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Make Your Heat Map Stand Out

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Basemap choice - Easy to read

One of the most commonly used features offered by eSpatial is Heat Maps, it's a great tool for showing data densities / groupings on a map, e.g. A heat map showing population densities would likely employ darker shades of color to represent higher population densities and lighter colors to represent lower population densities. There are two types of heat maps: Hot Spot Heat Map Regional (Choropleth) Heat Map The main use of heat maps is to help your users understand...

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Benefits of Using Drive Time Analysis With eSpatial

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Here's how a drive time analysis can help you. Proper planning for Sales and Service teams in the field is crucial for avoiding inefficient and unproductive employee work days. Furthermore, poor planning leads to money lost on fuel costs, missing key client deals, and the valuable time of your team being wasted. Luckily, a Drive Time Analysis can help you avoid all this! With eSpatial's new Drive Time Analysis, you can visualize coverage areas in terms of driving times and...

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The December Update of eSpatial has been Released

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Here at eSpatial, we are really excited about our latest release. As always, customer feedback is key to our product roadmap and ongoing updates. In December's release, the two key development areas are Map Styling and Salesforce.com Integration. Map Styling The additional map styling capabilities are something that all our users will benefit from. The new styling functionality provides you with a whole host of new capabilities as well as far more efficient ways to style your maps. These new...

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Basemaps

The foundation of your maps

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At eSpatial, we talk mostly about the types of maps you can create, the types of analysis you can run, and the outcomes you can get from mapping your business data. With the latest release of eSpatial including two new basemaps, we thought it was a good time to learn about the importance of choosing the right basemap for your data. So read on to learn why a basemap is important and which basemaps are best for you. What is...

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eSpatial October Release Preview

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As always, we are continuously looking at ways to make our mapping software work better for our customers. Later this month we are releasing some new features which are sure to make a difference to how you visualize your data on maps. Today we'll take a sneak peek at a few of the updated features. Optimized Labelling Labels are an important part of map styling. They help to differentiate and annotate points of importance. Choosing the right size, font, background...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/espatial-october-release-preview

Custom Mapping for Your Organization

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The beauty of using a cloud based mapping solution to visualize and analyze your business data is that you can customize those maps to suit your needs. Whether its custom territories, custom map pins or matching your map with your brand colors, you do a lot to make the maps your own. In today's blog post we'll look at just how you can do that with eSpatial's powerful mapping solution. Custom Type of Map While every map is personal to...

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Mapping for Business 101: Present and Publish

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Over the past 8 weeks we have gone through Mapping for Business step by step and hopefully you've found a way to use mapping successfully to drive business decisions in your organization. This week we are going to bring everything together to help you present your data in the best possible way. Style and Color Ok, so first of all you need to make sure your map looks good. Style and color can mean the difference between a room full...

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Mapping for Business 101: Analyzing your Data

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When running any type of data analysis there are a few things you should do to ensure you get what you're looking for. So we will go through these quickly before taking a look at the types of map analysis you can run. 1. Define Your Questions What do you want to learn from this data? Questions should be clear, concise and measurable. Design your questions to either qualify or disqualify potential solutions to your specific problem or opportunity. 2....

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Mapping for Business 101: Problems Mapping Can Solve

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Data without analysis is just data. How you analyse that data is what helps you to make more informed business decisions. Our customers use maps to understand market coverage, to plan store visit routes and to identify where to locate their next office or retail outlet. Last week in Mapping for Business Part 2 we discussed setting goals and evaluating your data. Once you have that done, it's time to identify what type of map can answer your questions. Problem...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/mapping-for-business-101-problems-mapping-can-solve

Mapping For Business 101: Setting Goals & Preparing Your Data

Author image - Colm Kennyby Colm Kenny on

With mapping software like ours, you can upload any type of data so long as it contains location information. You might be thinking that a lot of your data might not be suited for maps, but you would be surprised how much of your organization's data is location based. Your customer and contacts database likely contains thousands of addresses or shipping addresses, same for your suppliers. If you have more than one store or office, all of that information will...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/mapping-for-business-101-setting-goals-preparing-data

7 Benefits of Cloud Based Mapping Software

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Modern cloud-based mapping software is no longer physically confined to specific desktops and can be accessed almost anywhere. This can empower your organization - no matter what size it is - to become more competitive and increase productivity. We've had hundreds of people come to us who had previously used desktop mapping solutions such as MapPoint. Our cloud based mapping software presented them with the opportunity for their organization to upgrade their solution to a more modern cloud-based service that would...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/7-benefits-cloud-based-mapping-software

7 Types of Maps and Why They Are Useful

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At eSpatial, we live and breathe maps so we know what all the different types of maps mean and how they help you in your day to day work. Today we are taking a step back to ensure that you are finding the information you want by using the correct type of map. So we've put together a list of 7 types of maps our customers create regularly using our mapping software and why they use them. 1. Simple Pin Maps...

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Why You Need Data Visualization in 2016

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People love visuals, it's a natural thing. They are easier to comprehend and more appealing. Visuals are a huge part of everyday life, they entertain us, help us learn, communicate, and can make us feel emotions. So what better way to communicate your company's data with clients and colleagues? Data is the lifeblood of businesses and as it's volume and complexity grow exponentially, organizations can struggle to keep up and find themselves drowning in data. Amongst this sea of extensive...

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5 Ways Data Visualization Can Improve Your Business

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Mapping is one of the strongest data visualization tools available today. Maps tell stories, they can reveal trends and insights that cannot be seen in spreadsheets. In today's business world, there is an abundance of information and data. With technology today, the amount of data being created is growing exponentially as people and business are increasingly connecting online. Because of the massive amount of data available, businesses are becoming more number driven in the decisions they make and in providing...

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