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Vehicle Routing Using MapBusinessOnline

Following the demise of Microsoft MapPoint, here at MapBusinessOnline, we began to receive more frequent calls, chats, and emails from people seeking optimized vehicle routing. MapPoint gave away some powerful routing functionality, leaving many users at a loss for where … Continue reading

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Color-coding Large Quantities of Customers on a Business Map

Business map users often have an address-based dataset to import into their mapping applications. Sometimes these datasets have full addressing. At times, they have only a ZIP code associated with each record, or each point may be geolocated by latitude/longitude … Continue reading

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4 Simple Business Map Approaches for First-time Users of MapBusinessOnline

  Jason was out on vacation last week, and I found myself once more in the hot seat answering phones and chats. As usual, I came away thinking about new blogs I could write. One of the challenges in providing … Continue reading

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Private Map Sharing for Co-Editing in MapBusinessOnline

Business map users sometimes desire to share map editing privileges with their associates.  In other words, one subscriber to MapBusinessOnline business mapping software would like to share their business map with another subscriber to get more editing input – to … Continue reading

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MapBusinessOnline 7.3 Released – 4 New Features

Last week, MapBusinessOnline version 7.3 was released.  Any subscriber to MapBusinessOnline can access the new features listed below by running the Map App’s ‘MapBusinessOnline Updater’ option from the Windows Start Menu or the Mac Applications Folder. The Updater updates your … Continue reading

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Demographic Data and Business Mapping Software for Business Users

Both MapBusinessOnline subscriptions for Standard and Pro include access to Demographic Data by subject. The USA demographic categories are sub-divided into rough annual release years, mirroring the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) segmentation by release date. MapBusinessOnline Canada coverage … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Generate Images for Documents Using MapBusinessOnline

Business maps are for business analysis, sales planning, and even for legal records.  Modern business plans and market analysis are supplemented with location-based analysis in the form of a business map. MapBusinessOnline’s data window makes such analysis both possible and … Continue reading

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3 Advanced Concepts in MapBusinessOnline Territory Mapping

Advanced territory mapping challenges arise from time to time. By advanced, I mean above and beyond the standard territory mapping scenarios MapBusinessOnline typically serves. MapBusinessOnline has a few advanced business mapping software tools that can help represent more complex territory … Continue reading

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Count on MapBusinessOnline to Provide a Count

Maps answer questions. A typical navigation map answers the question, ‘How do I get from point A to point B?’ Business maps help answer business questions such as: Where are my clients located? How much revenue did we get from … Continue reading

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The Power and the Danger of Overlays On Your Business Map

Overlaying multiple datasets to a business map is a powerful feature. This ability to overlay layers allows a map creator to bring numerous elements into a map project to support its purpose. Elements like: A defined area of interest on … Continue reading

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