How do you guys get addresses for stores?

 

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

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Good question

What I have done, is get ones for my zip, then enter the zip of the one furtherest form me and enter it again. I make the poi, then sort them with excal and remove duplicates...

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bluestring wrote: How do

bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

I have called customer service, and asked for a complete company store List E-mailed to me. It has worked several times in the past.

Bob

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dog_poop wrote:
bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

I have called customer service, and asked for a complete company store List E-mailed to me. It has worked several times in the past.

Bob

I wanted to get a list of Papa Johns. The only thing I could find on their site for contact is their feedback. They don't even have a phone number.

Hmm, I filled out the feedback form and it gave me a list of all the papa john's in that one state. It seems to me I'll just type down each address invidiously. That should keep me busy for tomorrow grin
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2440/johneg3.png

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Can you cut and paste to:

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bluestring wrote: How do

bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

Papa John Pizza U.S Support Services.
contact Support Services by calling 1-800-230-7272.

Papa John's is the world's third-largest pizza company. The Louisville, Ky.-based delivery-carryout firm has approximately 3,139 units (including franchise locations) throughout the U.S. and 18 foreign countries. The company reported revenue of $1 billion in 2006.

Bob

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bluestring wrote: How do

bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

You may want to give Google Maps http://maps.google.com/ a try.You can open a free account to create maps etc. Do a search by business and you can do by state or the whole USA.

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charlesd45 wrote:
bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

You may want to give Google Maps http://maps.google.com/ a try.You can open a free account to create maps etc. Do a search by business and you can do by state or the whole USA.

Ok, how do I save all the results into my maps?

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Map results

bluestring wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:
bluestring wrote:

How do you find the locations of all the stores in the us? On the company page there is only a store locator. Do you guys like enter each zip code and add the stores to your list or is there something you that you do?

You may want to give Google Maps http://maps.google.com/ a try.You can open a free account to create maps etc. Do a search by business and you can do by state or the whole USA.

Ok, how do I save all the results into my maps?

Here are the steps I use to create a map and save the files.

1. Go to Google maps http://maps.google.com/maps and click on sign in.Now create an account.
2.Once signed in go to create new map on left.Fill in title and description.Under privacy settings mark public or unlisted.Then click done.
3.It will now show under my maps make sure you have check mark in title.The map will always be there unless you delete it.
4.Now go to top and click on either search the map(single address) or find business(listing by name).I will use business search for my example.
5.Once you make the search you will see results on left
6.Click one marker on left you want .Popup will come up click save to my map.Next popup which map you want to save it to click on save.Next popup should show info click on save.
7.Now go back to search results on left and click on search again to get the listings again.You will have to repeat this each time you complete one.
8.Once all your locations are entered go to link to this page on right near top and click on it.The top highlighted paste link in email right click mouse and save it.
9.Now go to site http://www.takitwithme.com/ and paste in the url you copied where it says paste in your google my maps url.Now click load my map.
10.You will have a choice to upload to garmin gps or download gpx.Click download gpx and remember where you saved it at on your computer.Now if you want to convert to a csv file go to step 11.If not put the gpx file in the correct folder and run the Garmin poi loader.
11.Go to http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert to convert the file to csv file.Under browse upload the gpx file you saved and under Plain text delimiter click on comma.Now click on convert top right.Once the data comes up right click and copy all the columns.
12.Now pull up your excel sheet and paste the info to it.You will have to switch longitude and latitude and delete column a.Now clean up what you don't need.
13.Now go to file on excel sheet at top and click save as then save as type find csv(comma delimited) and click save.You now have csv file.

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Thanks, that is great info

I'll have to give it a try...

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So I have to manually click

So I have to manually click each location to save into my maps?

EDIT: A faster way instead of always going to to the search results is directly clicking on the icon on the map. If they aren't blue they are not on your maps.

EDIT2: Thanks a lot charlesd45! That gave me a faster way of making pois. I'm not up for the phone united states but I could do states. Right now I'm compiling a list of Papa John's for Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

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we have one Papa John's file

bluestring wrote:

So I have to manually click each location to save into my maps?

EDIT: A faster way instead of always going to to the search results is directly clicking on the icon on the map. If they aren't blue they are not on your maps.

EDIT2: Thanks a lot charlesd45! That gave me a faster way of making pois. I'm not up for the phone united states but I could do states. Right now I'm compiling a list of Papa John's for Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

You may want to take a look at this file first to see if the locations that you are looking for have already been geocoded. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10954

Miss POI

Click and save

bluestring wrote:

So I have to manually click each location to save into my maps?

EDIT: A faster way instead of always going to to the search results is directly clicking on the icon on the map. If they aren't blue they are not on your maps.

EDIT2: Thanks a lot charlesd45! That gave me a faster way of making pois. I'm not up for the phone united states but I could do states. Right now I'm compiling a list of Papa John's for Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

That is correct just keep clicking save on the popup screens and they will be saved.
Look at the bottom left the ones you have saved will show there before you hit search again.The coordinates are being also saved everytime you save a location.You will see when you leave Google maps and go to Takeitwithme for the transfer.

Yes this is a lot faster but you will have some cleanup in the files later.If you notice on the last save popup screen some say more info at the end.You can delete that now or get it later.

Make sure you check and make sure the files are not already posted.Miss POI sent you a link and it has PA on it.

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Using excel, I just use the

Using excel, I just use the replace all method. Replaced all more info with (blank). Works very well. The PA file that is currently on here is only 100 miles radius of East Orange NJ. I'll be planning tomorrow to finish finding all the Papa John's in Pennsylvania.

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I do the same thing when

I do the same thing when cleaning up the file.Looks like you figured the process out pretty fast.You may want to add on some features for Google Maps.When you go to your maps right under that is browse directory.Click on it and check it out.The one for getting longitude and latitude is good to have.

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I've noticed that there

I've noticed that there seems to have some errors when I use the ones from google maps. I'm wondering how does werskine and scottk get the addresses for their files? They both seem to make those major chains with 1k+ locations.

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