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Digital Maps, Map Books, and Wall Maps; Oh My

January 4, 2013

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Maps come in all shapes, sizes, and formats.  MarketMAPS shows you how businesses make use of different map formats and how to choose the right format for your needs.      Digital Maps Digital maps are growing in popularity.  These are downloadable maps of specific areas—a state, county, city, or custom radius—which can be saved […]

Posted in: Business, digital, geography, Maps

The Word of 2012: ‘Demographics’

January 3, 2013

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2012 was an amazing year!  Demographics affected everything from the elections to the housing market.  MarketMAPS takes a look at the large impact of demographics on the US in 2012.    2012 marked the first year in US history where more babies of minority status were born than white babies.  This trend of increasing racial […]

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2012

January 2, 2013

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Make sure you didn’t miss anything! Take a look with MarketMAPS at the top ten blog posts of the past year. Versailles, the would-be biggest house in America 100 Places You Need to Visit: Prague, Czech Republic Swim the Clearest Waters on Earth “The Man Who Lived On His Bike” – The Perfect Branding Tool Mapping the Lewis and […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: The Great Wall of China

December 31, 2012

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There’s nothing quite like it in the world.  MarketMAPS shows you why the Great Wall of China is one of the 100 places you need to visit.      Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   The Great Wall of China is a […]

Top New Year’s Destinations

December 28, 2012

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Ring in the New Year in a beautiful, exotic location.  MarketMAPS lists some of the top destinations for celebrating the New Year.    Prague, Czech Republic Head to the banks of the Vltava River at midnight on Dec 31st and celebrate the New Year in the Czech Republic.  Fireworks over Prague Castle, a beautiful stone […]

Posted in: holiday, map, tourism, travel

Will Demographics Save the Housing Market?

December 27, 2012

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Even before the housing crisis hit the US, home ownership had been steadily declining.  Can demographics save the ailing housing market?  MarketMAPS takes a look.    According to most analysts, the US housing market hit its peak in 2004.  Since then, there have been fewer and fewer homeowners in the US.  The housing crisis, which […]

Posted in: Business, data, Demographics, Maps

Tolkien Tourism Brings Fans to New Zealand

December 26, 2012

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Hobbit-fever has created a new kind of travel in New Zealand: Tolkien Tourism.  MarketMAPS looks at how New Zealand has embraced its identity as “Middle Earth.”   Director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies were famously shot on location in New Zealand’s countrysides, valleys, mountains, and rivers.  Fans have begun to think of New […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Venice, Italy for the New Year

December 24, 2012

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Venice, Italy is a beautiful, awe-inspiring city year round.  But come New Year’s Eve, Venice transforms into a destination you simply have to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at Venice during the New Year.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Venice […]

Top Destinations For a White Christmas

December 21, 2012

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Are you dreaming of a White Christmas?  These New England destinations are sure to get heavy snowfall in the coming weeks.  MarketMAPS looks at the best destinations for a snow-covered Christmas.    Caribou, Maine This city in northern Maine is famous for its cross-country ski trails and great areas for snowmobilers.  There’s a 97% chance […]

Posted in: holiday, map, tourism, travel, US

2013: The Year of Instant Deliveries

December 20, 2012

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There is a big shift coming in 2013 as many online companies begin offering same-day deliveries.  How will this affect your business?  MarketMAPS takes a look.    People have been making online purchases for almost 20 years.  But while shopping in your pajamas while sipping a cup of hot coffee has its perks, you still […]

Census Data Shows The Best Places to Find Jobs

December 19, 2012

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Newly released census data can help out-of-work Americans find jobs in a few of Florida’s best cities.  It can also help businesses locate new customers and new employees.  MarketMAPS takes a look.    According to recently publicized census data, Tallahassee is one of the best places for young people to find work in all of […]

Posted in: census, economy, map, US

America’s Most Productive Metro Areas

December 18, 2012

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Learn which metro areas have the most to offer your business.  MarketMAPS looks at America’s most productive metro areas.      We can learn a lot by looking at the local factors that fuel economic growth in America’s most productive metro areas.  Each of these metros has had substantial GDP growth over the last few […]

Posted in: economy, Maps, tourism, travel, US

100 Places You Need to Visit: London at Christmas Time

December 17, 2012

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Nothing is quite like London, England in the winter.  It may be frightfully cold, but the holiday festivities are worth braving the winter weather.   MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: London at Christmas time.    Comment and tell us which locations you think […]

Posted in: 100 places, tourism, travel, UK

4 Unusual Geography Facts

December 14, 2012

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We’re certain you’ve never heard these strange pieces of geographic trivia.  MarketMAPS shares 4 unusual geography facts.    The Shortest Place Name In both Sweden and Norway, there is a town with a rather simple name: “Å.”  In Scandinavian, Å means river, which is why both the Norwegians and the Swedes have towns with this […]

Posted in: geography, map, world

A Second Business Location May Be Just What You Need

December 13, 2012

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You’ve put so much thought and effort into selecting your first business location.  Why not put that same thought and effort into selecting a second one?  The rewards will be pretty substantial.  MarketMAPS takes a look.  The three most important things for a business are location, location, location.  Location can mean the difference between a […]

Posted in: Business, Location, map

Creating a Food Atlas

December 12, 2012

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Guerrilla cartography.  Now that’s a term you don’t hear very often.  MarketMAPS shows you how guerrilla cartographers in Northern California have created maps for one purpose: to tell you everything you need to know about food.    From America’s global almond trade to taco trucks in East Oakland, Food: An Atlas is a comprehensive collection […]

Posted in: food, map, Maps, news

Marketing Basics: Targeting Direct Mail

December 11, 2012

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Today, MarketMAPS gives you a brief lesson in marketing basics.  Use these tips to create an effective, targeted direct mail campaign.    Direct mail may seem like an ancient, almost out-of-date tool for marketers, but it has endured so long because it is still one of the most effective ways to communicate with customers.  If […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Mount Rushmore

December 10, 2012

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This has to be one of the greatest and grandest sculptures in the world.  MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: Mount Rushmore.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Near […]

Business Locations: Which Businesses Will Be Affected Most By Climate Change

December 7, 2012

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The geographic location of your business is important, especially when that location makes it possible for you to grow, farm, or create your product.  But with rising sea levels and record-high temperatures, many industries are becoming threatened.  MarketMAPS looks at the businesses that will be affected most by climate change.    Coffee There are only […]

Posted in: Business, Location, map, science

What Makes Texas the Best State For Businesses?

December 6, 2012

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Looking to relocate to a business-friendly state?  MarketMAPS looks at why Texas is considered the best state for businesses.    Texas has done it again.  According to a CNBC study, Texas is the best state for businesses…and has been for the last three years.  The CNBC rating comes from a score in ten different categories, […]

Posted in: Business, locations, US

How to Reach Male Shoppers This Holiday Season

December 5, 2012

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Reaching your target customers means knowing where they spend most of their time, and establishing a presence there.  MarketMAPS gives you tips for reaching male shoppers this holiday season.    As many businesses already know, you can’t market to men the same way you market to women.  Men watch different commercials, are attracted to different […]

The Most Colorful Cities in the World

December 4, 2012

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Some cities are popular for their food or cultural destinations.  These cities, however, are popular for their color schemes.  MarketMAPS takes you to some of the most colorful cities in the world.       Guanajuato City, Mexico During the colonial period, this city accounted for two-thirds of the world’s silver production.  The streets and […]

Posted in: city, map, tourism, travel

100 Places You Need to Visit: Niagara Falls

December 3, 2012

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Don’t go over the edge!  MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: Niagara Falls   Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   One of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Niagara […]

Maps Within Maps

November 30, 2012

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People are getting creative with map making.  They are even making maps within maps!  MarketMAPS takes a look.    GPS technology has paved the way for new and innovative forms of map making.  Combining his passion for cycling, maps, and art, Baltimore-based artist Michael Wallace uses his bike like a paintbrush, creating maps and other […]

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Measuring Intangibles: Determining the Psychographics of Your Customers

November 29, 2012

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To get a fuller picture of who your customers are, you have to dig deep.  You have to know what they like, how they behave, and what they value.  MarketMAPS shows you how to measure some important, intangible factors: the psychographics of your customers.   To target a specific market, you have to look at […]

Top Skiing and Snowboarding Destinations

November 28, 2012

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Are you ready to shred the slopes this winter?  Ready to hit the fresh powder?  MarketMAPS shares some of the top skiing and snowboarding destinations.    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada One of the largest and most developed slopes in the world, Whistler is located near the west coast of Canada.  The ski town has a […]

Posted in: Maps, tourism, travel, weather

Wedding Bells and Dollar Signs: Businesses that Target Married Couples

November 27, 2012

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MarketMAPS shows you which businesses benefit most from targeting married couples.     A majority of married couples in the US consist of two working individuals.  With man and wife employed full-time, chances are most couples don’t have enough time to spend on home repairs and household chores.  This has made targeting married couples a […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Singapore

November 26, 2012

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We’re working our way down the list of 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at a fast-growing destination with amazing cuisine and its own brand of English: Singapore.  Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   A former British colony, […]

Holiday Map Gift Ideas

November 23, 2012

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Struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season?  Try a map.  MarketMAPS shows you how maps can make great gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.    Maps for Travelers Maps make great gifts for travelers.  Give a world, country, or state wall map to the traveler in your […]

Posted in: decor, holiday, Maps

En Route to the First Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

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You may not be looking forward to traveling this Thanksgiving.  But if you take a look at the Pilgrims’ cruel voyage from England to the New World, you’ll suddenly feel much better about your own journey.  MarketMAPS maps out the route to the first Thanksgiving.    1620 England A group of English and Dutch Pilgrims, […]

Posted in: history, map, travel

Targeting Diversity in Your Direct Mail

November 20, 2012

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Changing demographics means new opportunities for your business.  MarketMAPS shows you how you can use direct mail to target an increasingly diverse customer base.    It’s indisputable: the US is becoming increasingly diverse.  If demographic trends are correct, America may become a majority-minority nation within the next 50 years.  How can your business cater to […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: The Beaches of Florida

November 19, 2012

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We’re working down our list of the 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at a destination known worldwide for its sandy shores and sunshine: the beaches of Florida.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Florida is internationally […]

Keep Warm This Winter: Visit One of These Hot Destinations

November 16, 2012

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Just because the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting chillier, doesn’t mean you have to spend this winter all bundled up in the cold.  MarketMAPS shows you the warm places to escape to this year.    Amalfi Coast, Italy This Italian peninsula, whose temperature rarely dips below 50 degrees, attracts thousands of […]

Posted in: holiday, Maps, tourism, travel

Asking the Right Questions About Your Potential Business Site

November 15, 2012

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Ask any professional.  They will tell you that location is the single most important thing in a business.  MarketMAPS shows you the right questions to ask when you’re choosing a new business site.    There are so many things to consider when selecting a new business site.  The size of the site, the direction the […]

Posted in: Business, Location, Maps, store

Mapping the Lewis and Clark Journey

November 14, 2012

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This month, about 207 years ago, Lewis and Clark reached the end of their historical expedition, successfully traversing the then-unknown terrain of the Pacific Northwest.  MarketMAPS maps out their epic journey.    Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis was made head of the Corps of Discovery.  Lewis selected William Clark to […]

Posted in: history, map, travel, US

Comparing Demographics in America’s Biggest Cities

November 13, 2012

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America is changing.  We are quickly becoming a very diverse nation, and most of these changes are occurring in our big cities.  MarketMAPS looks at the demographic makeup of some of America’s biggest metropolitan areas.    Seattle, Washington Between 2000 and 2010, Seattle’s population grew about 11 percent, to 3.4 million people.  For those areas […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

November 12, 2012

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We’re working down our list of the 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes you to a destination that reflects the beauty and power of nature: Iguazu Falls.  Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   On the border of Argentina and Brazil […]

4 Ways to Reinvent Your Business

November 9, 2012

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Citibank recently surveyed small businesses and asked how they were planning on reinventing themselves in 2013.  MarketMAPS takes a look at some of the top ways these small businesses are changing things up.      53% of small business owners say they have stayed afloat by reinventing their business.  Maybe it’s time you took an […]

Posted in: Business, map, sales

Tips For Covering a Large Sales Territory

November 8, 2012

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If you have sales reps in the field that are covering large territories, chances are you need a way to make each sales trip as effective as possible.  MarketMAPS shows you ways to maximize efficiency within your large sales territories.     Make Use of Technology Laptops and smartphones have made it easier for sales […]

Navigating Las Vegas’ Top Attractions

November 7, 2012

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The Las Vegas Strip in Nevada is one of the US’s most visited destinations all year round.  MarketMAPS navigates its way through Vegas’ top attractions.      Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Right off of Las Vegas Boulevard and Russel Rd is a perfect attraction for all ages.  Mandalay Bay houses the 3rd largest […]

Posted in: Maps, outdoors, tourism, travel

The Geography of the All-Important Latino Vote

November 6, 2012

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There has been a large emphasis this election year on the “minority” and “Latino” votes.  With America becoming an increasingly diverse nation, minority votes have become even more important in deciding who is sent to the White House.  MarketMAPS takes a look at the geography of the all-important Latino vote.    The rising impact of […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Prague, Czech Republic

November 5, 2012

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We’re working down our list of the 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at a destination that should be marked on every history and architecture-lover’s map: Prague, Czech Republic.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Prague is […]

How to Eat Like a Local Wherever You Go

November 2, 2012

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There’s always a downside when travelling to a new, exotic location.  Mainly, how do you know which restaurants are the local hotspots and which restaurants are simply tourist traps?  Wherever you may be going this holiday season, MarketMAPS shows you how to eat like a local.    Ask the Locals Taxi drivers, street vendors, even […]

Posted in: food, map, Restaurants, tourism, travel

Accuracy Matters, Just Ask Apple Maps

November 1, 2012

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After a long period of silence, Apple has finally opened up about its sub-par map application for iOS6.  MarketMAPS takes a look at what Apple has learned from releasing a product that doesn’t quite meet expectations.    When Apple released its mapping application using its own data sources rather than relying on Google Maps data, […]

Posted in: map, Maps, technology

The Creepiest Towns in America

October 31, 2012

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Celebrate Halloween in one of America’s creepiest, spookiest towns.  Don’t be surprised if you see a ghost or two in these cities.  MarketMAPS takes a look.    New Orleans At different times throughout history, the Big Easy was the home of slaves, slave drivers, pirates, and ghosts.  The French Quarter, the site of the city’s […]

Posted in: city, history, travel, US

Demographics and Elections

October 30, 2012

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Election Day in the US is just 1 week away!  Today, MarketMAPS takes a look at American demographic trends, and how they can affect the outcome of this year’s elections.  America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Last year, more minority-race babies were born than white American babies.  This is a strong indication that, within perhaps 1 […]

Posted in: Demographics, Maps, Politics
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