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How to Create a ZIP Code Heat Map

Up here in New England, it’s getting hot outside. What better time than during a heatwave to discuss heat mapping. After all, heat maps are cool. Heat maps describe business or human activity by color shading data values over specific … Continue reading

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10 Tips for New Users of MapBusinessOnline.com

Sometimes we get simple MapBusinessOnline questions on Chat that deserve quick answers, and perhaps some longer-term users may wonder about these same basic processes too. So, here’s a list of simple MapBusinessOnline processes you might wonder about. After all, we … Continue reading

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Political Mapping – T’is the Season but Proceed with Caution

  What defines America? I think this is a question many of us have been asking ourselves over the last ten days. Who are the folks that make up our nation? It’s a wide range of groups. On a very … Continue reading

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Maintain Situational Awareness During the COVID Reopening

Some business owners and managers have come to understand the value of business mapping software. Perhaps you are one. You may already subscribe to MapBusinessOnline.com or one of our top five competitors. Or you may be an ex-Microsoft MapPoint user … Continue reading

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How Do I Build a COVID-19 Map That Supports My Org?

Many home care and nursing home businesses use business mapping software in their operational environments to better understand the challenges they face. Location awareness has become a primary concern for medical organizations as they do battle with COVID-19 and do … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Create a COVID-19 Pandemic Map by City Limit (Updated for 4/29/20 Data)

By now many of you have looked at the various COVID-19 pandemic maps we’ve published by both County and by State. That data is pretty easy to find and grab. We’ve used the data released on weekdays by USAFacts.org. We … Continue reading

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How Do I Apply Mass Edits to Imported Location Data in MapBusinessOnline?

Once you have imported location-based or address data into MapBusinessOnline you may decide you want to update that data. Updating data semi-automatically can be done using MapBusinessOnline but you must plan ahead to accomplish this. Remember to download the Map … Continue reading

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How Do I Record a COVID-19 Time-lapse Map Using MapBusinessOnline

For the second week in a row, I’ve interrupted the usual blog schedule to talk about mapping the Novel Coronavirus. Tracking the spread of a virus is certainly an interesting use of business mapping software. It can also be quite … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Mapping the Covid-19 Contagion

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog to bring you this special blog presentation.  I had another blog drafted, but I felt this one was more appropriate for our shared historical moment.  Some of our clients may want to build maps … Continue reading

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How Can I Import Custom Symbols into MapBusinessOnline?

Importing a spreadsheet of location data and viewing those locations against a web map is the first thing most new MapBusinessOnline users do when they log on. The business mapping function of importing data can be described in multiple ways: … Continue reading

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