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Old 08-14-2015, 03:37 PM   #41
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Target - you can create the map from an excel spreadsheet. I created a spreadsheet with separate columns of city and state. You can also use lat and long if want. But the spreadsheet must contain geographical info in order to place the icons. Make sure that the top row of your spreadsheet are the titles for the columns, i.e. city, state, etc. Set up a Google Maps "My Maps" account. Then create a new map. Then click "import" and drag your spreadsheet into the map. The layer setup will ask you what columns to geocode to. If you use separate columns for city and state, you'll have to click both. It gets a little trickier if you want to color code the icons based on your criteria. If you want to do that, the criteria will also have to be in the spreadsheet. Good Luck, and feel free to ask more questions if you get stuck.

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Did you have lat-long in your sheet? I may have missed that.

I did get things plotted. I used google all the way. Made a copy of your sheet to my drive, started a map, and brought in the sheet from my drive. I will have to try it again, as 10 or so cities were not recognized. I may have forgotten to add STATE.

I'll catch up with you after I check out what I did previously.

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The best places for retirement should include great culture, good weather, low taxation, reasonable housing costs, generally low cost of living and availability of good healthcare. It all comes down to where can you get a high quality of life and best bang for the buck.

The answer is to go to a middle size college town in the Deep South that's located on an interstate within 2 hours of major cities. They'll give you everything on your list, and maybe your ridiculous desire for liberal politics.
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and maybe your ridiculous desire for liberal politics.
This is why we can't have nice things. Good work getting this thread closed.

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