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
Nothing could be simpler. Just upload your Excel data and it can be automatically plotted in seconds (depending on size of file) using eSpatial. Customizable options include: basemaps (satellite, terrain, etc.), pin color and pin style – including the ability to plot your own graphics (e.g. company logos) on the map. The numbers on the map represent data clusters – just zoom in to break them up. (You can turn this feature on and off.)Create a simple pin map
2. Heat map
A heat map allows you to express densities – or volumes – of data in a quick, easy-to-understand way. In a instant, you can get a market overview – where you’re doing well, and where things could be improved. Layer other data to create a complex and compelling visualization.Create a heat map
3. Regional heat map
Regional heat maps allow geographic regions (states in the above map) to be colorized to reveal different levels of intensity of a dataset value. In the heat map above, I can instantly see where the highest and lowest numbers of customers are located, on a state-by-state basis. I can also layer other pin datasets on top of this map, for greater flexibility in analyzing my data.Create a heat map
4. Territory Map
This territory map allows me to break up my two sets of Excel data and put them on a simple map, with each dataset tied to a predefined region. This is a great tool for regional insights and management.Create a territory map
5. Route Map
Route maps are highly practical business tools that save hours on journeys and, as a consequence, also help reduce fuel costs. eSpatial route maps (or a leg of a journey) can be accessed – with turn-by-turn directions (click on the car symbol in the map above) – on mobile devices using the Google Maps app. Get optimized routing, by default, or customize a route.Create a route map
6. Bubble Map
Like Heat Maps, Bubble Maps can summarize data levels in a particular region. In the above map, all occurrences of a particular set of data – US Customers – has been expressed on a state-by-state basis. All the customers within a state have been combined to give an aggregate number, expressed by the size of the circle. This is a great way to communicate key regional information, quickly and clearly. To enhance the visualized data, I have changed the basecamp map to “Unimposed Topo” (basemaps can be changed by clicking on the menu at the bottom of the Legend panel).
Create a bubble map
7. Nearest Neighbor
Unlike a radius map, Nearest Neighbor does not generate a radius field, but rather finds a set amount of data nearest a center point. In the map above, I want to find the nearest 20 customers within 50 miles of my stores. Clicking on any store location and then using the Drill Down button will generate this data.