Have you ever wished that you could quickly visualize a buffer zone around a set of points that you have in PiinPoint. Maybe you're trying to stay at least 1km for all of your direct competitors, maybe you need to stay a certain distance away from schools or hospitals for legal reasons, or maybe you are trying to visualize store territories. 

Our new Ring Buffer Tool is designed to allow you to really quickly visualize a ring around any given set of points that you have saved as a layer in PiinPoint. 

How it Works: 

To start you must have layer of sites that you want to run the buffer around. You can either create one in PiinPoint or upload one that you have saved as an excel file or csv. 

Next, navigate to the Layer, in the layers panel, and click on the ellipsis beside the "on" / "off" toggle for the layer, as in the screencap below: 

Click on "Create Ring Layer" and the following menu will appear: 

You have the following unit options for the size of your Ring: meters, yards, miles and kilometers.

Once you have made your radius size and unit type selections, click "Save Ring Layer". 

Voila! All of your points will now have your desired buffers around them: 

This feature also helps you create comparisons between multiple locations very easily. Once the buffers are drawn you can use our Quick Comparison tool and "Add all in view" to look at how the buffer zones or trade areas you've drawn compare to eachother: 

From there, you can easily move to creating a comparison report. 

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