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What are Heat Maps

Heat maps (also known as choropleth maps) use colors and shades to display levels of data occurrence per geographic region or per incidence of that data.

If you've ever seen regional population densities expressed on a map, it’s likely you were looking at a heat map. High population is typically expressed by dark shades, while low population levels are expressed by graded shades of a lighter color. What colors or shades you use on heat maps depends on the data being expressed.

eSpatial allows you to create two different types of heat maps

Regional Heat Map

1.Regional Heat Map

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Hot Spot Heat Map

2.Hot Spot Heat Map

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What Heat Maps are used for

Get an overview of your market performance

Quickly identify high and low performing areas

Uncover trends in sales of individual products in specific locations

Identify clusters of customers

Highlight opportunities outside of current territories

Quickly spot areas for further investigation based on the density of sales

Why choose eSpatial for Heat Maps

  • Simple to use – Create your heat map in 2 steps
  • Available where you work – Get eSpatial in Salesforce, Apple and Google Play store
  • Free trial including eSpatial support to get your heatmap started
  • Easy sharing and publishing options to make your heat map available to others

How To Guides

How To Create Geographic Heat Maps

Using eSpatial mapping software you can create heat maps in minutes, with just a few clicks. All you need is to have location data (zip code, address, county, country, etc) contained in an Excel spreadsheet. Sign up for a free trial, upload your data, and create different types of heat map – in minutes. These maps are created as web pages and can be accessed by whoever you wish, by simply sharing the URL of the webpage.

Create Heat Maps From Different Sources

Using eSpatial mapping software you can create heat maps in minutes, with just a few clicks. All you need is to have location data (zip code, address, county, country, etc) contained in an Excel spreadsheet. Sign up for a free trial, upload your data, and create different types of heat map – in minutes. These maps are created as web pages and can be accessed by whoever you wish, by simply sharing the URL of the webpage.

Do you have questions about Heat Maps?

Find the answers to your questions such as:

1. How do I layer data on to heat maps?Click to expand How do I layer data on to heat maps? content

A heat map is often used as a basemap on which you can then plot other data. Imagine you run a chain of care homes across the US. A practical map you could create using eSpatial would show percentage levels of retirees per state. You can then plot your own business data on the map – for example, the number of care homes you operate per state. This will allow you to – in an instant – spot opportunities for expansion.

2. Heat map or color coded map?Click to expand Heat map or color coded map? content

It’s possible to create a color-coded map using the eSpatial heat map tool manually, assigning specific colors to each region that appears on the map. However, an easier method is to link data to boundaries. You can do this when uploading data to eSpatial using the built in wizard. What’s the difference between these types of map, you may wonder? A heat map is used for showing levels of similar data occurrence, while a color-coded map simply defines different variables in different regions (levels of occurrence are not expressed).

3. What type of heat map should I use?Click to expand What type of heat map should I use? content

The type of heat map you use depends on what you are hoping to show. If you are wanting to look at your market and account density then a visual heat map is best. To look at performance of your team or by region then a regional heat map is best!

4. Can I count the accounts within each of my sales reps territories?Click to expand Can I count the accounts within each of my sales reps territories? content

A quick and simple way to get a count of accounts that fall within your rep’s territory is to create a regional heatmap. Once created not only can you get a visual interpretation of this, but the data can be exported from the table, so you can realign your territories.

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