Display State borders using Maptive

The US State Map is part of Maptive’s boundary tool, and provides the outline of all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. With this tool you can display the borders of each state and you can color them in using your spreadsheet data. Maptive also provides a list of census data that you can use to color the State. The image below displays States shaded based on the median income based on US Census data.

You can just as easily colors of the US State boundaries based on your own data. This can help you create informative maps that let you see patterns in your spreadsheet data that you might otherwise easily miss. The state mapping software also makes an effective presentation tool. You can take images of the map and add them to a PowerPoint presentation or show the live map in a meeting to quickly and effectively make your point.

Create a custom US State Map in 6 steps:

  1. Create a Trial with Maptive
  2. Click “Create My First Map”
  3. Name Your Map then click “Continue”
  4. Upload your Data or Start with a Blank Map
  5. Go to the Boundary Tool and select US States
  6. Click “Add Boundary”

Aggregate your data into State boundaries

If upload your own spreadsheet data you can link it to the states by selecting either “My Group Data” or “My Numerical Data” in the “Boundary Fill Type” drop down menu. After you have connected your data to the map, Maptive will automatically map your data and choose colors to fill in the states where you have data. Maptive can also aggregate multiple lines of data into one State. This allows you to click on a State and see your aggregated data. Information like total sales in a state or number of locations in a state are used most often, but we can aggregate any numeric or text data in your Excel spreadsheet. For more detailed steps on how to use all the features of the boundary tool click here.