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Radius Coverage Map (Bubble Map)

Radius coverage map is a useful and powerful tool to see which areas are under-served and which areas are over-served. This supports important decision making for new opening locations of retail stores, restaurants, offices, schools, clinics, repair shops, etc.

It's very easy to create a radius map with Maply. We call each radius coverage a bubble.

You can upload an Excel file to put multiple bubbles with specified radius in one go. You can also add bubbles one by one.

You can specify the colors of the bubbles, as well. Below is a short video on how to create a bubble map in a few minutes.

Below are some screenshots of bubble maps created.

The steps of creating a bubble map is very similar to creating a location map. The only difference is that you need to use the Bubble map Excel Upload template

Structure/format of Radius/Bubble Map Upload Template:
1NameName of the bubble.Optional.
2AddressAddress of the center of the bubble.Optional.
3Zip/Postal CodeZip/Postal code of the center of the bubble.Optional.
4CountryCountry of the center of the bubble.Required. If this is not filled, Maply will give an error message saying that address info is missing.
5LatitudeA.k.a. Lat, this is the latitude of the center of the bubble. Optional. Note that usage limits apply. Refer to pricing page for more details.
6LongitudeA.k.a. Lng, this is the longitude of the center of the bubble. Optional. Note that usage limits apply. Refer to pricing page for more details.
7RadiusRadius of the bubble, in kilometers (KM) or Miles (MI), depends on your preference. Required.
While you are free to change the contents of the template, including the headers, it's important to keep the structure the same. Otherwise, the upload may not be accepted.

Add Radius Coverage for Location Layers

If you have already created a location layer, adding a radius coverage map for locations on that layer takes just a few clicks.

  1. Click location layer setting menu and choose Add Radius Coverage . A pop up window appears.
  2. Input the desired coverage radius and click Add Radius Coverage button. A radius coverage layer will be added.

Once a radius coverage has been added, you can further customize it by changing the colors, borders, and opacities.

You can also add multiple radius coverages.

From the show data page, you can also see the map in table format and export it to CSV for further reporting, analysis and sharing.

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