Want to create custom map to plot locations using lat/long

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Want to create custom map to plot locations using lat/long mark_gober 7/14/09 6:28 AM
I have a spreadsheet that has several hundred records in it.  Each has a lat/long associated with it.  I want to be able to create a custom Google map to plot these.  (What I'd really love to do is to upload the xls file and have the plots pop up, but I realize this may be wishful thinking)  I'm open to manually entering it, but can this be done?
Re: Want to create custom map to plot locations using lat/long Gbaddorf 7/14/09 7:37 AM
Not too wishful, I think this may help: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/services.html#XML_Requests
it is xml, but you can probably adapt it for JSON, or with some creative js you can just AJAX your file in: http://www.xul.fr/en-xml-ajax.html#request-step-by-step
Re: Want to create custom map to plot locations using lat/long treebles 7/14/09 7:40 AM
I think there is some kind of Google spreadsheet that might let you do that but not sure.
Another alternative is to use one of the many excel to kml converters [1] and then import the kml file into Google Maps.