if you have a spreadsheet with geographic data in it and you want to make a map, quick-like, check out batchgeo.com. you copy your spreadsheet and paste it into the browser, choose a few options, and then BAM, map. the resulting map is presented as a URL or can be embedded. here’s the direct link of a map of the participants in my collaborative marketing for e-resources project (http://batchgeo.com/map/4e91627efa6e1eec2fd8c7fcd683527b) and embedded here in this blog post is the interactive version.
shout out to @kaijsa for suggesting batchgeo to me!
View Project participant locations in a full screen map