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Mapping: Geo-coding no map coordinates?
  • anon February 18, 2009 3:47PM
    I want to use mapping, but my data sets do not yet include columns with geographic coordinates. What can I do?
  •     steve February 18, 2009 3:47PM
    There are currently three ways to add geographic decimal coordinate (longitude and latitude) columns to your data for map displays:
    1.) Merge the columns into your Omniscope data automatically using a merge file. To merge in coordinate columns for capital cities or geographic centres of countries, we supply free 'By Countries' merge file containing these columns. We also supply a free 'By Cities' merge file containing coordinates for about 60,000 of the world's largest cities. Free merge files 'By Post codes' are also available for the U.K., the U.S., and a growing number of other countries. Other free and licensed reference merge files are available from data vendors. See for more information and to download files.
    2.) Locate your records in Omniscope using the free Visokio world, country and city maps- just place the markers manually to generate the coordinates in the file automatically (see Placing Markers in the KnowledgeBase section on Maps & Coordinates ( or
    3.) Look up missing coordinates using online sources such as Google Earth (and often Wikipedia). In Google Earth, look up the missing places, set a placemark, then read off the values, then type/cut-and-paste them into Omniscope.

    To learn more, see the User Guide sections on Using Maps and Using the Map View, and the KnowledgeBase sections on Maps & Coordinates.
  •     sdhayes April 20, 2009 3:27PM
    Thanks Tom - I will try option1
    I have too many unique cities to manually pinpoint by hand - so 2 & 3 are out (I had already read KB).
  •     tjbate June 14, 2012 1:32PM
    Note - Omniscope now has geo-lookup formulae functions that allow you to geo-code using both open-source and commercial online search services, as discussed here:
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