This activity is geocoding, which is performed by a software dedicated to this: a geocoder.
Can the System do this? No, the System can only search for individual locations using the Address Finder module tool.
Can QGIS do this? QGIS itself does not – only through plug-ins.
So, what can be done? There is a solution
The best option is to use one of the geocoding plug-ins in QGIS. We recommend the Location Lab plugin and its Geocoding tool. It works on a very simple principle:
- we load an address list into QGIS
- we select an external geocoding engine (these are third-party services that are free up to a certain query limit)
- the service returns a list of points to us.
The whole process is shown in the video below.
Download testing data.
Film from the Location Lab plug-in