Set Map Positions And Zoom Levels

Use Maptive to create specific views and zoom levels in your map. This can be helpful when sharing your maps with others, or when you want to return to the same area in your map at a later time.

Drive Time Polygons

The Drive Time Polygons Tool allows you to create a polygon in hours and minutes from any of your locations in order to quickly determine how much time you’ll need to get to other locations on your map. This tool makes it easy to quickly run a proximity analysis on a segment of your location data. It’s useful for determining where certain points on your map lie, how far one map point is from other points on your map, and seeing how many points on your map exist within various distance increments. The end result is a beautifully simple, easy-to-understand visualization of your location data.

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  • Build a drive time polygon around a location. Creating a drive time polygon around a location can be done in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is choose your starting location marker, set your drive time, add further customization if desired, and that’s it.
  • Adjust distance and color. The Drive Time Polygon tool allows you to easily adjust in real-time the hours and minutes you originally set. You can also select a color for your polygon to make it even easier to view on your map.
  • Customize information. After your polygon has been created, you can choose to customize the popup that appears within the polygon. This is useful when you are creating multiple polygons on your map and need to quickly identify or categorize the location data captured within your polygions.
  • Export locations. Exporting location data within your polygon is incredibly simple and convenient, and can be done in just 1-click. Data is exported into a XLS or CSV file.

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Upload Custom Images

Upload custom images using the Drawing Tool and incorporate them throughout the map. For example, you could upload logos, store location photos, manager photos, or other photos related to individual locations in your map.

Save Map States / Scenarios

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Store Locator – Location Finder

The Location Finder Tool basically acts as store locator software for the locations you load into your map. Enter any address, or let the store locator use your current location, and the tool will find the closest locations to that spot. Once the location search is finished, the details about the locations will be displayed along the right side of the map. This will include the distance to your location, the store name, address, and links that will help you find directions to the store using Maptive or Google maps. Maptive will also zoom the map so that your location and the results are easy to see.

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What can I use the location finder tool for?

  • Store Locator Software. Load all your store information into Maptive and then embed the resulting map in your store locator page. This will allow your customers to easily find the store that is closest to them
  • Product Locator Software. If you have a list of all the places where your product is available for sale you can load that data into Maptive and use our map as a product locator. This lets people, who are looking for your product, know exactly where to find it.
  • Get Distance Information Fast. Use the Location Finder Tool to quickly and conveniently get a complete list of distances to all locations plotted on your map. Distances can be shown in either miles or kilometers.
  • View Location Details in 1-Click. From the Location Finder Tool you also get instant access to location details. Clicking on location details from the digest of locations will direct you to your map marker—which gives you a quick view of all data that you have uploaded about your location.
  • Email Direction Links Directly To Your Mobile Device. You can also save even more time by use the Location Finder Tool to send direction navigation links right to your mobile device. Clicking the link will open Google maps on your phone and allow you to begin navigating to your locations in seconds.
  • View Directions Right In The App. The Location Finder Tool can also be used to get a step-by-step list of navigation directions to locations near you. From this navigation list, additional destinations can be added, your route can be optimized, and your directions can be printed.

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Lasso Tool

The Lasso Tool allows you to quickly select as many or as little points on your map at a time in order to easily segment and access only the most relevant and important information related to your locations. With the Lasso Tool, you can manually draw a “lasso” around your locations in order to edit data related to specific locations, get optimized routes to only a handful of select locations on your map, or export only a segment of your location data to a file.

  • Select your locations. Creating a lasso around preferred locations on your map can be done in a matter of seconds. Simply zoom to the most ideal view of your map, click the lasso tool, and begin placing lasso points around the batch of locations you wish to access together.
  • Optimize routes. Once your lasso has been established, you can get an optimized route in 1-click to the locations you selected. A directions window will appear, allowing you to re-order locations or add/delete additional locations from your list.
  • Edit data as a group. The Lasso Tool also allows you to edit location data as a group or batch. You will see the option appear after you have created a lasso around your group of locations. Data added to any of the fields in the data editing window will change that field for all markers within the lasso area
  • Export locations. Exporting location data from within your lasso area is incredibly simple and convenient, and can be done in just 1-click. Data is exported into a XLS or CSV file.

Map Drawing Tool

The Map Drawing Tool makes it easy to draw on a Google map. This tool provides 12 features, and hundreds of options that allow you to customize your map however you want. With these features you can create a map in a couple minutes that contains all the drawing that you need. When you combine the map drawing tool with Maptive’s full suite of mapping software the drawing tool becomes even more powerful.

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What can I draw with the Map Drawing tool?

  • Draw a simple circle
  • Number locations to create a map key.
  • Draw a Line between different point on the map.
  • Place a rectangle to show where a building is.
  • Draw a polygon.
  • Use the arrow tool to show points of interest.
  • Add several types of text label to make the map easy to navigate.
  • Drop a marker with one of a hundred different icons.
  • Upload a custom image to the map.

Within each of the features of the drawing tool there are multiple ways that you can customize the shapes you draw on the map. You can adjust the color, and thickness of the outside lines. You can change the color, and opacity of the inside of a rectangle, polygon, or other shape. On the text features you can change the size of the font and the color of the text and background. You can also change the icon that appears within each marker. Maptive is always adding more features. If we do not have what you need please let us know and we will do our best to add it in the future. To try our Mapping software click the button below.

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Maptive’s Heat Map Software

Create A Google Heat Map

The Heat Map Tool makes it easy to visualize and identify trends in your location data on a Google map. You can use our heat mapping software to visualize marker density or numerical data tied to geographic locations. Customize your heat map by adjusting its radius, opacity, intensity threshold, and the gradient colors displayed in your heat map. You can also choose to display just one single color.

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What is a heat map?

Heat maps represent the density of data within different areas of a map. Data is aggregated based on its location and given a radius of influence, which you can adjust. As the density of data increases in that area the heat map will display a color indicating higher intensity. The heat map will also have a maximum threshold which will be represented by the highest color on the gradient or the darkest color if you are using a single color.

What can I use a heat map generator for?

Geographic heat maps can help you identify trends in data that would otherwise be hard to see. You can quickly see areas that might already be saturated and other areas where there is still a market opportunity.


  • View Market availability. You can get a very good sense of which customers have access to your stores or products by simply importing a excel spreadsheet of your stores, or stores that sell your product. Then with just a couple clicks you can add a location based heat map to your map. The gradient of the heat map will show what areas of the map are close to your stores and which might be too far for your customers to travel to.
  • Sales Density. You can combine any number in your spreadsheet with the geographic heat map to weight your locations. If you do this with sales data you can see what areas have the highest sales density. This can help you to focus your marketing budget where it will do the most good. You can the heat mapping software this with zip code boundaries to see the demographic of the areas where you have the most sales.
  • Access the heat mapping tool in 1-click. Adding heat maps can be done quickly and conveniently right from within your map. The process is simple: click into the Heat Mapping Tool, create your heat maps, add further customization, click done, then view your heat maps in real-time in your map.
  • Customize the look of your heat maps. Customize how heat maps appear on your map by making changes to the radius, opacity, intensity threshold, and the gradient colors displayed in your heat map. You can also choose to display just one single color.


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Demographic Mapping Tool

You can add demographic data to the map using the boundary tool. Currently we have US census data for zip code, counties, states, and congressional districts. These overlays are useful in spotting key trends in your data. With demographic overlays on your map, you can easily segment your data and access location-specific information related to race, housing, age, citizenship status, education, income, transportation, labor, and gender.

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  • Display demographic boundaries. Creating boundaries that identify trends related to demographic census data can be done in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is open the boundary tool in your map, select your boundary type, and choose the option to fill your boundaries with demographic census data.
  • Flag boundaries for later. Demographic overlays allow you categorize boundaries for later review. If you are looking to grow your business and need to find areas to expand you can use demographic overlays to find boundaries that have similar demographics. You can then categorize boundaries as good or bad prospects.
  • Adjust boundary size and color. In Maptive, your boundary width, boundary color, fill color, fill opacity, and number ranges can all be adjusted to your specific needs and preferences.
  • Edit boundaries at any time. Once your boundaries have been created, they can be easily edited in real-time right from within your map.

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