View Full Version : Trying to construct a map with population density

12-19-2009, 05:48 PM

I am new to this forum and hope that someone might be able to help me. I have the number of dentists per area code in the US but wanted to overlie the population density to see how many dentists there are per population density (in the particular area code)

Will mappoint allow me to do this? I have the trial version (will purchase it if I think it is worth my money). However, the only thing I can do so far is to create two maps, one with the #dentists/postal code and then the population density. I want the population to be the denominator. Is there any way to do this? Right now I have two different shadings on my map, one for the number of dentists and one for the population. Also, the population is for 2007. Given that I have mappoint 2010, shouldn't the population be more updated???

01-04-2010, 09:09 AM
MapPoint comes with demographic data and some mapping wizards.
The wizards can work with external data or the demographic data.

The shaded area map includes a "divide by" option. So you could plot "population divided by area" for a particular area type (eg. zipcode).

Using your own data you may prefer something like Excel to do the math for you instead.