Tag Archives: territory mapping

Metropolitan Statistical Areas – Census Geographies for Market Analysis

MapBusinessOnline includes a geographic boundary layer called MSAs or Metropolitan Statistical Areas. MSAs are area geographies designed, managed, and published by the Census Bureau.  These areas come in two types: Metropolitan MSAs – These are defined as having at least … Continue reading

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MapBusinessOnline Pro – A Solution for Where & When Challenges Related to Location

What problems does MapBusinessOnline Pro solve for the average customer using the tool? Business mapping software and GIS are geographic software solutions that address business challenges from a location perspective. In other words, a subscribing user of MapBusinessOnline would use … Continue reading

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Find the Nearest Facility – Retail Expansion with MapBusinessOnline Pro

Here’s an anonymous story: We’d been working on our current variety store expansion project for months. As Organization Expansion Director, my job was to facilitate expansion plans responsibly. The business’s overall growth plan focused on launching four or five new … Continue reading

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Share Territory Maps with Field Staff Through KML Export

Over the summer, MapBusinessOnline image file export options were enhanced to include KML support. In addition to exporting images such as PNG, Jpeg, or PDF files, MapBusinessOnline now supports KML files. Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML-based file format … Continue reading

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MapBusinessOnline Business Listings Search Tools

MapBusinessOnline has offered Business Listings as a location-based data source for sales leads, business data, and industry resource locations for the last four years. We have recently upgraded the database of business listings to include. Access to over 22 million … Continue reading

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What is a B2C Map-Based Market Analysis?

Map Business Online provides a series of location-based tools that can be used for a variety of market analysis tasks: Expansion Planning – Decision making and planning around new retail locations, new warehouse locations, or new health care centers offering … Continue reading

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How to Save Map Image Files in Map Business Online

Because maps are for sharing, Map Business Online allows business mapping users to save their map views as image files. An image file might be a Jpeg, PNG, or PDF file.  Map image files saved as a Jpeg, PNG, or … Continue reading

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How to Measure a Distance in Map Business Online

Along the Map Business Online master toolbar, six buttons in from the right side, sits the humble Measure Distance Tool.  The button icon is a yellow ruler. The kind that grade school teachers used to smack our study tables with … Continue reading

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How to Color Shade a Simple List of ZIP Codes on a Map

Many first-time users of MapBusinessOnline business mapping software begin their search for a mapping tool with a list of ZIP codes. Businesses of all types find themselves in possession of a list of ZIP codes with a desire to: Visualize … Continue reading

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For First Time Users of Map Business Online

First time Map Business Online users might be interested in a brief description of how to build their first business map. That’s the intent of this blog, at any rate. I’m putting myself in your shoes and going through the … Continue reading

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