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!

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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.

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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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Mapline Introduces Radial Heat Mapping

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.

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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.

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