Placing an office location, wearhouse or distribution center, or food service location can impact a lot of employees. To understand how far those employees' home locations are, how many of them are within certain driving distances or radii, and what the commuting times will be for the majority of a team makes the decision that much easier.
Mapping Employee Data
Start by identifying your location on the map by doing an address search. e.g. 500 King Street N., Waterloo, ON:
From the blue marker that appears at your address, select the option to "Create Rings" or "Create Drivetime":
Enter the desired ring sizes or drivetime distances:
Upload Employee Data
Once the rings are on the map, upload your employee data. For more information on uploading a Layer, check out our docs here. For employee data, your spreadsheet of data should have the following fields:
- Unique ID*
- Address* (or latitude/longitude category)
- Category (optional)
Sum Employee Counts
To find out how many employees are within one of your rings or driving distances, there are two ways you can quickly get counts on employees.
1. Export Points
If you're looking for a quick count, simply click the option to "Export Points" from the shape's context menu:
In your exported csv, you'll get a list of all the employees within the shape's bounds as well as their distance to your location.
2. Display Employees in a Report
For a more detailed list via a shareable online report, select the option to "Build a Report" from the shape's context menu, and be sure to select your Employees data as a part of the Layers that are included:
In the report, at the bottom of the Overview page you'll see the count of Employees included at the 1,3,5km range (or whatever comparison ranges you set). For example, in this case there are 19 employees within the 1 km range:
Finding the Shortest Commuting Times
Make sure that the location you've selected benefits the greatest number of employees and doesn't set the majority of the team up for a long commute. To use the Transit Times calculator, check out our docs here.
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