This week we thought we would share a little about connecting the dots and show how multiple layers can be very useful when analysing data from several different sources.
As you may know by now Mapsimise has Connectors, Datatables and its own Address Book. All three give you the opportunity to build up and view data on multiple maps.
Maps can have one or more data layers and these are very easy to create from an individual map. Let's show you how...
How to Create Data Layers
From the left navigation where the data layers are displayed, select the 'New Layer' option and follow the simple steps below.
The box below will be displayed to help you create the new layer and this is the same screen you will be familiar with using when editing.
Enter the display name of the new layer (we recommend using a description of the data being displayed).
Next, select the source which can be a datatable or one of the source's connectors.
Then select the actual source, either an entity from CRM or a datatable.
If you want to pre-filter the data, then change the Data Filter option.
You can also change the default data layer icons and colours by selecting the little pen icon.
The next step is to enable data to be shown on a map, so configuration of the Info Bubble and the Grid will need to be completed. Select the second tab to 'Data Fields' and drag and drop data fields into the Info Bubble.
This is the data that will be displayed on the map pin when clicked.
The fields to the left are the available fields that can be displayed.
You can follow the same process to populate what data is shown in the Mapsimise Grid by selecting Grid under Display Fields.
Then select 'Ok' and your new layer will be created, showing data on the map.
It really is that easy to bring data into a map and visualise it. Data can then be seen from one or more layers and visual understanding easily gained for you and your team.
Ready to get started?
Just log in and follow the quick steps above to start analysing your data on a Google Map!