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Quickly identify valuable opportunities with Color-Coded Maps.


Presenting complex sales data to colleagues is not easy. Making sure your data is clear and easy to understand is very important to ensure your audience is engaged. Presenting your data on a map is the first step, but styling your data into a Color-Coded map is where viewers will be able to instantly comprehend your sales data, what accounts and regions are most valuable and where they are located.

Color-Coded maps use a range of colors to illustrate various ranges of data. This can be used across simple pins or sales territories where each color represents a simple value. For example, in a national sales territory, each individual state could be differentiated and highlighted by an individual color. This makes it easy to see the different states and their value.

With eSpatial, you can apply this to your mapped data quickly and easily. You can also save a palette of color styles as templates. This is great when you want to create similar maps on a regular basis. You can then easily reuse these styles as you update and reload new versions of your data. For example, you could have 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.

Creating Color-Coded Maps is done through our advanced Style Menu, specifically the Color By Value option. Learn how easy it is below.


Use Color-Codes on Pins

1: Upload Your Data

The first thing you need to do is add data to your map. In your new Workspace, select the “Add Data” option from the control panel. Then click “Upload New Data” and follow the onscreen instructions.

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2. Select Style from the Control Panel

To enter the Styling Panel, you will first need to click the Style button from the main Control Panel.

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3. Select Color By Value

In the Style menu, you will have a range of styling options available to you including, Labelling, Symbol By Value, Size By Value, and Heat Maps. To create your Color-Coded Pin Map, select the Color By Value Option.

Depending on the data you have uploaded to eSpatial, you will see your column headers listed in the drop down menu. In this example, we are using the value. You can then change the color and number values associated with the data:

  • Enter the number value and color to be associated with it (for example, yellow is associated with all values up to $3,000)
  • You can store your Color Ranges to be used again in future maps.
  • Apply a previous Color Range that was used before.
  • Select Autofill to match the colors between the first and last value (for example, yellow to Red in the image across).

Once you are happy with your colors, make sure to click the Save icon beside the Close Button to save your work.

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4. Viewing your Color-Coded Pin Maps

Once you have saved and exited styling, your color-coded pins will be visible on your interactive map. From the legend on the left-hand side of your screen, you will be able to quickly see the values associated with each color. You can also turn off Color By Value here or hide the data.

You can also color-code multiple sets of data in the same map. For example in the map below, color-codes have been added to accounts that have been invoiced. From this map, you can easily see which accounts have paid, and which have not.


Using Color-Codes in a Regional Heat Map

You can also use color-code values on Regional Heat Maps. For example, the below Regional Heat Map shows Client Accounts over US States. Each state is highlighted by a separate color. However, this map doesn’t really tell us anything.

1. Select Color By Value from the Style Panel

Similar to regular Pin Maps, simply select Style from Control Panel, then select the Color By Value Option.

From here you can enter the number value and color to be associated with it similar to how you would with Pin Maps:

  • Enter the number value and color to be associated with it (for example, yellow is associated with all values up to $13,000)
  • You can store your Color Ranges to be used again in future maps.
  • Apply a previous Color Range that was used before.
  • Select Autofill to match the colors between the first and last value (for example, yellow to Red in the image across).

Once you are happy with your colors, make sure to click the Save icon beside the Close Button to save your work. The below Color-Coded Regional Heat Map below quickly highlights which states have the highest value of clients. The legend on the left also helps any viewers of the map to understand the values attributed to each color.


Create Color-Coded Maps with eSpatial Today!

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