Radius maps, also known as buffer maps, are useful when you need to understand your data in relation to its proximity to other features. They are often used as coverage maps to see where you may have gaps or overlap of coverage of your shops, services, and operations.
For instance, you may need to be able to visualize how many customers you have within a 10-mile radius of your office locations or how many customers you could serve in a particular region if you signed a new franchisee.
eSpatial allows you to generate radius maps one at a time or for multiple relationships. Each radius is represented on the map as a polygon, which can then be used for further analysis. Learn how to create your own radius maps with our quick and easy how-to guide.
When running a radius it is useful to be able to see what points lie outside your initial radius but within a maximum distance or drive time of a particular location. This can be done using the eSpatial Multiple Buffer feature.
This is often used for scenario planning, recruitment planning, and territory designing. You can create multiple buffers from a single point in a dataset or from all points in a dataset (up to 200). The option to create a buffer from all points is a great way to visualize, understand and communicate the coverage (and lack thereof) of your business. Learn how to use it in our how-to guide here.
You can also filter out this data and export to excel or as another dataset to run further analysis.
You can not only identify and analyze the points that lie within your radius buffers, but you can also identify the points that lie outside your radius too. This helps you spot gaps in your coverage.
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