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Map Your Business newsletter – January 2017
MBO News - Demographic Data Now Includes Consumer Expenditures
- Choose from over one hundred categories
- Create map analysis by Census tract, ZIP code, county, MSA or state
Last month SpatialTEQ Inc. updated Map Business Online demographic data with USA Census derived consumer expenditure data. These data layers are included with our demographic data layer options. Interesting categories include: property taxes, telephone services, and vehicle finance charges. You will also note Census projections for the years 2015 & 2016.
FREE Webinar - ZIP Code Points!
Join us at 11AM on January 26th for a half hour webinar dedicated to the use of both point and boundary USPS ZIP codes. Sign up for this FREE webinar here.
Map Business Online for the Large Enterprise
A recent analysis of Map Business Online current customers revealed a serious uptick in corporate customers. Large enterprises require business mapping software just like small businesses do. And many of these large companies are still using MapPoint. See the new MBO Enterprise webpage here. If your business requires improved access to business maps, we'd love to help.
Lightning Video - Building Concentric Circles in MBO
This short video quickly highlights a map application in MBO - Creating concentric circles in MBO is easy. Sometimes users want that option to show varying demographics, delivery ranges or some other function. Think Thomas Crown Affair - "Round. Like a circle in a circle. Like a wheel within a wheel." Read more.
MBO Tips & Tricks
Summary Button - Remember, whenever you draw a map object on an MBO map (a circle, polygon or drive time poly) you have the option to click the Summary Button (an M on its side) and compile a fast data set from demographic data and your own imported data.
Public Data - Access free supplementary data included with MBO. Click the Plot Data button and choose the lower import option and the drop down options for Public Data. Access crime statistics, school info and more.
Delete All Draw Objects - Have you made a mess out of your map? Sometimes we get carried away with draw objects - lines, circles, boxes. Use the Undo button above the master toolbar to undo one object at a time. If you want to get rid of them all open Map & Data, click to overall Edit Gear and click the Delete Drawings button.
MBO Feature of the Month - Routing with Time Windows
Map Business Online optimized routing tools now include the ability to add time windows to your route stops. Import spreadsheets that include arrival time estimates and stop duration times. All time durations are aggregated in route total reports. And route data is exportable now. Export to PDF, HTML, CVS, ITN, or GPX files.
Last month we asked for users to post reviews of Map Business Online. Read results here.
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