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Distance Matrix Calculator (Coming Feb 2021)

Distance Matrix Calculator

Use the distance matrix calculator to quickly determine the distance between multiple points on your map. This new feature (coming February 2021)  is useful for assigning sales reps to customers, identifying nearby competitors, planning your supply chain, and more.

Calculate the Distance Between Multiple Addresses - Distance Calculator Tool
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Calculate the Distance Between Multiple Addresses - Distance Calculator Tool

What is a Distance Matrix Calculator?

A distance matrix calculator allows you to measure the distance between two groups of data on your map. For example, let’s say you’ve plotted the locations of all your stores and customers. By using a drivetime matrix calculator you could generate a table that lists the distance values between every store and customer.

This tool is ideal for situations where you need to calculate distances between a large number of locations. The automated nature of the drivetime matrix calculator means you’ll save immense amounts of time compared to if you were to calculate each travel distance manually.

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What Can You Do with a Distance Matrix Calculator?

Distance matrix calculators have a wide range of applications for virtually any business:

  • Assign Salespeople to Customers: A common traveling salesman problem is getting assigned customers that are too far away. Eliminate this issue by seeing who the closest sales rep is to every customer to more effectively allocate your accounts.
  • Site Selection: Considering a new site for your business? Use a drivetime matrix calculator to find it’s proximity to customers, competitors, suppliers, and more.
  • Choosing Suppliers: See which suppliers are closest to your stores and offices. Select vendors that are centrally located to build a more effective supply chain.
  • Sales Territory Planning: Determine which stores are closest to which customers to create better sales territories for your business.
  • Advertising Targeting: Identify zip codes that are near a store location and target those areas with advertising.
  • Employee Drive Time: Looking for a new office location? Determine the optimal location based on the shortest drive times for all of your employees.

 

How Does Maptive’s Distance Matrix Calculator Work?

Step 1:

Maptive’s distance matrix calculator makes it easy to generate distance tables for a large number of locations:

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Step 2:

Upload or input your data. Upload your location data from an Excel spreadsheet, or input it manually.

Step 3:

Select “Create Map” to view your map. Your locations are now plotted on a beautiful interactive map powered by Google’s sophisticated API.

Step 4:

Select your origin locations. These locations are your starting points. This could be customers, sales reps, stores, suppliers, public transit centers, or any other set of locations on your map.

Step 5:

Select your destinations. This is your second group of locations. You’ll be measuring the distance between this group and your origin locations.

Step 6:

View your results. You can view your distance table in Maptive or export your results to an XLS or CSV file.

Other Maptive Tools to Help You Calculate Distance

Maptive offers a number of different tools that make it easy to find the distance and travel time between many different locations.

  • Distance Calculator: Calculate the distance between two or more points on your map.
  • Distance Radius: Create a radius around any location on your map. Set the size of your radius to see what other points are located within a certain distance.
  • Drivetime Polygon: Want to see what points are reachable in 15, 30, 45 minutes, or more? Use a drivetime polygon to determine which locations are within driving distance from a particular starting point.
  • Route Optimizer: Have a vehicle routing problem? Find the fastest route between two or more locations on your map. Simply enter your starting point and all your stops to instantly calculate the optimal route and reduce the duration of your trips.

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