MBO users accessing the included demographic data layers from within territories or map objects will have noted the population category labeled Group Quarters. A Group Quarters definition was requested by a few users.
A Group Quarter is a housing unit for people requiring specific services. It is not a typical Census defined housing unit like a regular owned home or a rented apartment. "Group Quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers’ dormitories." Read about demographic data in MBO.
Group Quarter totals represent the estimated number of people living in Group Quarters in your identified area of interest.
Be sure to stop by Map Business Online's Map Gallery every so often to view an interactive map of a geospatial scenario. These maps are designed to represent real world situations that translate well into a business map. Feel free to submit requests for a Map Gallery subject. Please include data sources with permissions and perhaps a sense of what the maps purpose should be.
A customer asked recently about querying a County Based Territory for all contained ZIP codes. Below is noted the process to enable this tricky result. After your county based territories are created:
Here's a few links to a few recent and interesting articles on mapping
While we focus our development team on making Map Business Online the easiest and most advanced business mapping tool available, we also recognize that some companies with complex sales territories, haven't got the staff to learn, create and maintain their business maps. More and more enterprises are turning their map work over to MBO Business Map for Hire to build territories or map analysis supporting sales, marketing or strategic planning.
Let us review your business map requirement and we'll estimate the project scope which could include supplemental data, test cases, and map generation. Lead times and costs are reasonable. Join the manufacturing, retail, and sales organizations that trust their map requirements to MBO Business Map for Hire. References are available upon request, under a mutual NDA.
Not every map requires a map title. But important business maps should include a Map Title. There are two naming conventions for maps in MBO. One is the Save As function that occurs when you save any map. The saved file name is a name of sorts and it displays in small text at the top center of the overall map, but there are no text controls over the Save As naming convention.
An actual Map Title function is located in Map & Data under Edit map Properties:
Use the Map Title to clearly state the intent of your map. Use it to inform your map audience of your maps intent. Keep it simple and correctly formatted. Adjust the Map Title background color so the title is differentiated from the rest of the map.
Remember there are additional text box options in the draw tools. And you also have Legend editing tools.