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Custom map Google Maps: Create custom Google Maps, color-coded by Counties, ZIP Codes, or 3-digit ZIP Codes in a Google Sheet
Quickly create a free live-linked interactive color-coded map on Google Maps based on Counties, ZIP Codes, or 3-digit ZIP Codes stored in a spreadsheet. Use custom data fields to assign different colors to each value, customize colors, add titles and more. And the map is live-linked to the spreadsheet: change the spreadsheet, and the next time you visit the map, your updates will be automatically shown on the map!
Create your custom color-coded map using this form:Note: If you include a map screenshot from this tool on your website, please include a small source attribution link pointing to this page.
Example Maps created using this Custom Color-Coded Maps tool (Counties on left, ZIP Codes in middle, and 3-digit ZIP Codes on right)
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- US coverage includes Counties in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana
Islands and American Samoa
“Also show US city limits” draws all incorporated cities and towns in the United States and its territories and possessions
- Within the UK, England displays Counties and Unitary Authorities, Scotland displays Council Areas, Wales displays Principal Areas, and Northern Ireland displays Districts. Explanation of Unitary Authorities, Council Areas, Principal Areas and Districts.
- Australia displays Local Government Areas (LGAs)
- New Zealand displays Territorial Authorities
- Canada displays Census Divisions, which are Counties in some provinces but may include other geographies
- Mexico displays Municipalities, which are the next level administrative divisions below State
- Switzerland displays Districts
- The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, and GPS coordinates (see * above) to see what county that location is part of
- Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
- Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
- Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view
- Disclaimer: While the number of decimals in the latitude and longitude displayed for the map marker imply a positional accuracy of within a few feet, note that Google Maps is not inherently that accurate, and therefore this tool should not be used for legal purposes or anything beyond entertainment value.
– US: Census Bureau
– UK: Open Government License – Contains Office of National Statistics data, Ordnance Survey data ©Crown copyright and database right 2017. Open Data Lincese – Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
– Ireland: Open Data and Creative Commons License – Ordnance Survey Ireland
– Australia: Incorporates Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
– New Zealand: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 – Stats NZ
– Canada: Open License – Boundary Files, 2016 Census; Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-160-X
– Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)
– Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography
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