You can now drag & drop spreadsheet files on the Mapbox editor and we’ll automatically turn placenames into points on a map! Ever since we launched the improved editor on Mapbox.com, we’ve noticed that a lot of great geographic data talks in addresses and states, not latitude and longitude. Now we speak that language, thanks to the Mapbox geocoder and a new user-friendly interface.

So, if you have a spreadsheet that looks something like this, Mapbox will guide you through the process of converting it into geodata. This works alongside our existing support for DSV formats like CSV and TSV. It’s easy to get these kinds of files out of your Google Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel documents.

Title Address City Province
Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road Toronto Ontario
Toronto City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen Street West Toronto Ontario
TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King Street West Toronto Ontario

Our geocoding service is happy to place points on exact street addresses in the United States & Canada. We’re working on compiling more open data to support more granularity worldwide, but in the meantime, accuracy outside of North America is limited to cities and countries.