MapAnything August 2015 Release Notes
MapAnythingTM August 2015 Release Notes
Enhancements/New Features Available in MapAnythingTM as of August 6, 2015
Using List View Function
MapAnything offers the ability to plot a query and to see the results in the form of a list view (much like a standard Salesforce list view).
Navigate to MapAnything and plot a query on the map – then click on the Open List View button at the bottom of the map (yellow circle below).
You can compare records in the list easily by clicking the checkbox next to those specific records (see #1 below) and then clicking the New Tab from Selected button (see #2 below). This will open a new tab, just including those records you selected.
Select Reference Point (drive time, drive distance and straight line distance)
You can also set a reference point and get drive time, drive distance and straight line distance information from a single starting point. Note: the Select Reference Point button must be added to a button set to appear.
You can do this one of four ways:
- Click the My Position button to set your current location on the map, click on the blue dot and then click Select Reference Point
- Click on any record on the map, head to the Actions tab and click Select Reference Point
- Click on any favorite location on the map and then click Select Reference Point
- Click on a Point of Interest marker and then click Select Reference Point
Next, select records by clicking the checkbox next to them in the list view and place them on Selected tab. For example, I have five prospects I am thinking about visiting after I meet with my customer (the reference point).
From the Selected tab – use the pull down menu (which displays the address of the reference point) to choose Drive Time and Distance (and/or) Straight Line Distance.
In seconds, the data is populated into the Selected tab on the list view.
List View Settings
There is now a new tab in MapAnything settings for List View. From this tab, you can determine which information you want to see displayed as columns and in which order. You can also select a default page size.
The settings can also be accessed from the List View. See yellow circle in the screen shot below.
Heatmaps (change without re-running query)
We’ve added the ability to change the heatmap options without re-running the query.
Now when you using a heatmap, a Heatmap Options section appears on the layers tab when the query is plotted.
You can change the following settings from the layers tab and then click Submit to refresh the heatmap:
- Dissipate with Zoom
- Max Intensity
However, colors must be changed by re-running the query.
If you’re using a weighted heatmap, the range of values now appears in the information section to make it easier to estimate the Max Intensity.
On Screen Instructions
Immediately after you click the ruler function – an info bubble appears on the map with instructions on what to do next (this is also reflected in the layers tab).
You can add multiple waypoints to a ruler by clicking inside the white circle and dragging it to desired location. If you’d like to remove a waypoint – simply double click it on the map.
The new waypoint will also appear in the layers tab as part of the ruler legend.
If you try to route between places that isn’t possible, you’ll get a message letting you know.
You now have the ability to can change the color of the Transit line (driving route) and Straight line (as crow flies).
When plotting a query with dynamic, marker selected as the marker mode, the label icon has been modified and now appears within a info bubble with the tail pointing (see yellow circle below) to the exact location of the label on the map.
For routes with less than 20 waypoints – a new feature enables you to drag the route (once plotted) to include alternative roads as well as add new waypoints and points of interest.
Changes made using the draggable feature can be shared via printing and emailing the driving directions (however, they are not saved in the route).
Example: To change the route below to include highway 21 – drag the plotted route using your mouse and place it on the highway.
The screen shot below shows the route has been moved to include highway 21.
You can also add new waypoints to a route. For example, a points of interest search can help you identify a location for lunch. You can drag the route to the fork/knife marker and it is added to the route.
Changes made using the draggable feature can be shared via printing and emailing the driving directions.
Note: There is a limit of 25 waypoints (records, favorite locations, dragged waypoints, etc) to get directions.
Currently, Google doesn’t have a way to remove a dragged route or waypoint. As such, you can click the Get Directions button on the routes tab to re-set the route.
It has become easier to send directions to multiple email addresses. A new “Email Directions” section has been added to the print/email page.
Two new buttons enable you to to quickly add the email addresses for users (or their managers). An auto-complete feature saves you time by identifying the email address you are typing and suggesting a matching Salesforce user.
On Screen Message
An information message now appears on the print/email page stating: Directions are only supported for 25 points or less.
Real Time Traffic
Current time traffic are now displayed when you create a route (if available).
After you create a boundary shape (circle, square or polygon), you now have the ability to see the aggregated data (from the tooltip fields) by double clicking inside the boundary.
You can also have the records inside the boundary appear in a List View’s Selected tab by clicking on the Create Selected Tab button.