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Geographic mapping of a contact lookup

Tuned Listener
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Country: United States

Geographic mapping of a contact lookup

i can get a geographic map and/or directions for a Contact using the Web Info tab.  I would like to get the same information for a Lookup of Contacts.  I have not found a method for doing this from within ACT.  Would appreciate anyone's insight on accomplishing this.

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Re: Geographic mapping of a contact lookup

There's not a way to do this out of the box as the Web Info tab pulls data for the current contact based on the fields specified. There might possibly be an addon somewhere, but I've never personally heard of one that will do this. 

 

An idea that might work, and I don't know if this is quite what you are looking for, but you may be able to export a lookup of the addresses to an excel file, then import those contact addresses into a map engine such Google My Maps (also known as Google Maps Engine). This seems to allow the plotting out of different locations across a map. It doesn't seem to cost anything, either so it might be worth checking out if no other options become available. 

 

Elise O'Pry
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Re: Geographic mapping of a contact lookup

Export your lookup to Excel.

 

In Excel, Delete any columns that are not address related

 

copy the spreadsheet to your clipboard

 

goto http://www.batchgeo.com and paste it.

Geoffrey B. Boulden
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