MapBusinessOnline newsletter – December 2016

MapBusinessOnline Achieves Enterprise Ready CloudTrust Security Ranking

SpatialTEQ Inc., a leading geospatial software development company announced today that it has been awarded the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ rating of enterprise-ready for its MapBusinessOnline business mapping software. Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready cloud services fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security and business practices. Learn more...

New! Demographic Data Updates

MapBusinessOnline now includes these supplemental data sets used for market profile analysis and business site selection:

  • US Census estimates for 2015 and 2016
  • Consumer expenditure data estimates for 2015 and 2016

This data is available in the MBO Data Window, color coding, MBO market analysis as well as map display labels. These additional data sets are available at no additional fee and as a response to customer requests. Yet another MapPoint feature included in MBO.

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We believe the best way to help new users learn about MapBusinessOnline is through you, the user. Please review MBO at this link. The first 25 new reviews will receive a $20 Amazon gift card as a token of our appreciation. Offer ends December 23, 2016.

MBO Tips & Tricks

Premium Layers - MBO users who purchased an annual or team subscription have access to premium layers - Cites, City Limits, MSA's, Census Tracts, and School Districts. Click the Add Layers button on the Master Toolbar.

Imported Data Updates - by including a column of unique identifiers in your imported data you could make data updates easier and faster. Common unique ID's are customer numbers, or record ID's. But you can just assign your own. As you import, match your unique ID column to the unique ID field. Later when it is time to update data, go to Map & Data and Hover over your data layer, click the Edit Gear and under General, choose Update data set from file (your machine). There is also Refresh Data option which will pull the map edits done by your Team members.

Lightning Video – Updating Imported Data from a File

A short video that quickly demonstrates how to update your imported business data from a file.

MBO Feature of the Month - ZIP Code Fillers

For those of you building nationwide sales territories by ZIP code we're sure you've noticed the white areas that represent sections of the nation where no ZIP codes exist. This is especially prominent out west with large undeveloped areas and national parks. MBO provides an option to use ZIP codes with fillers. The fillers allow territory managers to color shade all none-ZIP code areas the same shade as the surrounding ZIPs. This fix is not retroactive but would apply to any territories created moving forward. Open Map & Data, click the Edit Gear on the toolbar. Choose the ZIP Code Tab. In the drop down selection at the bottom choose USPS ZIP codes with fillers.

MBO Community - Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship recently provided a testimonial for MapBusinessOnline. Prison Fellowship® trains and inspires churches and communities, inside and outside of prison, to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. PFM uses MapBusinessOnline Team Edition to create a variety of maps that track the placement of constituents and describe the demographic background of placement areas for further study and understanding. "We love MBO, especially the ability to share maps with non-license holders for viewing!" Read more about how Prison Fellowship helps lend a helping hand to those people seeking to successfully rejoin society after their time in prison.