OK so here we go. Since there seems to be an interest in the Hilton chain of hotels, I'm starting a new project to collect and geocode all of their locations.
Anyone wanting to join in, please feel free. I'd love the help.
If you go to hilton's website (www1.hilton.com) and use their locator and only put in a state and choose "all hilton family of hotels" it seems to pull all their locations by state.
Then if you'll send them to me as a CSV with this format I'll compile them into a single POI file:
Field 1 - Longitude
Field 2 - Latitude
Field 3 - Hotel Name
Field 4 - Address & phone
So call out the state you want to do.
I'll take one state FL. Look like ~200 locations.
Do you want the Hotel Name to equal their web site name?
Hope there is no time pressure...
Ouch! 200 locations. You can share the state with someone if you want.
No time pressure from me, but if you need some help just let me know.
Check your e-mail.
I'll take Missouri. I haven't checked the Hilton site, but I just retired last Fri., so time is no problem.
Please send it again.
If no one objects I'll start on California...it looks like another biggie.
I just uploaded them.
Edit: Thanks to alleghany MO is done and uploaded as well.
I will take Maryland and Washington, DC.
I will also take Delaware and South Carolina.
Thanks. I've updated the original post to reflect what's currently claimed and what's still available.
Got your files added to the main one. Thanks.
Thanks to Summermug for providing all the FL locations.
I just checked and with the states we have so far we are already at almost 700 locations. WOW! This is going to be a big file when it's complete.
It was reported in the news that the Paris Hilton was moving to jail.
I'll take Georgia.
Yeap, 45 days
We could always create/update 3 POI's:
The celebrity addresses POI.
The famous jails/prisons POI.
The latest Hilton hotel POI.
Thanks for the help Paris! :0
GA is uploaded. Thanks Bob.
We are now up to 905 locations and lots of states to go.
I will start on New York and if I find I have time, I will do some others that haven't been taken yet.
Bob & Alan, Thanks for the help. It is always apreciated. I put your names by your states.
As I spent most of the day out in the sun (apparently too much time), I'll be spending tomorrow inside and probably theresore at the computer working on this project. Hopefully we'll see some progress as a result.
I just added these 3 states.
We are over 1200 locations and counting! It'll be interesting to see how big this file gets.
Does anyone know of a way to visually geocode a location by pointing to a location on a map or something? Here's the problem:
Hampton Inn Kayenta Highway 160, Kayenta, Arizona, USA 86033
Batch Geocode mapped it way off the highway on an Indian Reservation with no roads for miles around. So I've been trying to find a way to get a Lat. and Long. by clicking on a map and then matching it up with the map and directions on Hilton's website.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Found it in using Google Maps and then MapSource.
N36 42.451 W110 14.912
I guess I'll have to break down and see about getting a copy of MapSource. I'm off to verify these new coordinates.
I just finnished Oklahoma & Kansas locations and just uploaded the update.
Did you receive Hilton_AL.cvs that was sent on 5/8/07?
If not, I'll resend.
Tennessee emailed to you today. (5/10/07)
I'll take the bottom four
VT - Vermont
ME - Maine
AK - Alaska
HI - Hawaii
Sorry I've been back to sleeping and working...that's what a compressed 12 hour graveyard shift will do to you. I'm just geting caught up on my emails now. I did get AL & TN. I'll get them added by morning.
I just completed these states. I'll run them thru that great POI verifier program and have them added to the main file today.
We closing in on completing this file...by my count we only have 17 states left up for grabs:IL AR LA MS KY IN MI OH WV VA NC NJ PA CT RI MA NH
Several times in fact. Don't know why you're not getting them.
...but thanks for trying so hard. I just got your latest attempt. No idea why I never got it before now.
I'll add it to the main file right away.
Edit: Added IA to the main file.
Just sent Hitlon Hotels-New York to you. Took a long time, having glasses problem.
CT - Connecticut
RI - Rhode Island
MA - Massachuetts
NH - New Hampshire
Will do New Jersey.
Have a good evening.
I just added CT RI MA NH NY to the main file. Thanks guys.
I'll start in IL tonight which leaves:AR LA MS KY
IN MI OH WV VA NC PA still up for grabs.
Have a good evening.
You're on quite a roll Summermug. Keep it up and I might have to turn the whole project over to you.
I've got PA
Is in the mail.
Have a sunny weekend.
I've got NC.
Closing the gap...
You're awsome Summermug.
I added your name to NC.
I have all the additions from the last day or two ready to upload as soon as I can get a few minutes to verify a couple of things at home. I'll check back before I do the update and include whatever you have ready at that time.
Have a good day. I'm off to bed here soon. I'll be back this afternoon.
Incorrectly name the first file and resent it as Hilton_NC.
Will try to work VA this afternoon.
That will leave ~320 locations.
Please read my comments about accuracy.
I finally got the chance to update this. I think that I got everything included. If I missed something let me know as it was a big update so I likely forgot/missed something.
Bob & Alan, thanks for the help. We are up to 2276 POIs in this file! When I started this project I knew that it'd be a big one, but I never dreamed it'd be this big.
Bob, I'm off to try to get those screen captures I promised you regarding batch geocode and it not being able to locate an address.
Try to complete in the next day.
I'll do West Virginia.
Why don't you take another state?
I had not started.
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