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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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Where Harry Meets Sally – a Territory Tale

Scenario: You’re the new salesperson for an industrial construction products company. Your boss has handed you your territory. You will cover all of Orange County, Florida, East of highway I-4. “Gulp.” Cue the beads of sweat on your brow. Problem: … Continue reading

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3 Popular Applications of MapBusinessOnline’s Calulated Data Columns

MapBusinessOnline provides the business map user with the ability to create formulas and ratios using the Calculated Data Columns tool, applied by map layer. Calculated Data Columns is accessed by selecting a targeted map layer in Map and Data. For … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Access Demographic Data in Map Business Online Std and Pro

Demographic data is accessed by business map users to build location intelligence supporting business decision making. Sometimes the data is used to simply display population densities by area. In another case, that demographic data becomes the baseline data for establishing … Continue reading

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Three Business Maps for Improving Your Business

A business map solves business problems. That’s why you take the time to learn a program like Map Business Online or justify a $500 ($350 renewal) investment in business mapping software. Every day we field chat, email, and phone inquiries … Continue reading

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How Do I Calculate ZIP Code-to-ZIP Code Driving Distances?

I’ve worked in the geospatial field for over twenty years now. This milestone seriously blows my mind, both because it reminds me how fast time flies and because it’s been a winding road. My initial time in geospatial sales was … Continue reading

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How Do I Create and Optimize a Business Map Visualization?

We often describe the most popular use of Map Business Online as a Map Visualization. People might wonder, “What is a map visualization?” What do we mean by business map visualizations and how does one decide what settings to apply … Continue reading

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How Do I Generate Demographic Data for Concentric Circle Maps?

This week I discovered the below outlined, interesting Map Business Online Pro Market Analysis solution for creating concentric circles with demographic data. Businesses sometimes need to describe business processes using concentric circle maps. Concentric circles are circles with varying radii … Continue reading

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