer. Fortunately, there is an easy way for anyone to take a spreadsheet full of addresses and plot them on a map.

Enter: Batchgeo. By providing what is essentially a front-end to the Google Maps API, this free service allows anyone to upload or copy and paste data and receive a customized Google Map. This map can be printed, shared, emailed, embedded on any website or downloaded to Google Earth. By mapping the appropriate columns from your uploaded spreadsheet, you can make each pin show additional information, such as the specific address or the sales, when clicked.

Be careful. With great power comes great responsibility, and it’s really easy to violate your own privacy policy and terms by plotting data that should be kept confidential. When used with the appropriate resolution, and for the appropriate applications, this tool can be an auctioneer’s best friend. Want to plot the addresses of all the auctions you’ve done in the last year? Batchgeo makes it easy.

Geocoding is a very powerful method of representing information. Batchgeo is one of many available services that just happens to be free. Have you found better luck with other geocoding services? Let us know in the comments.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES | |

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 22 years he's worked for Purple Wave. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the original ATS and AMM designation courses from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest music can be found at as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.