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Patrick Butler

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Patrick Butler joined the eSpatial marketing team from 2013 to 2015. With a Masters in Journalism and experience in a variety of organizations, Patrick brought a wealth of commercial knowledge to the eSpatial team.

Multiple views of the same data and how to bookmark them

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When you upload your data to eSpatial online, every location point in your Excel spreadsheet is plotted on a map. However, you may not always want to see all the data at the one time - or you may want to perform an analysis and save it. You can easily do this with eSpatial mapping software. Get a free trial. How it works eSpatial allows you to create a map from an Excel spreadsheet in a Workspace and then analyze...

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Create a map with pins in less than 3 minutes!

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You have exciting data and you want others to engage with it. You have a brainwave: create a map with pins! But your manager wants something in the next hour, and you're no cartographer! Don't panic... Use eSpatial and you can create a map with pins in minutes. How fast can can you map?   Presuming you have nice clean data with a location element  - address, zip code, etc. - in an Excel document, let's see how fast we...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/create-a-map-with-pins-in-3-minutes-or-less

Collaborative mapping

Groups and users sharing

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This article was last updated June 2015 If you have an eSpatial Team or Enterprise license, you can avail of the Groups & Users functionality, for collaborative mapping. This allows complete control over who sees your Excel datasets and maps - and who can edit them. Step 1: Add a Group Open the map you want to share. Click on the shaded dropdown username button (top right of screen) and select Manage Group & Users. On the next screen, you...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/collaborative-mapping-adding-users-or-groups

Types of Excel map

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eSpatial allows you the flexibility to visualize your Excel data in any number of ways. Below are samples of the different types of Excel map you can create. Hover your cursor over each embedded map and click to interact with it. 1. Simple Pin Map View a larger version of US Customers Pin Map created with eSpatial mapping software. Nothing could be simpler. Just upload your Excel data and it can be automatically plotted in seconds (depending on size of...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/types-of-excel-map

Embed a map in a website without being a HTML whizzkid!

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Embedding a map in a website is easy, using eSpatial (sign up for a free trial here). All you have to do is copy one line of code and then paste it into the HTML source code of a page. An example of how one eSpatial user embedded a map on a website. First step - create a map for free Sign up for a free eSpatial trial, follow the step-by-step instructions here and you can be embedding maps in...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/how-to-embed-a-map-on-a-website

Map multiple locations

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Would you like to map multiple locations like this: Well, a map with multiple locations can be created in 3 easy steps using eSpatial. Step one If you haven't done so already, sign up for a free eSpatial trial. All you need to supply is an email address and a self-created password. For that, you get an account for as long as you want it and also 7- day access to eSpatial Pro, which has bells and whistles too numerous...

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How to use filtering on an eSpatial data map

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A powerful feature of eSpatial is its data filtering capability. It allows you to narrow your focus to get to the data you really want to look at. In eSpatial you can filter your table of data in the same way you would in excel. Filtering your data while it is already plotted on a map allows you to create multiple views of the same data that you can share with various colleagues and team members depending on what they...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/filtering-a-data-map

Color By Value On A Heat Map

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When you create an eSpatial heat map, default colors are used - ranging from yellow to red - to highlight levels of data values within a specified region: However, you can easily customize these colors (you can go as wacky as you want!): How to change heat map colors In the Legend window, hover over the heatmap dataset (it's the one with the polygon shape - not the marker - beside it), and select Style & Color: This should open...

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How To Create Radius Maps

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This article was last updated June 2019 What are radius maps? A radius map -- also known as a buffer map -- allows you to create a radius around your data points based on distance. While this may sound simple, radius maps can be used for powerful proximity analysis. For example, you can quickly judge how many of your customers are within 10 miles of your sales rep, and much more. This is useful for increasing efficiency because you can...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/create-a-radius-map

Benefits of Radius Maps

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Benefits of Radius Maps eSpatial radius maps can be generated in seconds, producing key new insights. For instance, imagine your center point is your head office and you want to find all your clients within a 10 Mile radius of that office. This is what it might look like as a radius map: Chicago Radius Map How Radius Maps can help you 1. You can focus on a particular area and quickly assess it needs Maybe you run a number of...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/benefits-of-within-distance-radius-maps

Mapping software for Mac

What apple maps can’t do!

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This article was last updated February 2015 Mac users have had Apple Maps on their machines since the launch of OSX Mavericks in 2013, but it is not a business mapping tool. For consumers rather than business users Like Google Maps, Apple Maps will certainly help you find places you want to go and also provide directions on how to get there. However, it will not allow you to upload data or plot it on a map (not to mention...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/mapping-software-for-mac

Filtering means focus

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One of the more powerful attributes of eSpatial is its data filtering capability. This powerful feature is well worth exploring. At this stage, I'll assume you have signed up for your free eSpatial trial and mapped your data. Filter data Make sure your data table is visible. To filter particular data on an eSpatial map, click on the filtering symbol  that appears on the top of every column on an eSpatial map table. In my example below, you'll notice that...

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How to layer data onto a Territory Map

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If you've created a territory map using eSpatial, as described here, then your next task will probably be to layer data onto the map. Here's a map with two layers - a map layer and a point layer, as an example: Let's begin the process of putting data onto a territory map by clicking the Add Data button when you log in to eSpatial.Then click Add From Library: Next, you need to select the datasets you want included on your...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/how-to-layer-data-onto-a-territory-map

Where to find famous Irish pubs mentioned in “The Irish Pub” film

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There's a new documentary coming out soon and the makers have used eSpatial on their website to map some famous Irish Pubs mentioned in the film. Find out more about the film - appropriately called The Irish Pub - here or click on the interactive map below to explore the locations of the pubs covered. Sure if you're in the area, you might want to pop in and have a pint and a chat yourself. Are you a Salesforce User?...

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