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Highlight market area on map

This article describes how to highlight market area or sales territories on map.

In Map Business Online you can define market area or territory by ZIP code, county, or state. More geographies are coming soon so you will be able to define market area by Census tracts, MSA, and other map areas.

  1. First of all you need to define your market area or territory. Following articles present several methods of designing market area or territory: Design sales territories by ZIP codes, Design sales territories by counties or states.
  1. You may want to zoom or pan map to see your market area. See this article on how to navigate around map: Zoom & pan map.
  1. Now we are ready to highlight market area. Open Data window if it is not already open by clicking following icon on Map Business Online toolbar.
  1. Select market area you have created in the box on the upper left of Data window.
  1. Check ‘Filter data on map’ box.
  1. You may want to change market area color and transparency. Change color by opening up colors box in Data window and selecting a color.
  1. To change market area transparency follow these steps:
    1. Open Map & Data window if it is not already open. Click Map & Data tab centered on the left side of map to open the window.
    2. Click gear icon on Map & Data window toolbar. ‘Manage map and data’ dialog will pop up.
    3. Select ‘Territory options’ tab in ‘Manage map and data’ dialog.
    4. Check or uncheck ‘Transparent’ box as necessary.
  1. You can show market area over streets map. To do that select Custom map template (if not already selected) and turn on visibility of Streets map layer in Map & Data window.
  1. Finally you will have your market area highlighted over streets map as on picture below.