Map Radius File
The Map Radius tool is a powerful feature of intelligentVIEW that allows you to create a file of postal codes that fall within a circle around a single postal code.
You can access this workflow from the:
- Add a New File workflow
- Homepage the Map Radius function
Clicking on either of these will start the Map Radius workflow. If you start the workflow from the homepage, you will first be prompted to either start a new project or use an existing project.
If you select New Project, you will first go through the Creating a New Project workflow.
If you select Existing Project, you will be brought to the first Create Map Radius screen.
There are three steps to map a radius:
- Select a postal code you want at the centre of your radius.
- Specify the size of the radius you want from the dropdown menu.
The standard system allows you to map a radius of up to 25KM.
- Click submit.
TIP: The postal code field is not case sensitive
- Google Map opens and displays the radius.
- Take a look at the map and decide whether you are satisfied with the size and location, if so click Proceed.
- If you want to modify the map, click Back to return to Step 1.
TIP: You can also shift or scale the radius from the map view to make sure that it is covering the area intended.
- Give your Map Radius file a name.
NAMING TIP: Avoid naming your file “Test” or a generic name like “Calgary”, as there could be many files in a project.
- Assign the file to an existing project, if you set-up.
- You do not need to select a project at this time. If you do not select anything the system by default will add the file to the Uncategorized Files project (a default project in the system).
- You can change the name and location of files at any time through the Files page by clicking on the file name.
- You are provided with an option to add a description of the file, while not mandatory this can be very useful in the future to distinguish files, especially if using multiple versions or the file is being used by multiple users.
- Click Create to proceed
Your new map radius file is now available for analysis on the Files page or under My Files on the homepage.