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How To Draw a Radius on Your Map

Our Google Maps-based radius and proximity tool offers advanced capabilities to create a sophisticated distance radius map. Customize your map, share it with team members, and use it in a variety of settings to gain further insights from your data.

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Draw a Radius on a Map in Minutes

Customize your radius map in three simple steps:

  1. Open the Radius Tool.
  2. Choose a starting point location.
  3. Choose the type of radius you’d like: A driving radius polygon based on drive time or a proximity radius circle based on distance. 
  4. Enter your distance, based on miles, kilometers, or drive time. 

Maptive takes it from there. Our software will draw your radius for you. Read on to learn more about how the tool works and what you can do with it.

Maptive’s Radius and Proximity Tool

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Use Maptive’s map radius and proximity tool to determine distances by drawing a radius circle in miles or kilometers from any location on your map.

Quickly run a proximity analysis on a segment of your location data to see where points on your map lie, how far one map point is from others, and determine how many points exist within various distance increments.

Most distance radius map tools only offer simple features that limit you to drawing a basic travel time radius around a single point. Maptive’s drive time polygon tool uses real traffic data to build a more accurate model for drive time estimation. Create a driving radius map to determine how can drive in 45 minutes, 1 hour or any other quantity of time.

Maptive is always online & mobile friendly. Use the drive-time radius and proximity analysis functionalities on any device without installing any software. And because it’s cloud-based and built on Google Maps, you have the reliability your business requires.

A Superior Drive-Time Radius Map

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When it comes to driving distance radius maps, Maptive’s is the equivalent of a high-end luxury vehicle.

We’ve created our radius map tool with power users in mind — business owners, academics, data scientists, entrepreneurs, marketing departments & sales teams that are looking for the best tools.

Maptive’s radius tool offers more advanced options than the standard offering, but it doesn’t require advanced knowledge to use it. All our tools are designed to be intuitive and user-friendly so anyone can use them.

How to Use the Distance Radius and Proximity Tool

Step 1:

Sign up for a Maptive free trial account. Try Maptive for free for 10 days and explore the many mapping tools we have to offer.

Step 2:

Upload or input your data. Upload data directly from an existing Excel spreadsheet, copy and paste your data into Maptive, or enter it manually.

Step 3:

Select “Create Map” to view your map. Your location data will now be plotted on a beautiful interactive map. Maptive is powered by Google maps and is cloud-based, meaning you can log in from wherever you are and view it any time.

Step 4:

Open the Radius Tool. Clicks the tools button in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Select the Radius and Proximity Tool.

Step 5:

Choose your radius. Select either the Distance Radius or a Drive Time Polygon (Isochrone). Decide which tool best suits your needs.

Step 6:

Enter your location and distance. Choose your location(s) and how far you’d like your radius or polygon to extend from the center point.

Step 7:

Customize your radius. Change the proximity colors, decide which label sizes to show, and more.

With Maptive’s Radius and Proximity Tool You Can:

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Build a radius around a specific location in seconds.

Simply choose your starting point marker, set your proximity distance, customize as needed, and you’re done!

Adjust the distance and color of your radius.

Use the proximity tool to adjust the distance you set in real-time. Select a color for your radius so it’s easy to find on your map.

Customize your information.

Customize the popup that appears within the circle. This is useful when creating multiple radii where you must identify or categorize the location data.

Export locations.

Easily export your data to an XLS or CSV file.

Save the radii you set.

Maptive lets you save your radii to the cloud so you and your team can work on them whenever you want. This is particularly useful for data sets that are permanent, like the zip codes for your offices or stores, or the addresses of your warehouses. 

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Add radii around points of data.

Use the drive time radius tool in conjunction with other tools in Maptive. For example, use the grouping tool to group your data by state and add a radius to all the locations in one state with just one click.

Use the radius tool to determine franchising opportunities.

Quickly decipher if there’s an overlap between you and your competition to decide where to open new locations. No more complicated calculations that have the potential for mistakes. In a few seconds, the picture will emerge before your eyes so you can make informed choices.

Add multiple radii around a specific type of marker.

Make your radius map as in-depth as you like by placing multiple radii around a single marker. Set one for 100 miles to map out the space between you and your competition. Set another for 50 miles to decide if you’re too close to another of your stores.

Export locations inside a radius.

Export data from within a specific radius to a spreadsheet. No copy-pasting or tirelessly jotting down your findings.

Ready To Create Your Own Radius & Proximity Drive Time Map?

Maptive offers a free trial that lets you see how our Radius & Proximity Tool can work for you.

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