Display ZIP Codes on a Map Using Maptive
The US ZIP Code Map is part of Maptive’s boundary tool, and provides the outline of all the approximately 43,000 ZIP Codes that exist in the United States of America. With this tool you can display the borders of the zip codes or you can color them in using your spreadsheet data. Maptive also provides a list of census data that you can use to color the boundaries. The image below displays zip codes shaded based on the median income of people within them.
It is just as easy to set the colors of the zip codes 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 zip code 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 ZIP Code Map using the following steps:
- Create a Trial with Maptive
- Click “Create My First Map”
- Name Your Map then click “Continue”
- Upload your Data or Start with a Blank Map
- Go to the Boundary Tool and select US Zip Codes
- Click “Add Boundary”
Aggregate your data into ZIP Code boundaries
If you chose to load your own spreadsheet data you can link it to the zip codes 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 zip codes where you have data. Maptive can also aggregate multiple lines of data into one zip code. This allows you to click on a zip code and see your aggregated data. Information like total sales in a zip code and number of locations in a zip code are some of the most popular data aggregations in Maptive. However we can aggregate any numeric or text data in your Excel spreadsheet. For step by step instructions on how to use all the features of the boundary tool click here.