“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!
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.
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).
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.
Perform Radial Map Analysis with Mapline
Another reason for Mapliners to shout for joy! Radial heat mapping allows for even more in-depth analysis.
Radial heat mapping is often associated with weather forecast. But that’s not all. This is another intuitive way to represent geographical information density according to color. Geographical locations data can also be heat mapped using this feature. Organizations have been asking us to add this feature as radial heat maps can help them track their marketing program impact. Anyone who wants to visualize a geo-spatial element’s size by radius derived from a data field will be thrilled to get their first radial map created.
When you look at the map above, it will show color coded concentrations of the data. So in a way, just by looking at the radial mapping software, map users can identify where the more condensed areas of data are located (as shown by red color) and less condensed areas (in blue) and varying degrees of colors in between (green, yellow, orange, etc).
The radial heat mapping software is easy to use. When you add a layer to a map, you will notice a heat mapping icon next to the layer (on the left sidebar) that will enable you to apply the radial heat mapping options.
Try out radial heat mapping with your data – learn about how the different settings work.
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:
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.
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.
Users can now enjoy hiding and showing the left side bar with the new user-friendly sidebar slider.
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!
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.
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.