The UMapper map creation process just got a significant upgrade. Instead of adding points manually, now you can simply paste text when creating a new map and UMapper will generate points from the entry for you. UMapper (in partnership with MetaCarta) translates the text to geo-locations and adds them to your map. Once a map is created you can customize it further.
The process also works for URLs. Once you enter a URL to a web page, UMapper will extract all of the points from that page and add them to a map. This option is best for mapping news stories, existing blog posts or any other content involving large amounts of data. Although the back-end is very intelligent, you might have to do some minor cleanup by removing any extra points.
To get started, create a new map. Enter URL or text in the Convert text or URLs to points on a map text field located under map description. Click Submit and your are done!
Let us know if you think of any way we can improve UMapper.