- Getting Started
- Hyper Location Layer
- Zip/Postal Code analytics
- Heat Map View
- Heat Map Controls
- Hexagonal Heat Map
- Create a Network Map
- Get Driving Distance & Time in Batch
- Create a Store Locator
- Update a location / correct a misplaced location
- Cluster View
- Create a Radius Coverage / Bubble Map
- Create Multiple Layers
- Territory Map
- Share a Map
- Center of Gravity (COG)
- Save Current Map View
- Download sample datasets
- Customized Marker Icons
- Location Marker Control Panel
- Publish a map
- Embed a map
- Export / Download a Map as an Image
- Upgrade to ANNUAL plan
- Excel Geocoder
- Location Layer Batch Creation
- Map Zoom Level
- Create optimized driving routes
- Display transit, traffic and bicycle path
- KML File Support
- Download History Invoices and Receipts
- Map Change Protection
- Display Your Logo on Maps
Getting started with Maply Location Map, Heat Map and Cluster Map
A 1-minute video guide on getting started with Maply and creating a heat map for US population.
Location map is the most common type of maps and is also very often the starting point for geospatial data analytics. Once a location map is created on Maply, you also get the heat map and cluster map automatically.
With Maply, visualzing multiple locations becomes a breeze. You can add a location manually with address autocompletion or you can upload multiple locations using our templates. Below are three tempates available for you to choose. We recommend the advanced template which gives you the best accuracy and representation.
Three templates for locations upload
Structure/format of Maply Location Upload Template (Advanced)
|A||Name||Name of the location. Will be used as display label for this location when avaiable.||Optional. This column should NOT be deleted from the upload template.|
|B||Address||Address of the location.||Optional. This column should NOT be deleted from the upload template.|
|C||Postal Code||Postal code of the location.||Optional. This column should NOT be deleted from the upload template.|
|D||Country||Country of the location.||Required. This column should NOT be deleted from the upload template.|
|E||Latitude||Sometimes referred as Lat, this is the latitude of the location. It ranges from -90 to 90. When Lat and Lng are provided, address information will not be used for geocoding. Note that usage limits apply. Refer to pricing page for more details.||This column is optional and can be omitted from upload template (as in the simple template above).|
|F||Longitude||Sometimes referred as Lng, this is the longitude of the location. It ranges from -180 to 180. When Lat and Lng are provided, address information will not be used for geocoding. Note that usage limits apply. Refer to pricing page for more details.||This column is optional and can be omitted from upload template (as in the simple template above).|
|G||Weight||A measurement associated to this location, e.g. number of people, price, number of orders, quantity, sales, etc. This is taken into consideration for icon size, heat map view display, and cluster view display. Weight is also used during COG calculation.||This column is optional and can be omitted from upload template (as in the simple template above).|
|H||Remarks||A short description of this location. You can use this field for contact information, such as contact person name, email, phone number, etc. All links and email addresses in this field will be displayed as hyperlinks and clickable on the popup window of that location on the map.||This column is optional and can be omitted from upload template (as in the simple template above).|
warning Important Note
While you are free to change the contents of the template, including the headers, and leave the optional column empty, it's important NOT to delete any columns in the template. Otherwise, the upload may not work as expected.
Location Layer Menu
Once a location layer is added, there are a few things you can do at layer level, which is shown on the menu which will show up when the icon more_vert next to the layer name is clicked. See screenshot below.
Head Map and Cluster Map
Due to user experience, marker view will be disabled when number of locations exceeds 5000.
You can also add multiple location layers, with each layer a different group of locations. You can also make the icons of each layer different so that they are easily differentiated from each other on the map.
Center of Gravity, Route Optimization and Radius Converage
Once locations have been added to your location layer, you can calculate the Center of Gravity of those locations. You can also create an optimal route that visits all the locations in the shortest time or add a Radius Coverage Map.
Location Map Capacity
A location layer can hold up to 50,000 locations. For datasets exceeds this limit, Hyper Location Layer can be used.
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