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The sensor parameter is required by Google as they need this information for statistics as part of their licensing terms with their data providers. Taken from this Google Groups post (from a Google employee by the looks of it) The sensor parameter doesn't give you any geo location capabilities it just lets us know as part of our licensing terms ...


See this thread on plotting map points from excel entries. If you can get the .pdf information into a spreadsheet, these services might be able to help: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/baw9A5LuS3o Sorry I can't be more specific, but the thread lists various sites that do allow map plotting based on address info.


Log in to your Google account (not mandatory) Browse to Google Maps Search for the first address Once located, click the pin and select "Save to.." Select "Create a new map..." Repeat 3-4 for next address, but save to the map you've just created. Repeat 6 for subsequent addresses Finally, edit the map: change the name, privacy settings and add comments for ...


batchgeo.com lets you paste a table of addresses, choose which columns represent which parts of the address, and then it puts all the addresses on a Google map. Worked like a charm for me!


The Google Maps docs have been updated and as of June 2014 and the &sensor parameter is no longer required for JavaScript or Web Service API calls. The parameter will now be ignored if passed along with any request. Docs.

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