What is Geocoding?
Address geocoding, or simply geocoding, is an intricate task that involves multiple datasets and the processing of converting text-based descriptions of locations into geographic coordinates, which you can use to place markers on a map.
Why use Geocodes?
Geocodes are an efficient way to help import large amounts of data from a CSV file.
Scribble Maps and Geocodes
Upload your file and your account will automatically debit a single geocode for each location you import/convert from an address into coordinates for a marker's location.
To learn how to upload a CVS file, visit: Import List/Spreadsheet (.CSV) data to produce markers on a map - (MS Excel/Google Sheets/etc.)
Pro Basic = 500 Geocodes/month
Pro Business = 5,000/month
- The Geocodes renew each month for both plans but do not carry over from one month to the next.
- When you purchase a yearly subscription, please remember that the benefits cannot be accumulated or used together during the first month.
- If the spreadsheet you are importing already has the latitude and longitude, it will not use a geocode.
- Once you use a geocode, you don't have to use it again for the same map during the same open session. However, if you close the map, reopen it, or if it is refreshed, the geocode will be used again.
Export a CSV of your map, which will include the latitude and longitude and avoid using geocodes when re-imported.
If you do need to purchase extra Geocodes, Scribble Maps offers a wide variety of bulk pricing options:
|100 - 999||3.5¢ / geocode|
|1,000 - 9,999||3.0¢ / geocode|
|10,000 - 99,999||2.5¢ / geocode|
|100,000 - 999,999||2.0¢ / geocode|
|1,000,000+||1.5¢ / geocode|
We always recommend that you first spend the free geocodes that are included in your Pro account.
To learn more about purchasing geocodes, visit Purchase more geocodes for our step-by-step guide.