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Howard Klahr

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As an alternative to Batch Geo, i have come across this web site that uses Google maps and allows batch/multiple address entry. Looking for thoughts/feedback on this site as well as possible alternatives

https://www.mapcustomizer.com/#
 

S is for spittman

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Just tried it. It looks nice, but I don't like how it has a number inside the place markers. This may cause confusion since the numbers may not correspond with Comp #1, Comp #2, Listing #1, etc. and of course your Subject will have a number too. I've been using multiplottr.com that is very similar, but you can type in all the addresses at one time then hit enter and it just places pushpins that are also editable.

Batch Geo is not user friendly. I tried it years ago but could never get it to work.

Alternatively I have just started using my MLS mapping feature that allows me to print out a full page PDF map of my plotted Subject and comps.
 
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JTip

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MLS mapping feature that allows me to print out a full page PDF map of my plotted Subject and comps.

Use the 'Snipping Tool' (W10) and copy/paste directly onto the software map page. I use this tool for many maps, gis, plats.....awesome.
 

S is for spittman

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Use the 'Snipping Tool' (W10) and copy/paste directly onto the software map page. I use this tool for many maps, gis, plats.....awesome.

I have a desktop tool called Screenpresso. It has a neat little feature where you can scroll while you copy instead of zooming out to fit the whole picture, however, I do notice a slight loss in quality when "pasting" from clipboard with any software. Pictures are much more crisp if I "upload" a PDF.
 

Howard Klahr

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I don't like how it has a number inside the place markers. This may cause confusion since the numbers may not correspond with Comp #1, Comp #2, Listing #1, etc.
If you select the batch entry button, you can not only enter the data in the order you want it to be displayed but it allows customization of the location markers of both type and color
 

JTip

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however, I do notice a slight loss in quality when "pasting" from clipboard with any software. Pictures are much more crisp if I "upload" a PDF.

Perhaps your software is automatically reducing the overall file size to create a 'smaller' report (like Clickforms). While automatic, I simply add the photo/paste in again and it keeps the original file size as the attachment.
 

NachoPerito

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Google Earth Pro works well for me to create comp maps
 

KHS445

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I second Google Earth Pro. Use it multiple times in some reports. It allows me to provide approximate outline of subject property, subject neighborhood, comparable map, etc. By running the cursor over the map it will provide you with elevation which is especially helpful when you are unable to gain access to an entire comparable site or determining setback requirements for critical dune/high risk erosion/wetlands/zoning/building envelopes, etc. Also provides multiple year views so you can see development and/or changes to the subject and surrounding area.
 
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