How to create a color coded map

on January 7, 2014

What's a color coded map? For this example, we are going to look at maps that have different geographic regions distinguished by different colors. For example, below is a color coded map of France. Colors are used to indicate the different regions of France (Normandy, Bordeaux, etc). This map also uses regional boundary files to reveal the borders of each "departement" (like a US county) within a region. If that's the type of map you're looking to produce and attach data to, well then we're in business! But, before you do anything, make...

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How to do customer relationship mapping

6 fail-safe steps

on November 13, 2013

It's a given: it's cheaper to retain existing customers than to win new ones. So keep those customers happy! Customer relationship mapping is about keeping track of customer responses to your product or service. By doing this, you can deal with problems quickly and effectively. Here's what we recommend in eSpatial: 1. Give customers a means to provide feedback Set up a form in your website that allows customers to rate or comment on your product or service. Alternatively, send an email to...

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Plot data on a map

Effectively!

on October 24, 2013

This article was last updated January 2015 eSpatial makes it easy to plot data on a map. However, before you upload your Excel data, you should know what you want to achieve – your "mapping goal". Your mapping goal when you plot data on a map can be simple or complex Steps to get what you want: 1. Define the purpose of your map There is always an over-riding reason to plot data on a map. What yours? Do you want to simply convey a sense of proximity or distance between locations? Do you...

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Excel Heat Map

Step-by-step instructions

on August 21, 2013

An Excel heat map shows different levels of information visualized as graded shades on a map. You can generate two types of Excel heat map using eSpatial: a heat map and a regional heat map. You can follow this article at the same time as making your own excel heat map, either from your data or from our sample data. Just join our free trial below. No credit card needed. Create Your Excel Heat Map Now Heat Map This is a data styling option in eSpatial. Plot data, then create an intensity/heat map based on pin density or on particular values...

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How To Create a Heat Map

on June 25, 2013

This article was last updated May 2018 A heat map highlights different levels of data (e.g. population size) per region on a map. To create a heat map, use eSpatial and follow the instructions below. Sign up for a free eSpatial trial here to start heat mapping your data! Two Types of Heat Map As you can see from the images above, eSpatial can create two types of heat map. Each type of heat map can give you different views of your data depending on the question you’re asking and the result you’re looking for. Hot Spot Heat Map – This is a...

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Mapping an Excel spreadsheet

Step-by step

on May 17, 2013

This article was last updated June 2017 Create a map from Excel Data for free eSpatial is a mapping software tool which allows you to move data from excel to map. Now you can easily map addresses from excel which will allow you to better visualize your data and spot potential gaps and opportunities for your business. So you've signed up for a free eSpatial trial and now you want to start mapping an Excel spreadsheet? Just follow the steps below to create a simple Excel map. Map excel data like the simple interactive map above using eSpatial.

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New map for Easter: Different breeds of rabbits

on April 5, 2012

Easter is almost upon us! The combination of Easter and the northern hemisphere's spring brought rabbits to mind – we can't stop thinking about what the Easter Bunny might bring us! While we're waiting, we decided to look into a rabbit-themed map – so we've mapped the global distribution of different rabbit breeds. The map (above) shows how many different breeds of rabbits you'll find in a number of countries. If you live in a country like Australia, there's only one breed of rabbit – so you...

New map: Irish placenames around the world

on March 16, 2012

Irish place names around the world Did you know that if your town or city begins or ends with "bally", "derry", "rath" or "shan", that the placename is likely to be Irish in origin? Many Irish placenames (often anglicised versions of the original Irish names) travelled with Irish emigrants as they left home to seek new opportunities all over the world. As a result, many settlements were named after Ireland’s larger cities and towns. We’ve mapped 6 of them for you to look at. Our first map...

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New maps: Mardi Gras & pre-Lenten celebrations

on February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras celebrations Lent is about to start – which means today is Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”)! Cities around the world are celebrating the pre-Lenten period with a range of carnival-like celebrations. If you’re thinking of heading to a Mardis Gras celebration next year, or would like to know more about where these carnival-style events take place, a map is always a good place to start looking! Our first map (above) shows the top 12 countries renowned for their Mardis Gras parades...

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