Radius Map Example

How to Draw Shapes on Your Territory Maps

Customize Your Territories for Your Specific Needs

If you have territories that are unique to your company and don’t quite match up to existing shapes, you can plot shapes on a map to meet your individual needs. With Mapline’s Draw Pad feature, you can quickly draw custom territories and shapes on your map. Once shapes are created, you can get a list of locations inside the shape and export them for deeper analysis.

Steps to Draw Custom Shapes in Your Territory Map

To plot shapes on your map:

  1. For circles and squares, just click on the map to create the shape where you want.
  2. For polygons and other custom shapes, click on the Draw Polygon button.
  3. Click to begin drawing your shape around the pins on your map.
  4. Click around all the pins you want to include to make the shape bigger.
  5. Click on the first pin you’ve drawn to close the shape.
  6. To include pins outside of your shape, click on the Edit button.
  7. Hit Save when you finish creating the shape.
  8. To change the color of the shape, click on the Paint Bucket.
  9. Click on the Fill Color and choose the color you want from the color spectrum that appears.
  10. To get more information about the pins within your shape, click within the shape.
  11. After clicking, you’ll see square mileage of your shape and a summary of all the data points inside the shape.
  12. Download the summary and location reports to use for further analysis.

Radial Heat Map Example from Mapline

Using Radial Heat Maps

Visualizing Your Data with a Geographic Radial Heat Map

Radial heat maps look like weather radar and show color coded concentrations of your data. With radial mapping software options you’re not only able to visualize your data on a map but you can also easily and immediately understand where the majority of your activity is located.

By presenting more densely populated areas in one color and sparser locations in another from the gradient, Mapline makes analysis of your data simple, whether you’re mapping customers, sales or other calculations from your spreadsheet. You can view heat map overlays with your data pins and you’re also able to hide the pins for a clearer picture.

Steps to overlay a radial style heat maps

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click the drop down menu next to your dataset.
  3. Select “Heat Map.”
  4. Select whether you would like to apply the heat the area around the pins or the overlapping radius areas.
  5. Define the radius (miles or kilometers).
  6. Select whether you would like the heat map to be based on location density or the sum or average of your data.
  7. Click on the “Styling” tab to set the opacity and blur. You can also remove the legend and fade the edges of the heat map.
  8. Click “OK.”

If you want to hide the map pins so you only see the heat map, here’s what you can do:

  1. Click the pin icon on the left sidebar.
  2. Click the “Remove” button.



Ready to use our radial mapping software? Check out our plans and pricing to find the right option for you.

Share a Map

How to Share a Map

Trying to share files through email chains becomes confusing and disorganized. What if you’re sending multiple versions of data sets, and your colleagues or clients happen to open an older version? After you create a map with Mapline, you can also share those maps in real time with your teammates, colleagues, clients, and customers. No back-and-forth emails, no tracking down the “latest copy,” and no special software or downloads are required!

Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to share a map online.

Steps to share a map

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click “Options.”
  3. Select “Share.”
  4. Enter the email address of the person with whom you would like to share your map.
  5. Click “Share.”
  6. Select if you would like to share the dataset information with that person.
  7. An email will be sent to the user inviting them to sign in to see the map you have shared with them. If they are not a registered user, they will be required to register using the same email address as the one you shared your map with.
  8. Add more email addresses if you want the same map to be shared to more recipients.


That’s how easy it is to share a map with your team. Just enter their email and let them enjoy the map themselves. Sign up now to give it a try!

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.

Mapping Made Easier with Mapline’s New Homepage

“There’s no place like home.” Or so goes the saying. And if the home gives you all the things that you need, who needs to go out? At Mapline, we would like to give our users the friendliest “home” to add more value to their mapping experience. Since the first stop is the Homepage, we thought it would be best to do some “renovation.” Additional features were added not only to look more appealing but more so to give our users the enhanced usability of functions. Here are the new changes that you will notice. What’s even better is that they’re available to use now!

Search Button

Click the search button and  start typing the name of the map or dataset that you’re looking for. Even if you type in just 2 or 3 characters, the system will provide you options to choose from.

Organize Column

Now, you can sort each column by clicking on the column header. Click each column and the triangle will appear to help you sort out the list. For instance, map names can be arranged in alphabetical order (or reverse). Date created can be organized in chronological order (or reverse).

Duplicate Button

There’s a new option – Duplicate – which is very helpful. For example, you would like to test adding different radius circles on your map but at the same time, you would also like to retain the original map. What can you do? Just click the box of the map that you want to duplicate. Hit duplicate and automatically, the map is duplicated. The copy can be found below the map that was duplicated.

We hope that the newly added features will help you be comfortable in your new home. For any suggestions, don’t hesitate to drop us an email.

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