Territory Mapper News
Issue: #3 Volume 6
November 2009
Dear Territory Mapper User ,

Welcome to the November 2009 edition of the Territory Mapper Newsletter.

Our major announcement is the release of the 2009C ZIP Codes.

In addition, we now offer a Geocoding service to our customers which can increase the accuracy of your data - keep reading to learn more. This newsletter also features a Technical Tip from our support team, information about technical support resources, as well as information about a new demographic data bundle.

If you would like to learn more about TTG, Inc. and our other product offerings, please click here to visit the AlignStar website.

I welcome your feedback and questions about Territory Mapper, technical support, or this newsletter.  Please visit our contact form here.

Sincerely,

Justin Turner
Manager of Technical Support
TTG, Incorporated

2009C ZIP Codes Available Now
November 17, 2009 - TTG announces the release of Territory Mapper 2009C ZIP Codes

The US 5-Digit ZIP Code boundaries change at a rapid pace. Many people are not aware of the fact that US ZIP Code boundaries are different than the simple roster or listing that the US Postal Service (USPS) maintains. The USPS does not create or market the boundaries for the 5-digit ZIP Codes. In fact, they are forced to purchase them from third party providers just like any other business.

Out of date ZIP Code maps can result in lost information, missing data, poor decisions and costly mistakes! We offer fresh, updated ZIP Code files every 3 months at an affordable price. Of course, all updates are optional and the file you have will continue to work for you until you are ready to refresh your data.

The new US 5-Digit ZIP Code add-on is available as a download from the Territory Mapper website for the low price of only $199. A registered version of Territory Mapper is required to use the new US 5-Digit ZIP Code map file.Tmap V4

  • Display over 41,000 current US 5-digit ZIP Codes in map form. 
  • Turn on 5-Digit ZIP Code numbers or names as labels on your maps.
  • Search for 5-Digit ZIP Codes by name or number.
  • Instantly zoom into any 5-Digit ZIP Code in the US by a simple double-click.
  • Define your territories using 5-Digit ZIP Code boundaries.
  • Export lists of 5-Digit ZIP Codes and their associated territory assignments.
  • Import your territory definitions for every 5-Digit ZIP Code in the US.
  • Seamless integration with all other Territory Mapper map layers. 
  • Easily move between various alignment layers including 5-Digit ZIP Codes.
  • Optional updates available every 3 months with the latest changes!
New Geocoding Service
Plot your data with pinpoint accuracy
Geocoding is a process by which geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) of a location are determined based on street address, zip code, or other location descriptors. These coordinates can then be used by Territory Mapper to graphically locate and plot geographic data points on a map. Territory Mapper then allows you to interact with these point locations (query, align, lasso, etc.) as though they were ZIP Codes or any other map unit. The accuracy provided by having geocoded data is a distinct advantage both for visual data analysis and alignment purposes.

TTG is now offering the geocoding service to their clients. Typically, before we geocode a data set, we "scrub" or clean and standardize the address information to ensure its accuracy and consistency. This not only ensures that we get the best possible match from the national street level database but has the added benefit of providing you with a much cleaner data set when the process is complete. If you use these data for mailing purposes, this can be a huge benefit since your mailings are much more likely to get to their intended recipients.

Click for more information about the Geocoding service

Popular New Data Bundle
Created from the most in demand demographic data
TTG has negotiated a fantastic price with our data vendor (one of the industry leaders in demographic data), and as a result we are able to provide this popular data bundle at a very competitive price. This data bundle groups our most popular demographic variables into a single data set.

This dataset containing over 50 variables includes current year population and household counts and 5 year projections. Also included are data on employment, age, gender, income and education. Additional variables and customized data sets are also available.

Click here for more information about Demographic Data

Territory Mapper Technical Support
How to Get Help
Territory Mapper SupportMany users of Territory Mapper have found the software to be intuitive and increasingly easy to use. The primary design requirement of Territory Mapper software is to make it familiar to most PC users, reducing the initial learning curve. This concept has worked for many users. For those who need more assistance, TTG provides several support options.

The online tutorial walks users through Territory Mapper, using real scenarios and appropriate data. The help topics cover almost everything a user could need to know about how Territory Mapper works. A user forum has been added to the Territory Mapper web site, under the "Support" selection of the main menu. Beyond that, there is live technical support.

The Territory Mapper tutorial provides a solid base of understanding for bringing your information into Territory Mapper, displaying that data, and getting it out again. The tutorial data provided with the software are working examples of properly formatted source data files. You will find them in the \Tutorial folder inside the Territory Mapper installation directory.

The user forum is an online community where Territory Mapper users can interact, ask questions, and get responses from TTG's technical support staff as well as from other users.  You can also make suggestions for improvements to Territory Mapper, the Web site, and supporting documentation.

An extensive help system provides information on individual topics. The included glossary will familiarize you with many terms used in the mapping of territories as well as in Territory Mapper software. You can access the entire help system online through our knowledgebase.

If you are unable to locate the information you need in the provided documentation, the staff at TTG are ready to help. Registered Territory Mapper users have full access to telephone and email services. Trial users are encouraged to email any questions they may have regarding Territory Mapper using the online form.

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Thanks again for buying and recommending Territory Mapper products, for helping to make them better, and for reading Territory Mapper News.

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In This Issue
2009C ZIP Codes Available Now
New Geocoding Service
Popular New Data Bundle
Technical Support
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