How to Create a Map of Business Locations

Choosing and monitoring business locations requires research, data and visibility. Jumpstart your own business location analysis when you leverage Mapline’s easy-to-use mapping tools. Need to map multiple locations on a map? No problem. Whether you need to plot potential retail sites, competitor locations or anything in between, Mapline is here to help.
 Follow these 8 steps to learn how to map multiple locations on a map:

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How to Create a Territory Map

Territory mapping brings your data to life—whether your boundary lines are by state, county, zip code, area code or something in between. When you visualize your data, you can uncover geographic trends affecting your business. Clear, easy-to-read visualizations ensure you always have a pulse on insights.

Ready to take your spreadsheet data to the next level with Mapline? Follow these 8 simple steps to learn how to create a territory map:

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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.

Measure and Export Distance Between All Locations in Two Datasets

Simple distance analysis

Mapline is making it a whole lot easier for you to find out exactly how far apart locations are. You can easily add two datasets to Mapline and then export the straight-line distance between all locations in both of these datasets. Once downloaded, the Excel spreadsheet will contain the 2 datasets that you chose. The first one is along the side as rows, while the second dataset goes along the top as columns. The distance between any two locations is shown where the column and row intersect.

Steps to measure and export the distance between all locations in two datasets

 

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click “Tools.”
  3. Select “Distance Grid.”
  4. Select the two datasets and your preferred units.
  5. Click the “OK” button to export the distances between all locations in datasets (A) and (B).

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