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Routes and travel areas in IdevioMaps

Idevio now have enabled route based operations globally in GeoAnalytics in IdevioMaps. It makes it possible to use drive time or drive distance in operations, calculate travel areas (aka isolines, isodistances, isochrones) and routes. All easily available from the GeoAnalytics wizard within Qlik Sense or QlikView.

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Travel areas based on 30 min drive time to origin.

New operations are:

  • TravelAreas – calculates areas with time or distance less than a specified value to the center.
  • Routes – calculates shortest or fastest route between an origin and a destination point.

 

In the Closest operation it is now possible to to choose between the transport modes car, pedestrian, bike, truck or bird. In addition to that it is possible to choose a length or time unit for the distances between objects. This makes the Closest operation extremely powerful for a large range of problems.

No update is needed to get the new features. Next time you open Idevio GeoAnalytics they are available there.

Take a look at the new Sales Location Analysis demo that investigates how good the locations are for the sales offices of a demo company. Locations are considered good if the population that reaches the location within 30 minutes is large and the uptake area does not overlap much with other sales locations areas. It uses travel areas and calculates how much they intersect each other and also how much they intersect postal areas with population statistics for finding population within the area.

More information is available in the GeoAnalytics documentation and at the Idevio BI site. Drop us an email at info@idevio.com if you have any questions.

 

 

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New operations in Idevio GeoAnalytics

We have added two more operations in GeoAnalytics in IdevioMaps. You do not need to do anything to get them, they will show up next time you open up the Idevio GeoAnalytics Connector. The new operations calculate which areas intersect and how much they intersect and are called Intersects and IntersectsMost. Here is what you can use them for.

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Areas inside red borders colored by how large share is inside.

Use Case 1: Say you have your custom areas and want to find out how many people lives in them. You also have postal areas with population statistics. Then you can calculate the share of each postal area that each custom area overlaps using the Intersects operation. Then sum up the population times the overlap share for each postal area on custom area to get a good population approximation. This use case can be generalized to associate any statistics available on one set of areas to another set of areas.

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Areas associated with another area it overlaps the most.

Use Case 2: Say that you have detailed areas that you want to aggregate in larger existing areas but they do not quite align. To make the best out of it you want to aggregate in the area it intersects with the most. Typically postal area borders in many countries do not align with commune borders. Then apply the IntersectsMost operation on the postal areas and the commune areas and it will establish the relationship so that you can create a drill-down hierarchy with them.

Another improvement in GeoAnalytics is that the Closest operation now have an additional parameter that makes it possible to get the N closest objects to another one. As before it is also possible to limit by a maximum distance. This means that the Closer operation is not needed any more since all that it does is covered by the Closest operation. It is marked as deprecated and not accessible by the wizard any more.

More information is available in the GeoAnalytics documentation and at the Idevio BI site. Drop us an email at info@idevio.com and tell us about your geographic challenges.

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Idevio presents Idevio GeoAnalytics

IdevioMaps now includes Idevio GeoAnalytics, which brings geographic analysis to Qlik. Via a connector with a wizard you get easy access to advanced geographic analysis.

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Typical things to use GeoAnalytics for is:

  • Find out which postal areas your GPS positions are in
  • Create custom sales areas based on smaller areas
  • Find out which service location is closest to each customer and number of customers per service location
  • Aggregate your point data in clusters or rectangular or hexagonal bins

 

GeoAnalytics is a toolbox of features that can be combined in numerous ways. Some features that previously were available via Idevio Load Library are now more conveniently available in the GeoAnalytics Wizard.

Download the new IdevioMaps 5.5 (available for both Qlik Sense and QlikView) to get access to GeoAnalytics. More information about GeoAnalytics is available here. More information on the new versions of IdevioMaps is available at http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-for-qlik-sense and http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-5-for-qlikview.

A good way to get started with GeoAnalytics is to follow the step-by-step guide to clustering or by looking at the examples.

This is just the beginning, there is more to come…

By the way, we have recently added postal codes for Mexico, Canada, Australia and Spain to the location service.

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Chrome browser problem

There is a problem with the current automatically updated Chrome version that makes map interaction slow. When panning, the map sometimes does not follow the cursor as smooth as it should or freezes.

The problem depends on hardware acceleration of graphics in Chrome and exists in some version 47.0.2526 but not in upcoming versions available in the developer channel. We expect the bug to go away with a coming automatic update but it is unclear when that version is pushed out.

This does not affect the desktop version of Qlik Sense.

Until the bug is fixed in Chrome, we recommend either turning off hardware acceleration in Chrome or using the Firefox browser instead.

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IdevioMaps 5.4 with easy browsing of large point datasets

Idevio presents a new version of IdevioMaps for Qlik Sense and QlikView.

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Some highlights from the new version:

  • New feature that makes it possible to browse around freely in large point datasets in Qlik Sense, see also the video that demonstrates this new feature
  • Custom symbols can now be scaled and rotated based on measures
  • An new component, IdevioAnimator that makes it possible to animate selections i Qlik
  • There is now a new User Guide in the documentation section.

More information on the new versions of IdevioMaps  is available at http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-for-qlik-sense and http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-5-for-qlikview.

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Sportson expands its cycling franchise with help from Qlik Technology Partner Idevio and Qlik

Sportson shop in Motala.

Sportson shop in Motala.

This month we and our client Sportson was selected by Qlik as the Customer Success Story of the Month!

Sportson is one of Sweden’s largest and fastest growing franchise chains providing high quality bikes, service and accessories. They wanted to expand in one of the major cities and wish to see the impact of different possible store locations in regards to new sales, existing stores, competitors and population. Using IdevioMaps Sportson constructed an app where all aspects could be explored dynamically. The app revealed how clients made their acquisitions as well as the reach and effectiveness of both own stores and competitors.

“With IdevioMaps and Qlik we have gained new insights in customer behavior and buying patterns, that has been extremely valuable for us in the expansion of our successful franchise enterprise” says Jonas Holtbo, Director of Franchise at Sportson.

Download the full customer success story or the summary as pdf.

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IdevioMaps 5.3.2 is released

This update contains Idevio Animator for Qlik Sense as well as various bugfixes and improvements for both Idevio Maps for Qlik Sense and QlikView

You can read more about Idevio Maps 5 for QlikView and Qlik Sense by following the links below.

Idevio Maps 5 for QlikView

Idevio Maps 5 for Qlik Sense

Contact info@idevio.com if you want more information about the products or if you want to try them out.

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IdevioMaps 5.3 is released

Idevio presents a new version of IdevioMaps for Qlik Sense and QlikView with new features and fixes.

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Some highlights from the new version:

  • The new binning support functions makes it easy and stylish to drill down in huge number of points. Binning is available for hexagonal and rectangular bins. Just add a line in your load script to generate the bins for your data.
  • Internal geometries (sense style geometries in strings) can now be used in all layers in IdevioMaps, both for Qlik Sense and QlikView.
  • You now can select an object by double clicking on it.
  • It is now even easier to use the location service. Drop-down menus has been added for specifying country and type of object.
  • A new animation extension is now available. Contact us for more information on that.

 

More information on the new versions of IdevioMaps  is available at http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-for-qlik-sense and http://bi.idevio.com/products/idevio-maps-5-for-qlikview.

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IdevioMaps 5.2.1 is now released

The update contains various tweaks and bug-fixes that improve both performance and stability of Idevio Maps 5 for QlikView and Qlik Sense.

Some highlights from the new version:

  • You can now customize the outline color of features in the Area Layer, Bubble Layer and Chart Layer.
  • The selection tools should now work properly on touch devices and they should be a much smoother experience on all platforms.
  • You can now determine which layers should be included in the ‘Zoom to Selection’ option.
  • The Satellite layer for the map now functions properly.

 

You can read more about the changes in the changelogs here:

 

Contact info@idevio.com if you want more information about the products or if you want to try them out.

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