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Color Coded Territory Mapping Example

How to Create a Color-Coded Map

Add Multi-Colored Territory Boundaries to Your Maps

Creating a map that is color-coded allows you to distinguish your territory boundaries and see trends you may not have been able to before. Take an example of viewing a map of the United States. You want to better distinguish your territory boundaries, but how? Just use our color-coded feature to group states by different colors to make your boundaries stand out and help you gain deeper insights about your territories.

 Follow our step-by-step instructions to make a color-coded map from Excel data.

Steps on How to Make a Color-Coded Map

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click “Add.”
  3. Select “Boundaries.”
  4. Select the boundary you want to add to your map.
  5. Choose “Paste Colors from a Spreadsheet.”
  6. Click “Download a Sample Spreadsheet.”
  7. Open the template in Excel. You’ll see the shape name in the first column and the color you would like it to appear in the second column. Make any updates you need in the spreadsheet. Delete any rows of shapes you don’t want to appear on your map.
  8. Copy and paste the updated spreadsheet into Mapline. Be sure to include the column headers (Shape Name and Color)
  9. Click “OK.”

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Mapline offers a wide range of territory boundaries which can be added to your color coded map. Check out Mapline’s Available Territories to see what is offered as well as step-by-step instructions on how you can add them to your map or build heat maps with territory colors.

Mapline’s Even Better with Improved Mapping Features

Hello there Mapliners! We have some awesome news for you! Over a couple of weeks, we were able to make some improvements on the mapping features and designs for better user experience.

Here are some of the latest improvements we’ve added:

Faster mapping

Mapline users can now enjoy faster mapping with Mapline. Now map page loads while datasets and polygons are loading giving a better user experience. Also, data sets now loads faster. Loading improved up to 40% faster for larger data sets. Better map performance on zoom out levels with larger data sets.

HTTPS security

We’ve added new security features in all our users – Free, Plus, Pro, and Enterprise. The https will increase the security of your maps and data. With the new https security at all levels of membership, Mapline provides an added boost of confidentiality.

Sidebar toggle

Users can now enjoy hiding and showing the left side bar with the new user-friendly sidebar slider.

Mapline’s Got Another Facelift!

Smart. Chic. Impressive. No, we’re not describing a new line of fashion. We are talking about the new look of Mapline. As we provide the easiest mapping tools in the planet, we’d like our users have the same feel as they create maps one after another – simpler and better! How awesome can it be?

 Welcome to the new Home Page. It’s enhanced styling creates a fresh feel of wanting to create more maps to make analysis in a snap!

But wait… there’s more!

Other changes include:

  • Completely secure site. That means everything is in https
  • Simpler and better user interface
  • Improved account management
  • Faster map load
  • Improved layer page
  • Improved Support
  • Featured videos

Feel free to watch the videos or check some links. Or you can dive in to try the new mapping experience now!

Mapline Releases Easy Mapping Video Tutorials

Mapping makes even simpler as Mapline releases new tutorial videos. We believe that our users will find these tutorials very informative for easy mapping within a minute – even less!

How to Build Maps from Excel with Mapline

This is a 3-minute step-by-step tutorial video that showcases how to easily create a map in a minute. It also explains the important icons in the sidebar and on the map for easy mapping.

Showing Labels

In 16 seconds, viewers can learn how to identify information from each map point. They also learn how to display the name or the bubble info of each marker.

Measure Distances on a Map

Got 34 seconds? Then you can find value in this video on how to use distance measuring tools using the draw pad.  You’ll be amazed to learn how to draw lines between 2 map points and very quickly see the distance between them.

Build Custom Territories on a Map

We are always asked In 26 seconds, viewers can learn how to create a map with customized territories using the draw pad.

Coverage Overlay Maps

This video is just 22 seconds and it shows the use of  coverage overlay. Many companies found this helpful as they learn to easily identify their network coverage. Different industries can take advantage of the simplicity of this mapping feature like retail, insurance, healthcare, real estate, and others.

Mapping Custom Color Pins

Within 25 seconds only, Mapline users can learn how to customize color map markers. This is very helpful when they want to show 2 or more datasets on a map. Users can  customize their map pins with their preferred shape, size, color and stamp. They can also upload an image to use as map pins.

New Feature: Territory Layer Icon

Do not be deceived! This small icon can do wonders. And by that we mean REALLY wonders!!! The territory icon works in mysterious ways.

Here in Mapline, it wouldn’t be called “mapping” if it isn’t simple. So, we designed this new feature to help users use territory sets in the simplest way as they create a territory map.

In just a minute, your map can look like this:

Truly, the tiny icon brings massive results!

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