Create a range of eye-catching, data-rich, interactive maps.

map style

Styles of map

eSpatial has a map style to visualize every type of Excel data – to optimum effect. Use simple pin maps to get a full business picture, territory maps (which come with a balancing tool) to divide up markets equitably, heat maps to aid regional strategies, route maps for optimized driving directions and bubble maps to impart information quickly and clearly.

Once you have your map made, you can choose from a range of styling options that provide you with a whole host of capabilities to brand or style your map to make it stand out.

These capabilities include:

  • Adding multiple styles to a single point.
  • Define multiple style palettes for colors and symbols.
  • Set the default style for colors and symbols.
  • A new single entry point into styling.
  • Easier to switch between multiple layers when styling a map.

 

Apply multiple styles to a single point

You can add multiple styles to a single point. This includes labels, coloring, sizing and symbols that can all be styled based on underlying data for that point. For example, you could label all points with a company name, use a symbol to indicate the companies industry, color based on their current revenue and size based on their growth potential. Using multiple styles is a great way to show multiple views on a single source of data, and present a really powerful story of what is going on.

multiple_styles

Define multiple color and symbol palettes

With this feature, you can save a palette of styles (colors or symbols) and the matching range values. This is great when you want to create similar maps on a regular basis. You can define a set of styles that work best with your data. You can then easily reuse these styles as you update and reload new versions of your data. For example, you could have a preferred symbol or color for your sales reps. You may wish to set a preferred set of colors and ranges to apply to your revenue figures so that your maps are both easy to reproduce, and also so that there is consistency between the maps you produce.

Symbol Styles

Color Styles

 

You can also set the default color and symbol style, so that the next time you upload data, the default will be applied where appropriate.

Additional improvements in this release include a single access point to styling and the ability to switch between layers once in styling mode

 

Add logos or graphics to a map with Annotations

For a map with more impact, you may wish to place your logo or a relevant, significant graphic. With Annotations, you can add an image, note, or video to your map. Fo rmore information on Annotations, check out the below video:

 

Map size by pin size

You can add greater immediacy to mapped data by sizing the pins so they represent volumes – the larger the  pin, the greater the volume; the smaller the pin, the smaller the volume.

Map size by color

A more subtle representation of data volumes can be achieved by eSpatial’s map by color feature. You can grade volumes by placing pins within a color range. For example, a rich colored red pin could represent the highest volume, while a pale yellow pin could represent lowest volume. The shaded pins in between show the full range of volumes.

Confused about map style? Let us help..

If you have data, but you’re not sure what type of map would best express it, then just talk to our Support team. Each member is a mapping expert. Working together, we can tease out an ideal mapping solution. Use Live Chat or email to contact the Support team.

How to style maps using eSpatial



Related Content