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Driving Radius Maps

Driving Radius Maps

Learn how to create driving radius maps and how they can help your business.

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Create a Driving Radius Map

Maptive’s drive time polygon tool makes it easy to generate driving radius maps. Determine how far you can travel from a point or points on a map using drive time polygons that represent the farthest distance you can travel in a certain period of time.

What is a Driving Radius Map?

Travel Time Maps

Driving radius maps measure the time and/or distance of locations from a central point. Businesses and organizations often use driving radius maps for location intelligence when doing business site selection, sales territory planning, catchment area analysis,  and logistics. Read on to learn how to gain more from your location data using Maptive.

What are Driving Radius Maps used for?

Your employee’s commute can have a big impact on productivity and morale. Place your new offices optimally with the commute time and traffic insights gained from your driving radius map.

Get richer analysis from your catchment areas by layering it with precise drive times and distances between your locations or competitors.

Calculate how far you can travel in a given amount of time, discover nearby attractions and other points of interest for team building, and find your best route.

Place distribution centers for maximum coverage and easiest access, find the most efficient route from your start location, and adapt in real-time within your chosen radius.

Call on more accounts, target new opportunities, manage and balance your territories effectively by assigning the right accounts to the right salesperson based on drive time.

Serve your community better by using driving radius maps to properly place schools, hospitals, public transport, and other services. You can even use driving radius maps to collect your community assets.

How Do Driving Radius Maps Work?

Driving radius maps use GIS software to determine either the time it takes—in this case, known as “drive time maps”—or distance between a set of locations. Maptive’s radius map tools take into consideration important factors such as live traffic data, speed limits & time of day in order to generate accurate radius maps.

Maptive gives you the option to plot your driving radius maps by time (polygon) and space (circle). For example, you can create a drive time map for a sales territory with Maptive’s Drive Time Polygon Tool. Or, you can pinpoint every competitor within a 50-mile radius of your store, track your locations, and much more.

With Maptive’s unique combination of robust tools and flexible software, the possibilities are limitless, and execution is a breeze! Here’s how easy it is to create your driving radius map:

Generate a Driving Radius Based on Travel Time

Step 1:

Sign up for a Maptive free trial account. Try Maptive for free for 10 days and explore the many mapping tools we have to offer.

Step 2:

Upload or input your data. Upload data directly from an existing Excel spreadsheet or Google Sheet, copy and paste your data into Maptive, or enter it manually.

Step 3:

Select “Create Map” to view your map. Your location data will now be plotted on a beautiful interactive map. Maptive is powered by Google maps and is cloud-based, meaning you can log in from wherever you are and view it any time.

Step 4:

Open the Radius Tool. Click the Tools button in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Select the Radius and Proximity Tool.

Step 5:

Choose your type of radius. Select either the Distance Radius for a proximity radius circle or Drive Time Polygon (a specialized Isochrone map), depending on your specific needs.

Step 6:

Enter your location and distance. Next, choose your location(s) and how far you’d like your radius or polygon to extend, in miles or km, or in drive time (hours or minutes), from the center point.

Step 7:

Customize your radius. Change the proximity colors, decide which label sizes to show, and more. Maptive is the most customizable driving radius mapping software out there.

Maptive will handle the rest! Our software will draw your radius for you, plus give you all the tools you need to solve your specific problems, whether you need to analyze data, plan your strategy, or present your findings.

Powerful Tools for Location Intelligence

Do you want to save your business time and money, and gain insights at scale? The secret lies in using the right tools for the job. Geographical data intelligence platforms like Maptive give you the tools you need to analyze your location data and make informed business decisions.

With Maptive, you can turn your location data into an interactive map in a matter of minutes. Use Maptive’s radius mapping tools to analyze your data in a number of different ways.

Give your organization an immediate upper hand with the most complete and easy-to-use driving radius map software available. Start your free 10 day, no risk trial of Maptive now.

Why Maptive

Why Maptive?

  • Real-Time, Accurate Drive Time Data
  • Determine Distances from Any Location on Your Map
  • Access Maptive From Anywhere: Maptive is Cloud-Based, Mobile-Friendly, and Features Global Coverage
  • Get Powerful Enterprise-Level Functionality—No Software or Coding Required.
  • Group & Segment Your Data and Conduct Proximity Analysis Easily
  • Fully Customize Your Map’s Appearance
  • Share, Print, Embed, and Display Your Maps
  • Map Safely, Securely, & Reliably: Maptive is Powered by Google Maps and Protected with 256-Bit SSL Encryption

Unique Radius Tool Features

  • Overlap multiple radius circles around a single location marker for deeper analysis.
  • Adjust your set distance in real-time with Maptive’s proximity tool.
  • Select a custom color for your radius to make it easy to find and categorize.
  • Identify your locations and add information directly to your map with custom labels and pop-ups.
  • Export the locations within your radius into a XLS or CSV file.
  • Save your data to the cloud so you and your team can work on your driving radius map whenever, wherever. This is particularly useful for permanent data sets, like the zip codes for your offices or stores or the addresses of your warehouses.
  • Group and filter your data with a single click to add a radius to, or extract information from, all the locations in your preferred parameters.
  • Use the Drive Time Polygon Tool to create travel time and commute time maps.

Get Started with Maptive

We built Maptive mapping software with power users in mind — business owners, academics, data scientists, entrepreneurs, marketing departments & sales teams looking for the best tools.

Maptive’s radius tool offers more advanced options than competing tools, but it doesn’t require advanced knowledge to use it. Instead, all our tools are designed to be intuitive and user-friendly so that anyone can use them.

Ready to reap the rewards of a driving radius map? Claim your free 10-day trial of Maptive now: no risk, or credit card, required.

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