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  1. 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.

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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 →
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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 →

                  We are looking into this. Currently, Google needs to be able to access the file from their servers. More likely than a harddrive mapping would be an upload option.

                • 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.

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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!!

                            67 votes
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                              under review  ·  9 comments  ·  New Concept  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              3 votes
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                              • Creating Defined Territories with Colored Polygon Shaped Layers

                                I think it would be great if we can define territories based on specified colored polygon shaped layers that can be customized. For example, if I had a liaison in the LA area that had a defined territory based on the shape we define on the map, and not by zip code or something, it would help with visualization.

                                11 votes
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                                  planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
                                • Calculate Total Mileage

                                  Ability to calculate mileage based on Salesforce meetings/calendar. Export the route and mileage either daily/weekly etc. Big time saver for salespeople in the field that need to submit mileage type expenses.

                                  19 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Routing  ·  Admin →
                                  • Generate a 'trip list' in a specifically selected order (without directions), with account details (addresses), for GPS inputing on the fly

                                    An offshoot of the routes & directions option.

                                    Generate a 'trip list' in a specifically selected order (without directions), with account details (addresses), for GPS inputing on the fly once on the road.

                                    Sort of a "print this route to pdf" as a list format, before clicking "Get Route".

                                    2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                      Can you give more detail as to how you input into a GPS? The reason I ask is that there are file types (.gpx comes to mind) that many GPS devices support. How do you enter data? Does your GPS allow you to import files? Can you email it a file for importing?

                                    • Change a data set color on the fly

                                      I'd love to be able to go to the map legend and change the data set color within the legend or on the map.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Spatialkey Join to go back into Salesforce Records

                                        We use Spatialkey to match records to boundaries they're physically located in. We then use that information back in Salesforce for reporting. Right now, we have to export the data from SpatialKey and import it into Salesforce using the Data Loader. It would be great to have this happen automatically.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Ability to save a specific search

                                          Data Sets are great and very flexible, but I'd love to be able to save a detailed search. Perhaps I want to regularly search 50 miles around a specific address and color the pins by a certain field. I'd love to be able to bookmark that situation and run it rather than having to recreate it manually.

                                          It's not difficult to recreate the search, but being able to save those very specific searches could be nice.

                                          20 votes
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                                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Mapping  ·  Admin →
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