Excel Geocoding Tutorial

You can use the OpenCage geocoder inside Microsoft Excel to convert a list of coordinates to placenames (reverse geocoding) or placenames/addresses to coordinates (forward geocoding).

  1. register for an OpenCage Geocoder API key
  2. Download and install the OpenCage Excel Add-in.
  3. Once installed the add-in enables to new formulas =RGEOCODE for reverse geocoding, and =FGEOCODE for forward geocoding

    notice that the parameters are slightly different for the two functions.

  4. Within the Add-in you'll find detailed examples in the "Examples" sheet

  5. Before either command will work you will need to enter your OpenCage Geocoder API key in the "Get Started" sheet.

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