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Network Maps

Network maps can be very insightful to show the relationships between locations, such as offices and employee homes, distribution centers and store locations, restaurants and customer locations, schools and teachers and students homes, and so on.

With locations connected and displayed on the map, you can gain powerful insights that support your decision making regarding facility planning.

Network map is a unique feature of Maply, which is generally not available in other mapping software. With network maps, you can get driving distances and travel time, as well as flying distances between multiple origin and destination pairs you are interested in at one go.

The steps of creating a Network map is very similar to creating a location map. The only difference is that you need to use the download Maply Network Map Excel Upload template. Each record is a line with origin and destination.

Weighted network map is supported. Lines with larger weights will be displayed thicker to represent higher traffic. If no weight is provided, all lines will have the same weight.

Structure/format of Maply Network upload template:
AOrign NameName of the origin.Optional.
BOrigin AddressAddress of Origin.Optional.
COrigin Postal CodePostal code of the origin.Optional.
DOrigin CountryCountry of the origin.Required. If this is not filled, Maply will give error message saying that address info is missing.
EOrigin LatitudeA.k.a. Lat, this is the latitude of the origin. Optional. Usage limits apply.
FOrigin LongitudeA.k.a. Lng, this is the longitude of the origin. Optional. Usage limits apply.
GDestination NameName of the Destination.Optional.
HDestination AddressAddress of Destination.Optional.
IDestination ostal CodePostal code of the Destination.Optional.
JDestination CountryCountry of the Destination.Required. If this is not filled, Maply will give error message saying that address info is missing.
KDestination LatitudeA.k.a Lat, this is the latitude of the destination. Optional. Usage limits apply.
LDestination LongitudeA.k.a Lng, this is the longitude of the Destination. Optional. Usage limits apply.
MWeightA measurement associated to this line, e.g. volume, number of shipments, number of flights, etcOptional. When available, lines on the network layer will be displayed according to its weight. Heavier line will be thicker.
While you are free to change the contents of the columns, including the headers, it's important to keep the structure unchanged. Please don't delete an columns or insert new columns. Otherwise, the upload might not go through. You can leave the optional columns empty.

Control Panel

You can use the Network Map control panel to adjust the look and feel of your map to make it uniquely yours. Hope the example below gives you some inspiration.

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