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Mapline 2.0 – Streamlined Design

Get ready for Mapline 2.0! Don’t worry, you’re not losing anything, we’re only giving you more! While many of our changes come directly from customer feedback, just as much came from our own desires to create the best Mapline possible. This comes in many forms, from making the “ADD” drop down menu easier to navigate, to making heat map and territory legends collapsable. We also changed the homepage to make Maps and Datasets easier to navigate. Everything is about to get even better than you currently know.

Coming Soon: A New Everything

Good news, Mapline users! We’re hope you’re ready for what could be one of the biggest updates in Mapline’s history. Nearly everything is going to change. You’ll see a new User Interface, New Features, New Data storage and much, much more.

Merge your Territories in Seconds

We started the year off right by figuring out new ways to meet your needs. Hence, we are excited to bring you the newest features of Mapline – the Merge Territories tool, an enhancement to the route optimization tool, and new way to use heat maps.

What Are the Alternatives to Google Maps?

If you’ve used Google Maps to navigate to a new city, find the distance between two points or create a map for a presentation, you’re not alone. Google Maps is one of the most popular mapping applications—and for good reason. The tech company’s mapping solution is available for online browsers and pre-installed on most mobile phones, making it a convenient choice for users.

How Digital Fitness Tool PLT4M Leverages Data Mapping

Mapline User Playing SoccerPLT4M is a digital training solution designed by two former Division 1 athletes to give high school student-athletes access to fundamental, quality exercises. Its training curricula allow coaches and teachers to focus on students involved in all types of sports—from football and lacrosse to volleyball, track and more. Teachers and coaches can help students leverage PLT4M for sport-related training, personal fitness plans and exercise goals.

3 Ways to Use GIS Mapping in Higher Education

GIS mapping is a powerful technology, and many college and university professors are taking note of its utility as a classroom learning tool. While its uses vary across majors and degree concentrations, GIS provides all students with a range of skillsets, such as problem solving and database management, as well as map creation, data accuracy, and the ability to adapt to technology in ever-changing workforces.

How does this translate for students in the classroom? Here are three real-world examples of how college professors use GIS technology.

1. Honing Skills for Further Research

Professors at Dickinson College pair GIS with academics to teach students to think about problems in a spatial context. They encourage students to ask:

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