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Welcome to the
February 2010 edition of the Territory Mapper
Newsletter.Our major announcement is
the release of the 2009D ZIP Codes. Please read on
to learn more.This newsletter also
features an article about how to export maps from
Territory Mapper, information about our advanced
territory design product (AlignStar), as well as
information about technical support
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|2009D ZIP Codes
TTG announces the release
of Territory Mapper 2009D ZIP
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
Out of date ZIP Code maps can result in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
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
- 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
- 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
|Getting Maps out of
Using Maps With Other
have all of your maps just the way you want them, but
now what? There are several different ways to use maps
created in Territory Mapper in other applications.
One option is to copy and paste your map into
1. Select "Copy View" from the "Edit" menu.
2. Switch to the desired application and select "Paste"
application's "Edit" menu.
is to save your Territory Mapper document as a bitmap
1. Select "Save as Graphic" from the "File" menu.
2. Choose a filename and type, and click
Batch Print is another useful technique
for getting maps out of Territory Mapper. You can print
maps to PowerPoint, PDF files, JPEG images, and more.
1. Select "Print" from the "File"
2. Choose the radio button next to "Batch print the
3. Select the style of map to print from the choices
available in the
4. For the Map Output option, select one of the graphic
in the available drop down
5. Click OK. The Save dialog displays asking you to
enter a folder
for the output
6. Click OK again and your map is sent to the specified
format. Territory Mapper saves each map to a file named
the hierarchy item and uses the
file extension associated with
the graphic format you select.
Want More Out Of Your
Territory Mapping Software?
you love the maps that Territory Mapper produces, but
wish you could add data and analysis to the solution?
Would you like to watch how your sales data totals
adjust as you move ZIP Codes from one territory to
another? How about producing charts and reports based on
your territories and your linked data? What if there
were a program out there that could actually suggest
territories for you based on data and parameters that
you specify? Well there is! Please visit www.alignstar.com for more
How to Get
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
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.
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
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.
Visit the User Forum
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Territory Mapper users are familiar with the default
"lasso" operation of the alignment tool and use it to
design and realign territories. However, many people are
unaware of three additional modes of operation that make
alignment easier. Using the same alignment tool, you can
invoke additional modes by holding down specific
keyboard keys as follows: |
1. CTRL (or Control)
Key -- invokes "drag and drop" alignment. This is a
great tool for cleaning up around the
edges of territories.
2. SHIFT Key -- invokes
individual unit or "point and click" alignment. This is
a fast way to assign single map units. It effectively
bypasses the destination dialog box and assigns the
selected map unit to the currently
selected destination highlighted in the Hierarchy tab.
3. R Key -- invokes "radial" alignment. Click
and drag out a perfect circle of a known radius
(displayed in miles in your status
bar). A perfect technique for those that need
territories that radiate from a center point for a
For more information about the Alignment Tool, please
visit the online knowledge base.