MapBusinessOnline newsletter – July 2017

MBO Community - MBO Referral Program

Referrals are important for the growth of any business. We'd like to ask you, our valued customer, to consider referring MapBusinessOnline to your friends and colleagues. Accordingly, we've launched the Refer and Get a Gift program on our website. In exchange for any referral that leads to an annual or team sale, you will receive a $20 Amazon gift certificate. Thank you, in advance, for generating a MapBusinessOnline referral.

More details about the program can be found on the referral page or within our MBO Terms of Use.

MBO Discussion - The MBO Advantage

Sometimes it's important to remind people the advantages your product has over the competition. In MBO's case we believe the top three reasons may be:

  • MBO is easier to use than other business mapping software
  • MBO allows more location records imports per map than any other tool in its class
  • MBO provides excellent support services

You may feel differently. Let us know.

MBO Tips & Tricks - Edit Search Options

Map & Data, that blue box that floats over the left side of you map, contains a lot of editing and map customizing capabilities. We recently added Edit Search Options. You'll find this option setting when you open the Map & Data edit gear. Under Map Options look to the bottom. Open Edit Search Options to select how you would like to conduct spatial searches. If, for instance, you often search by a radius, do you want to collect data points or ZIP codes that are intersecting with your circle, intersecting at 50% or more, or just collect those strictly inside of your map object. It can make a difference. Give it a shot.

Lightning Video - How to Import a Territory Scheme

Import your territory scheme from a prepared Excel spreadsheet. This is a fast way to create your base territory layer. Regions and Divisions cannot be imported and must be created on the map. Here's the lighting video.

MBO Feature of the Month - Edit a Map Object Properties

When a user places a map object (circle, polygon, drive time) on the map a small toolbar is associated with that object. The second button from the right on that toolbar is the Edit Map Object button. Use this feature to change line size or color, turn fill off and on and apply color shadings to fill. Here is where you can assign text to a map object. The last, and sometimes critical, function here is the Change Order button, the ability to move a data layer to back or front of the map object.

Share Your Map Story

As always we are interested in ways to make MapBusinessOnline the best mapping software possible. Send us your business mapping software application examples. There are many map users who would like to learn about your application of business mapping.


Referrals to friends, relatives or business associates are the highest compliments we receive from our clients. We appreciate your referrals. Please check out our Refer and Get a Gift program.