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Hello, I'm trying to find a really inexpensive way to create maps that are 1 mile radius with a target business location
in the center. Is there a way to generate these in an automated way, then finish in illustrator for print.
The addresses will be in a spreadsheet.

thanks!
Scott Lockheed
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Hello, I'm trying to find a really inexpensive way to create maps that are 1 mile radius with a target business location
in the center. Is there a way to generate these in an automated way, then finish in illustrator for print.
The addresses will be in a spreadsheet.

thanks!
Scott Lockheed
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If you use Manifold, I think it would be possible to use a script to loop through your address database, center the map on each location and render it, and save the layout as an Illustrator file. You'd need to set up all the street labels, the map, and the base layout ahead of time, of course. The Manifold forum would be a good place to get some help with the script.
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Where (which country) are those addresses located? Do you have any special styling wishes? How many maps?

There are various options, kinda depending on your definition of 'inexpensive' too. If there is source data, FME can do a fairly good job at generating basic maps and save them as PDF, once you've got it all set up. Otherwise, OpenStreetmap might be an option.
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