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tms737
08-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi! I need help learning to use map point for my work. I specifically need help learning how to make a map that highlights the information I give (a certain number of people for each county/zip code) and how to breakdown that map into demographics and into quadrants. It's to help recruiting for my firm. Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated!

Mattys Consulting
08-14-2009, 05:56 PM
Hi!

"... highlights ... number of people for each county/zip code"

"... into demographics and into quadrants."

I think you want a shaded area map, by zip code, by a certain segment of the population. This is going to more than one map, I think.

Go to the Data menu
Choose Data Mapping Wizard
Shaded Area will be the top button (already selected) so hit next
Add demographics to the map - hit next
Choose the population segment you want at the top and the area (postal/zip) at the bottom. Hit next.
Choose 'discrete equal ranges', 8 ranges, red to white to blue.
Done.

Mike Mattys
Mattys Consulting - Custom Programming (http://www.mattysconsulting.com)

Eric Frost
08-14-2009, 06:04 PM
Regarding a crash course, I'd also recommend the Tutorials in the Help file. They cover a lot of material and the tutorial data/files is all included in the installation.

Eric