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Territory Map

What is a Territory Map?

A territory map, also called choropleth map, is a type of map in which areas (countries, states / provinces, counties, cities, districts, zip codes) are shaded or patterned in proportion to a measurement that represents an aggregate summary of a geographicac characteristic with each area, such as population density, or per-capita income.

Territory maps provide an easy way to visualize how a measurement varies across a geographic area or show the level of variability within a region.

A heat map is similar, but does not use a prioti geographic area.

US population density by county (population per square mile of land area)
Territory layer example us population density

How to create a territory map?

Geolytics allow users to create territory map in two ways:

  1. Create a territory heat map using locations from an existing location layer - Use this option when you want to see data on one of your existing location layers in a new visualization.
  2. Create a territory map by uploading data using a template - Use this option when you want to have more control on which territories / areas to display and what colors they should be filled with.
Create a territory map using locations from an existing location layer

Follow simple steps below to create a territory map from an existing location layer

  1. Go to the map which your existing location layer is or simply create a new map.
  2. Add a new territory map layer.
  3. Territory map add menu
  4. A new window pops up.
  5. Territory map new window
  6. Select a territory type.
  7. Territory layer select type
  8. Select the existing location layer as the data source layer.
  9. Click SUBMIT button. -- A newly created territory map layer will be added to the map.
Territory Map Control Panel

Once the map is loaded, you can open the control panel from layer settings more_vert to adjust the opacity, as well as the heat map color options.

Adjustments will be reflected instantly (or with slight delay if too many territories) on the map so you can see their effect on the visualisation.

Territory layer controls auto
Note: depends on the number of locations from the existing layer and number of territories/areas in the territory type, the loading could take up to several minutes.

Territory map loading

Create a territory map by uploading territory maps with manual colors and weights

Follow simple steps below to create a territory map by uploading territories using a template

  1. Go to the map in which you want to create the territory map or simply create a new map.
  2. Add a new territory map layer.
  3. Territory map add menu
  4. A new window pops up.
  5. Territory map new window
  6. Select a territory type.
  7. Territory layer select type
  8. Under coloring option, click on the option Manual Colors Using a Template
  9. Territory layer manual option
  10. Click Submit button. -- A newly created territory map layer will be added to the map.
  11. Cick on the setting icon more_vert next to the newly created layer name.
  12. Upload territories
  13. Click Upload Territory option. -- A new page appears for upload territories.
  14. Territory layer upload window
  15. Download the Excel template from the link provided.
  16. Open the Excel template (and optionally remove those territories you don't want to display), change the color colume to your desired colors if needed. The weight column is optional. If you have any data against each territory/area, this is where the data should go.
  17. Once finished changing the template, go back to the upload page and select the template and click SUBMIT.
  18. After some processing, your newly created territory map layer is added to your map.
Territory Map Control Panel (Manual colors)

Once the map is loaded, you can open the control panel from layer settings more_vert to adjust the opacity, as well as the heat map color options.

The Heat map colors will be based on weights provided for the areas during the upload.

Adjustments will be reflected instantly (or with slight delay if too many territories) on the map so you can see their effect on the visualisation.

Note that if coloring option is manual, there is an additional option to revert to the manual colors specified during upload.

Territory layer controls manual
As of now, following territory types are available:

Let us know if the territory type you are looking for is not included above.

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