While it’s been an amazing ride having the benefits of Google Maps Engine (GME) available for your business and personal use at minimal fees, it’s time to move on. Google has notified users that support for this product will end in January 2016. Google Earth API support will end in December of 2015. MapBusinessOnline.com (MBO) may be a suitable substitute for your Google Engine mapping requirements. MapBusinessOnline.com, a web-based/Cloud business mapping service since 2010 has a growing user-base. MBO was developed by the same team that originally created Esri’s BusinessMAP – a desktop mapping alternative to MapPoint for more than a decade.
Map Business Online provides a complete set of business mapping features offering many of Google Maps Engine’s business mapping features:
|Import 250,000 records per map from CSV, XLS, text files||**|
|Access and export Census demographic data|
|Heat Map numeric data symbolization|
|Create territories by zip, state & more|| |
|Includes 5 & 3 digit zips, counties, state, Census tracts & more|
|Display periodic sales results by region or territory|
|Conduct drive time analysis|
|Print large format maps|
|Market Analysis - Compare multiple datasets|
|Unsurpassed technical support for new users|
|Easily color code biz data|
|Create optimized multi-stop routes on the map|
|Up-to-date base maps included|
|Link to websites and images from your business map|
|Add draw objects to and manually drop points on the map|
|Extract map images for use in slide shows presentations|
|Data import API|
|Share or embed interactive web maps|
|Supports address geocoding in the USA, Canada and the UK|
|Planned MBO Features|
|Route creation and data management API||*|
|Import records from SHP, TAB, or Raster imagery||*|
*Feature scheduled for release soon
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MVP Sports Clubs is a sports and health facility management and development company with opera¬tions in Central Florida and West Michigan. MVP uses Map Business Online to construct demographic map profiles of a radius surrounding each of their many sports clubs. Such market analysis helps MBO users develop a better understanding of their business which makes strategic planning more effective.
"MBO users develop a better understanding of their business which makes strategic planning more effective."
The Alternative Board (TED), an advisory board creation service for business of all types and sizes, used MapPoint to import customer locations, create and manage territories, and for visual market analysis. When MapPoint left them high and dry, they began looking for a MapPoint replacement. This process led them to Map Business Online.
Over a period of a few weeks Map Business Online shared several online web demo that showed exactly how Map Business Online would replace and improve upon the mapping technology TED had become used to. The Alternative Board recently renewed their Map Business Online subscription for another year.
The Alternative Board
"Map Business Online has played a major role in helping us to expand. It has helped us successfully map out our territories so that we know where we are and where we can be. With a clear picture of where we are, it has helped make it easier to locate available territory for our new Franchisees. Map Business Online has even helped us keep our guarantee and carry out its promise for a five mile protection radius for each Franchisee. Map Business Online has not only given us a map of where we are now, but it has also given us a map for our future."
Franchise Support Department Head
The Tutoring Center Franchise Corp