Business Location Mapping of Thousands of Well-Known Companies

Business Location Analysis with Mapping Tools

You don’t have to hire an intern to scrape the internet for data. We’ve done all the work for you! With a couple clicks of your mouse, you can map competitor store locations from thousands of businesses. Everything from McDonald’s restaurants to Walmart stores to Little Caesars Pizza locations can be found in Mapline’s datasets. Use this information for detailed analysis – segment your data and competitor data to determine strategic moves for your business. Retail store mapping is an extremely valuable tool that helps give you a competitive edge.

Mapline Provides Mapping Data for Thousands of Competitor Locations

Steps to Add Mapline Datasets of Competitor Store Locations to your Map

  1. Login to your Mapline account.
  2. Open the map you’re working on.
  3. Click the “Layers” button from the left sidebar.
  4. Click on “Add Pins from Mapline Data.”
  5. Now you will see a list of all the datasets (spreadsheets) available to you. Use the Search box to look for data sets by name or Category.
  6. Filter the results by clicking on any of the headers, and then check the box next to each dataset you would like to have appear on the map.
  7. Click “Done.”
  8. The selected datasets will be added to your map. Notice that larger datasets will be automatically clustered. This is to keep the map squeaky clean and running smoothly.
  9. Add your own data, and see how it all comes together!

There is a lot you can do with Mapline-provided datasets, including a rich set of features, some restrictions, and other upcoming enhancements. Learn more on our Mapline-Provided Dataset Permissions and Restrictions page. You can also check out the full list of available datasets.

That’s how easy it is to create a map with external data and from Excel spreadsheet data! It only takes a few seconds to visualize thousands of locations. Go ahead… start performing business location analysis with Mapline!

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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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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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