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  1. Identify accounts along route (ie define a route and then show accounts, opposite of identify accounts and plot a route)

    The idea is, if I'm driving from X to Y show me all accounts not far from that route. One could fake it with a shape search but this would be cleaner and faster.

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Routing  ·  Admin →
    • Need Full-screen View

      Our Sales managers keep defaulting to Google Earth so I asked them why?

      - #1) Full-screen - they like the large full screen in Earth and say Geopointe screen is too small/confined..

      - #2) Distant Measurement - they have to measure distances between selected points

      Currently I'm having to export a bunch of KML exports from Geopointe on a weekly basis, so they can view SF data in Earth..

      2 votes
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      • Specify Actions for Datasets

        Actions are control by object data. Create a method to limit actions to specific datasets. When mapping specific data on the map, allow actions to execute on the specific data matching the action. i.e. Allow actions on data for a reps territory but not allow actions on all data.

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        • route times

          We use servicemax for salesforce which assigns work orders to technicians with a scheduled start time. Work orders are a custom salesforce object. We would like to see the ability to use the scheduled times from the mapped work order object to create a route by technician.

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          • Refresh Results from Actions

            We have several actions that change the data on the records displayed. We would like to see the ability to refresh the results after firing a custom action. Or have a button to refresh the data in the results grid.

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            • Stylize Map to Black & White for better visibility of markers

              I'd like the ability to have the road-based map stylized in black and white for better visibility of the markers. I know that OpenMaps has this option, not sure if I've seen this in Google's native API, but I have seen this desaturation trick work:

              http://jsfiddle.net/alan1986/R5PXH/1/

              This really makes the markers "pop" but you do not lose the usefulness of the roads/boundaries.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →

                Love the idea. The consideration on our end is that Google has limitation on how many styled maps are loaded in a day. While I don’t see this as a huge use case, it’s what we have to consider before just implementing this.

              • Sales Territory Realignment, Reassignment, and Optimization

                Create several additional features, but all striving towards similar objectives:

                1. Optimize the number and placement (territory boundaries) of sales associates according to account potential|prospects|accounts and constrained by workload|call time, travel time, and drivability, while simultaneously minimizing account disruption.

                2. Quickly lasso (or polygon select) accounts/markers on a map and provide summary information/analytics on those accounts.

                3. Apply what-if analysis/scenario-building/ad-hoc “digging” with respect to re-drawing territories. Concretely, plot accounts and prospects for associate A and B and then let me tag (or lasso select) a subset of accounts from associate A and see “what happens” as a result of assigning…

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                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  New Concept  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
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                  • Ability to show multiple routes on the same map

                    It would be helpful to be able to show multiple routes on the same map, so for example if I wanted to share with someone where I'll be next week, I can share a map with the 5 routes showing.

                    8 votes
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                    • Demographics

                      Add Demographics (e.g. US census data) to Spacial key.

                      3 votes
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                      • export to csv using multibytes

                        I have noticed that when using the export to cvs button, it export the data without using multibytes, letter with accent (é,è,à,...) in names, streets, cities for international customers are replace by wierd characters. Could you please update this function as it would be a major improvment for us?

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                        • External layers allow browse to hard drive

                          I have KML files on my hard drive and don't want to use an external url for mapping. I would like the opportunity to browse for a KML file

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
                          • Sorting chart results by record count

                            It would be nice to be able to sort the charted results by record count; current default is alphabetical I believe. Sorting records high to low and low to high would be useful.

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                            • Enable printing of a mapped dataset

                              We have many users who would like to print out a mapped dataset (without having to map a route and save to pdf, etc.). They use the print out as a reference while they work in other applications, etc. They'd like to be able to print right from the map and get something similar to the attached.

                              81 votes
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                                under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
                              • Partner with a data provider for lead gen

                                I think you should partner with a 3rd party data provider (similar to Data.com) so you can map your existing records as well as search for new ones to easily build a pipeline.

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  New Concept  ·  Admin →
                                • Add option do remove markers from the maps after they are added to the route.

                                  This would help when creating routes using big datasets (not allowing to add duplicates)

                                  21 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Routing  ·  Admin →
                                  • Export formal reports - reporting feature.

                                    A formal reporting feature within Geopointe would be helpful. I'd like to take the data and map and be able to export it into a report that would be clean and easy to read for our reps out in the field.

                                    22 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow for maps to be externally embedded on company website

                                      One of our uses for Geopointe is as a store locator. We are always adding new stores to our company's public website whereas our private internal map is hosted by Geopointe based on custom fields. It would be really nice if we could embed the map of our accounts on our website so that it could be controlled from within salesforce instead of having to manage the map outside of salesforce. If there were an HTML embed code for each map data set collection allowing the map to be externally embedded that would be huge for us!!

                                      65 votes
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                                        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  New Concept  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Reports as Filter sources for a DataSet

                                        Use the resulting records from a tabular report as the source for a dataset. Reports are already created for sales goals, call plans, etc. Using these as a dataset would make it easier to focus on the most important customers as "pre-defined" via reports.

                                        28 votes
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                                        • Add ability to lookup a Salesforce record directly from tha map

                                          It would be nice to have the ability to somehow lookup a Salesforce record directly from the map so it could be added to a route

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