Generate a Dot Density Map

Examine Spatial Patterns with Dot Distribution Maps

Have you struggled with doing spatial analyses in the past? If so, a dot density map is an ideal solution for identifying and examining spatial patterns. A dot density map presents the differences of location density distributed geographically across a landscape.

Let’s take an example. Say you want to open a new retail store, but you’re not entirely sure what the best location is. You want your store to be in a populated area, but you want to avoid streets that have a lot of car accidents. With Mapline’s dot distribution mapping software, you can plot car accidents on your map and the dots will show you what areas tend to have higher volumes of car accidents.

With Mapline, dot mapping is not only easy to understand, but it is also easy to create a map of your own that fits your specific industry and business needs. Here’s how to create your own dot distribution map:

Dot Density Mapping

How to Create a Dot Density Map:

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click the dropdown button on the left sidebar.
  3. Choose “Dot Density” option.
  4. Select your preferred dot color, transparency, and size.
  5. Click the small checkbox if you want the markers to show on your map. If you don’t want the markers to appear, the checkbox is checked by default.
  6. Click the “Save” button.

That’s all it takes to create a dot density map and visualize patterns in your data!

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Export Printable Maps

Export map images right from Mapline! With a few clicks, you can export images the size of your screen or even blow them up to 4 times the size of your screen for enlarged printing. There are three image sizes:

  • Regular – Creates a map that is the size of your screen.
  • Large – Creates a map that is double the size of your screen.
  • Extra Large – Creates a map that is four times the size of your screen.

Naturally, the higher the zoom level the more detailed the map will be. Meaning the Extra Large map will be the most detailed map, but will also be a much larger image than the other two. To see exactly how the map would look printed, make sure to view the downloaded image at the 100% zoom level.

Export Printable Maps

Steps to Export a Map:

  1. Open your map in Mapline
  2. Click on Menu
  3. Click on Export
  4. Select what you want to export (Map or Sidebar)
  5. Select the image size you want

Sign up to start printing maps to use as handouts, for the wall in your office, or anything else!

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API

The Mapline API allows you to integrate your systems with Mapline. The API Documentation has all of the information and documentation needed to use Mapline’s API. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about Mapline’s API pricing plans and gaining access to Mapline’s API solutions.

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Map Sales Territory Reports

Get Greater Visibility into Sales with Territory Mapping Software

What are sales territory reports? These are summary reports on different territory areas. Using Mapline’s territory mapping software and mapping tool feature, you can quickly plot your sales data on a map, click on the territory, and see all the locations inside along with other metrics such as their total or average sales for locations with sales data.

Territory Map Reporting

Sales Territory Report Example at Work

Let’s say you are a sales company and you cover the entire United States. To get the sales territory report of each individual state (where a sales manager is assigned per state), just click on a specific state to see all the information right in front of your eyes. The report contains the following:

  • 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.

Territory Reports – Uses and Benefits

Use sales territory reports to analyze your sales territories. Identify which users have been assigned to which territories, which users have been assigned to more than one territory, or which users have no territories.

  • Access performance reports of Sales Managers.
  • Access customer data to build strategic selling actions.
  • Drive additional sales to new market.
  • Establish optimal business with different sales areas.
  • Gain insight on market segmentation.
  • Identify customers to focus on.
  • Identify customer opportunities.

Want to try this out now? Easy! Just create 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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