Summary of Updates
- Batch ReportsÂ for custom layers or current locations
- POI Symbology
- More POIÂ Features like exact search
- Printable Maps for A4, Letter, or A2 paper
- Worldwide Drivetime polygons
- Live Support
We’re excited to release a feature that has been in high demand, which is batch reporting. You can now select a dataset, whether current locations or a custom point layer, and create a set of reports for the entire dataset, one report per data point. Create all of the reports that you need at the click of a button.
This new feature can be found in the Reports tab of the PiinPoint application, at the bottom of the page.
The process for creating a batch report set involves matching up which fields you would like to serve as the report title and comment, along with the Latitude and Longitude mappings, and choosing a Name for the report set.
That’s it! Create reports of your entire portfolio or developments in seconds.
We’ve had custom symbology of point data, including logo matching, in our custom layers which has been a popular feature. We’ve now brought that to the POI search so you can search for POIs and have them presentation ready.
You can edit the symbology of a POI search by clicking the icon beside the search result.
From here, you can choose a color for the markers, or choose a logo that we’ve looked up for you.
More POI Features
Common problems with querying for POIs is that either the search is not specific enough, so results include some that shouldn’t be there, or the search is too specific, resulting in missing data. BasedÂ on the situation, you want to be able to control how specific that search is.
We’ve added a toggle where you can switch between an exact search and non-exact searches for each search result.
In the image below, I’ve searched for Macy’s as a non-exact search and get a lot of results where it includes stores around or within Macy’s. If I want to make this more specific to only show Macy’s locations, I toggle the exact search/non-exact search link in the result.
Now I can see the Macy’s location without noise.
We have also added the ability to edit POIs in your reports, which is saved automatically!
We know that being able to print outÂ or make a PDF of your maps is important, so we have added print functionality to theÂ Search page. Simply click the printer icon in the top-right corner and select your paper size of preference.
Once selected, an interface will pop up allowing you to select the area you want to be visible when printed like this:
Notice the green and red buttons to cancel or submit:
Once you have selected a printing area, a printer dialog will show up within Chrome that looks like this:
Make sure you adjust the settings on the left to the paper type you had selected earlier:
And then you are ready to save as a PDF or print!
As you can see in the above screenshots, the drivetime polygons now work anywhere in the world! Use this to get a snapshot at the road networks in major cities outside of just Canada or the US, or as an aid in locating stores internationally.
We have added live support to the tool; now you are just a click away from reaching us if you ever have any questions or need help. We are available to help whenever you need us, so feel free to message us about any questions you have, or even give us any feedback you might have, we are always open to hearing your opinions on PiinPoint.
Just click on this button in the top right hand corner:
And send us a message within the application:
We hope you enjoy these new updates!