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The FIRST team I'm affiliated with (Team 166, out of Merrimack High School) was tasked with creating a map of all the FIRST teams in the world. There are about 1500 of these teams. So they asked me to come up with a means of plotting them automatically, so they don't have to hunt out the position for each one of them. After experimenting some with google maps, I found limitations with it that were unacceptable. Instead, I took the Excel spreadsheet which listed the locations of all the teams, ran it through a program that converted town names to latitude/longtitude coordinates, and used those to plot it out on an image in php. This image would be printed out, and then used as a guide for the actual map, on plexiglass.
The tool itself can be found here. Unfortunately, I don't have the data anymore.