Naperville, IL (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Finally, there is an improved way to make use of the data gathered and residing in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets–map it! Topo.ly, a new mapping solutions provider, is fast making its name on the internet as a promising company that allows data from Excel spreadsheets to be mapped quick and easy. Its mission is only to make mapping simple. The team behind the company has applied their extensive experience in data and visualization to deliver a mapping solution aimed for businesses who need to make sense of their data but don’t want to hire a GIS expert or purchase expensive software. By pasting their location data into Topo.ly, users can easily visualize their data to identify growth opportunities, segment customers, reduce logistics costs, and mitigate market risks.
Started three years ago, Topo.ly has already gained a long line of satisfied clients who take advantage of its exceptional mapping services. Analysts from sales and marketing use it to enhance their decision-making. Building maps from Excel spreadsheets makes it easy for entrepreneurs and business experts to design business plans that will make the most out of their assets and optimize their investments.
Denyce Kehoe from Salesforce.com is one of the hundreds more people who utilize Topo.ly’s service and is impressed by its mapping and geocoding services. She said, “I’ve spent over 20 years in sales for visionary companies such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine and Salesforce.com and Topo.ly has quickly become one of my top applications that helps my drive sales."
How to Build Maps for Free Using Microsoft Excel and Topo.ly:
Data visualization using GIS maps are a great way to see different layers of data and determine their relationships to one another. To instantly build free maps from Excel data, these are the steps to be taken:
Step 1: Log in to your Topo.ly account (If you do not have one yet, it is easy to create one in just a few minutes)
Step 2: Click “Create New Map” button.
Step 3: Name your map.
Step 4: Click the “Add New Data” button. The huge box on the site is where you will paste all your Excel spreadsheet data.
Step 5: Copy all the data needed from your spreadsheet. Make sure to include the headers. That enables your map to geocode addresses as accurately as possible.
Step 6: Paste the data to Topo.ly.
Step 7: After it processes your locations, you’ll see your map with markers for each location.
Sales, marketing, and strategy teams can easily visualize growth opportunities to enhance business performance. With Microsoft Excel and Topo.ly’s mapping application, who needs expensive GIS professionals or enterprise software when businesses analysts can do it themselves within a few minutes?