GPS Visualizer's Address Locator
Convert multiple addresses to GPS coordinates
What this page is for
GPS Visualizer's primary function is mapping and converting GPS data; it was never intended to be a geocoding site. However, over the years many people have found GPS Visualizer to be useful with address-based data as well, so this page was created as a convenient way to bridge the gap between addresses and true coordinates. After you add latitudes and longitudes to your waypoints/addresses/POIs, you should be able to use them with GPS Visualizer's "normal" input forms.
How it works
When you geocode addresses using this page, your input data never gets sent to GPS Visualizer's server (unless you produce a map or GPX file after processing). The transaction is entirely between your browser and the geocoding provider (Google, Bing, or Mapquest).
Verifying strange results
Sometimes the geocoder returns coordinates that don't seem right. For example, if you enter nothing but "CO", you might get Colombia rather than Colorado; adding ", US" to the end should take care of that. Another common source of errors (aside from missing, misspelled, or poorly-aligned header rows) is non-street addresses that look like addresses, like P.O. Boxes or named buildings. For example, "200 Jackson Building, 333 2nd Street" might be interpreted as "200 Jackson Street." There's really no way to get around this, other than ensuring that your "address" column contains actual street addresses.