Custom Territory Mapping with Mapline

Mapline offers a lot of fantastic features to help you analyze your Excel location data. One of these features is territories. With Mapline, you have the option to use a multitude of existing territories as well as creating custom shapes on your map. Want to understand the advantages of each of these methods? We’ve got you covered.

Available Existing Territories – How to Use Territory Mapping Software

Mapline offers territories for dozens of countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everything in between. You’re able to select your chosen country or continent and narrow down from that level. Examples of existing territories include: Australian local government areas, postal codes, states and territories and suburbs; China provinces; UK counties, countries, postcode areas, postcode districts and regions; and US zip codes, Census tract maps, congressional districts, area codes and school districts. Find a full list of Mapline’s available territories here.

As you can see, territories vary widely. Using our existing territories is best when you want to analyze your company’s location data in relation to your customers’ own lives and reality. For example, if you want to understand demographic factors associated with customers, you might plot customer addresses and overlay a territory as broad as states or as granular as US Census tracts to view distinct groups of populations and analyze their behavior.

Draw on a Map for Custom Map Making

If, however, you wish to analyze data based on your company’s own indicators, you can use our custom territory mapping to draw a circle on a map (or square or other shape – including irregular shapes) to represent your internal boundaries or delineated sales territories. You’re also able to click on your shape to then see a list of all the addresses located within the shape.

This feature is especially helpful for analyzing sales territories to determine reps’ workload and distribution of both clients and sales personnel.

And there you have it – when to use existing territories and when it’s best to draw on a map to create your own custom shapes. It’s that simple! Want to know what else you can do with Mapline? Browse our features.

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EMBED A MAP ON YOUR WEBSITE

Easy Steps to Embed a Map

Within seconds you can embed a map on a website with Mapline, and it’s just as easy as a YouTube video. Simply click Menu and select the Embed button. This will generate the code for you to paste into a webpage’s source code. Note that you will need to make your map public to embed a map. This simply means that anyone with the URL can access your map.

Embed a Map On Your Website with Mapline Mapping Software

When you insert a map on a website, you gain space to explain your map in more detail – how you gathered your data, where your map fits into a bigger vision, etc. You can also seek comments or feedback, which can be particularly useful when you are using a map for planning purposes. Gain input and insight from team members with different perspectives and use this when making important decision.

You can also configure the map size for the best fit on your site and indicate whether you would like to show the left sidebar or not.

Steps to embed a map on a website

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click on the MENU button and select the “Embed” option.
  3. Check the box indicating that you are aware that your map will be publicaly available
  4. Copy and paste code shown on the box into your website

Mapline makes it that easy to embed a map on your  website. Mapline makes it that easy to embed a map on a website. Sign up now to give it a try!

 

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Measure Distance Between Map Locations

Find all locations within a certain distance

You can easily create a more focused approach in targeting the right market. With Mapline, you can use distance analysis to understand what customers’ purchasing behaviors by seeing the distances locations are from one another. All it takes is a few clicks to analyze the connection of distances between map points. The results allow you to identify more growth opportunities.

Steps to find distances between locations

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click “Add.”
  3. Select the type of shape you want to draw. (Polylines or Circles)
  4. Draw polylines by clicking to make points on the shape. Draw circles by clicking and dragging.
  5. Click “Style” to change the color and border of the shapes.
  6. Click “Done.”
  7. Now, click on your map to see either the straight line distance or the radius distance from a single point on your map.

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How to Map Sales Territory Reports

Increase Visibility into Your Sales Performance

Sales territory reports provide full visibility into your sales performance you don’t get when looking at numbers in a spreadsheet. Sales summary maps created with our territory mapping software include:

  • Measurements – the shape of the territory, number of sides, area, and center coordinate
  • Summary of All Data – summary of all data sets inside the territory which include name, location count, midpoint, and center of minimum distance. If you have sales numbers in your pins, then you can see the total or average sales for each territory.
  • Export option – to download the territory report.

Steps for How to Create a Sales Summary Map

Creating a sales summary map is easy. Just build your map and place your sales data pins on the map. Then, overlay the territory you would like to view.

To access the territory report:

  1. Hover your mouse to a specific territory and click it.
  2. Your territory report will appear.
  3. Click the “Download” link.


That’s how easy it is to see territory performance reports! You can also create a heat map of your territories to visualize the performance.

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