Our support tool has an idea board where you can add feature requests and star other peoples submissions. This is a great way for us to prioritize feature additions in BatchGeo, so we highly recommend you take some time to add your ideas here and star them if they already exist:
As the video below demonstrates, Google Chrome is a wicked fast browser. We highly recommend using a modern browser when using BatchGeo for the best performance. Either Chrome, Firefox 4+, Internet Explorer 9+, or Safari. The great thing about Chrome though is that its always the latest version because its constantly updating itself in the background.
In some speed tests Chrome as been shown to be literally 100x faster than Internet Explorer. If you want quicker maps, Get Google Chrome! Update: Stuck in an enterprise environment with no Admin Privileges? Try Google Chrome Frame.
We’re proud to see all of the BatchGeo maps being used in the recovery efforts! Here is just one example:
KrebsonSecurity.com has a great post on the recent crackdown of the infamous Rustock Botnet.
Brian Krebs used our newly released batch IP address geocoding feature to create a map of all of the Rustock Botnet controller points. Interesting read and an interesting map for sure.
Today we add a great feature for making it easier to visualize your data with thematic value rendering. What does that mean? Well basically use the “Group” drop down in Advanced Options and pick any date or numeric column in your dataset, and see what happens!
We’ll automatically calculate ranges for each of the numerical groups in your data based on their value. This makes it easy to create thematic maps of your data. Here is an example map:
View U.S. Cities – Number of Rainy Days Per Year in a full screen map
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
We’ve updated our search box to be multifunctioned now. It can still find the nearest location if you type in an address or zip code, but additionally it can now help you filter your map data.
Just start typing into the search box to see suggestions on potential searches and filters. To execute a search, select an item on the the list by either using your mouse, or the arrow keys on your keyboard (if you use your keyboard you will need to hit “Enter” after selecting an item.)
The map will update to include only those results that match your search, and it will zoom closer to the location of them. To zoom in closer you can just keep hitting “Enter” until you are all the way in.
We think this is an incredibly powerful feature for folks looking for new ways to filter and search their data, but let us know what you think by posting below.
We’ve added a new feature that’s automatically turned on when mapping large sets of locations, pie chart clusters. These graphics make it easy to spot trends and hot spots in a quick glance. The pie charts are created and sized automatically based on the number of markers in a given area, the more markers, the larger the pie chart.
View Map of Top 100 Websites Worldwide in a full screen map
Additionally clicking on the legend will cause the map to filter results down to just the selected group, updating the pie charts dynamically. To enable pie charts on your map, just select a group column and turn on the clustering feature (both under advanced options.) Please let us know your feedback on this new feature by posting comments below.
Maptive, the commercial version of Batchgeo, continues with speed improvements to handle larger datasets and rendering of markers (server side clustering) and the launch of our new Spreadsheet Editor – embedded within the admin page of each Maptive map.
More information below or click here for additional screenshots and a full features list.
Additional Maptive Features
• Support & ongoing software/service improvements
• Advertising & BatchGeo branding removed
• Geocode & manage larger numbers of addresses – 5,000 +
• World class hosting by RackSpace.com – Awards & Expertise
• Group addresses by customer, sales person, region, etc. – 6+
• Database syncing with map
• Custom marker branding
2010 was a big year for BatchGeo. We went through a huge redesign and rebranding effort, which resulted in an over 100% boost in traffic to the site. We also launched our premium product Maptive which is growing extremely fast.
Here are some statistics from 2010:
- 317,518 maps created
- 76,533 users
- Over 12,000 websites using our maps
We’re looking forward to another fantastic year of growth and improvements in our service. Have a happy holiday season!
I don’t know why Wikipedia doesn’t have a built in mapping system, but I love making maps with their data. Here were some quick ones I made with BatchGeo: