View Full Version : Using my data and MapPoint to pick a location

05-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Hi, everyone, I am new here! Thanks for setting up this site. Finding answers to MP qx's is tough on a good day...

Here is my challenge... my employer wants to put a retail store into a major US city.

I have sales data for that city and I know where the sales are the best... but I was wondering if MP2013 could pin-point a sweet spot on the map?

I have my best guess, but I would be curious if the software can apply its spacial abilities to help us narrow down to a region of this city.


05-16-2014, 02:14 PM
You need to think about what your data is (you don't give any information) and how you want to determine the best location.

MapPoint can plot data in lots of different ways. As such it could be a visual tool to help you determine an area.

An add-in extension might help too. For example, our MPCluster add-in ( MPCluster: Cluster Analysis for Microsoft MapPoint (http://www.mpcluster.com) ) can find natural clusters in MapPoint data.
Eg. finding stores to cover the concentrations in your customers.