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Mapping functionality for Microsoft Office product is now only available by purchasing Map Point, Microsoft’s mapping solution.
Given the price of Map Point, users often opt for the solution of exporting the data and using an external GIS or mapping program to map out the geographic data.
Esri recently launched Esri Maps for Office allows for the mapping of geographic data within Microsoft Excel in correspondence with its Arc GIS Online service.
Point locations can be geocoded and custom areas can also be mapped by streaming data uploaded to Arc GIS Online.
There are a few solutions on the market that provide both free and cost-based mapping solutions that operate directly within Excel.The extension will geocode and map geographic data directly within Excel.The base map and geocoding engine are provided via Bing so an Internet connection is required for mapping data (Map Cite is a Microsoft Business Partner).With over one billion users of the popular spreadsheet software, that is a lot of data waiting to be mapped out.Customer rosters, delivery routes, and store locations are just a few examples of the types of geographic information residing with Excel spreadsheets that could benefit from visualization through maps.