Creating sales territory maps in Map Business Online is easy:
You can use these very same tools to update or change a territory map. Select one or more ZIP codes and click the Puzzle Piece button from the mini-toolbar presented. Up comes the dialogue to create a territory. But you will need to choose from all the options below to update or change a territory.
The first option - Create new - we all understand, but what about other options:
We recently updated Map Business Online's geocoding services. Geocoding is Map Geek talk for plotting locations on a map. With Map Business Online's most recent update came the ability to geocode by ZIP + 4 addresses. Simply include any ZIP + 4 suffix in your address list and plot the records on the map in the usual way.
Map Business Online will incorporate the additional 4 digits into your geocoding process. If the ZIP + 4 designation carries a location instruction, MBO will place it accurately.
With Map Business Online's latest software update a new option was added to the Radius search functionality and we haven't talked about it yet. A short cut checkbox was added for searching for a defined number of points within X miles of your radius center.
Once a point has been added to the map, select a radius tool and create the circle object on the map. In the first window that pops up, select your target point layer and notice the check box the appears at the bottom of the window: "[Number] nearest straight-distance locations." Insert the number of nearest points you would like to query from the center of the circle.
The results will populate the Data Window for saving and export. Results will include the distances from center to each point, sorted by distance from the center.
This week I showed my eight-year-old nephew Map Business Online. He blew me away with his ability to quickly name states and countries. Here are several map quiz approaches that worked well:
I was impressed with how well he identified tough geo-objects such as the Caspian Sea, and Crete. Go Ollie! And go Ollie's teachers!
Map Business Online offers an array of tools designed to expose new markets for business mapping users. Those tools include:
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