Glossary
Definitions
2map
A great site for producing shaded map images from user data.. wikipedia reference
aggregating
Creating a new (higher level) dataset from postcode level data. Values for each area are calculated by adding up all the values for each postcode contained within that area.. wikipedia reference
aggregation
Creating a new (higher level) dataset from postcode level data. Values for each area are calculated by adding up all the values for each postcode contained within that area.. wikipedia reference
area
A defined geographical region ranging from Country down to Postcode Sector.. wikipedia reference
area summary format
A data format.. wikipedia reference
background colour
The colour used as a background instead of a raster map.. wikipedia reference
background map
A raster map showing roads and other geographical features. wikipedia reference
border
The bounds of a geographical feature. wikipedia reference
borders
The bounds of a geographical feature. wikipedia reference
clipping
Only drawing features in a selected area.. wikipedia reference
colour
Can be assigned to borders, labels and segments.. wikipedia reference
colours
Can be assigned to borders, labels and segments.. wikipedia reference
company maps
The screen showing maps blonging to the user's company. wikipedia reference
create a new map
Use the map wizard to select the dataset, field and style to plot.. wikipedia reference
customer data
Data with a row for each customer.. wikipedia reference
customer sample data
Sample data at customer level.. wikipedia reference
customise maps
Change styles, borders, labels, shading, colours, visible area and background.. wikipedia reference
dataset
A set of values that are associated with a geographical area.. wikipedia reference
datasets
A set of values that are associated with a geographical area.. wikipedia reference
district
The first part of the postcode before the space. eg: SW19. wikipedia reference
format
How the data should be structure in order to be compatible.. wikipedia reference
formats
How the data should be structure in order to be compatible.. wikipedia reference
google maps
A web based mapping application.. wikipedia reference
label
The text to identify a geographical feature. wikipedia reference
labels
The text to identify a geographical feature. wikipedia reference
level conversion
Creating a new (higher level) dataset from postcode level data. Values for each area are calculated by adding up all the values for each postcode contained within that area.. wikipedia reference
line style
The style used to draw the bounds of a geographical feature. wikipedia reference
map
A graphical representation of the features of an area of the earth. wikipedia reference
map wizard
A tool to guide you the through process of creating a new map.. wikipedia reference
maps
The screen showing user maps. wikipedia reference
order sample data
Sample data at order level.. wikipedia reference
ordnance survey
A public sector organisation that maintains the definitive record of every geographic feature in Great Britain.. wikipedia reference
PayPal
Provides online merchant services. wikipedia reference
postal area
The first 1 or 2 alpha characters of a postcode. eg: L or LS.. wikipedia reference
postal areas
The first 1 or 2 alpha characters of a postcode. eg: L or LS.. wikipedia reference
postcode
A UK geographic region used for addressing mail. eg: SW19 5AE. wikipedia reference
postcode area
The first 1 or 2 alpha characters of a postcode. eg: L or LS.. wikipedia reference
postcode area data
Summary data at postcode area level.. wikipedia reference
postcode area sample data
Sample data at postcode area level.. wikipedia reference
postcode data
Data with a row for each postcode.. wikipedia reference
postcode district data
Summary data at postcode district level.. wikipedia reference
postcode district sample data
Sample data at postcode district level.. wikipedia reference
postcode level
A data format with a row for each postcode.. wikipedia reference
postcode level sample data
Sample data at postcode level.. wikipedia reference
postcode sector data
Summary data at postcode sector level.. wikipedia reference
postcode sector sample data
Sample data at postcode sector level.. wikipedia reference
quick start guide
A brief and consise set of steps to perform to create, customise, save and export a map.. wikipedia reference
record level
Highly detailed data format with a row for each record such as a sale.. wikipedia reference
RGB
Abbreviation for Red, Green and Blue. Any colour can be created by adding different amounts of primary colours such as red, green or blue.. wikipedia reference
royal mail
. wikipedia reference
sales data
Data with a row for each sale.. wikipedia reference
save maps
Store a map for future use.. wikipedia reference
sector
The postcode excluding the last 2 digits. eg: SW19 5. wikipedia reference
segment
A category or bucket which is assigned to each geographical area. These are shaded differently and shown in the legend.. wikipedia reference
segments
A category or bucket which is assigned to each geographical area. These are shaded differently and shown in the legend.. wikipedia reference
shading
Each area of a map will be shaded a colour based on the segment/category to which it is assigned.. wikipedia reference
share maps
Publish maps to a shared company folder. wikipedia reference
style
Preset colours and settings for borders, labels and shading that give a map a certain look.. wikipedia reference
styles
Preset colours and settings for borders, labels and shading that give a map a certain look.. wikipedia reference
Summary CSV Format
A CSV file format for storing total values against an postcode area, district or sector.. wikipedia reference
Summary CSV Formats
A CSV file format for storing total values against an postcode area, district or sector.. wikipedia reference
thematic map
A map that has areas shaded/coloured according to certain properties associated with that area. (such as average property price or number of sales).. wikipedia reference
upload
You can upload your own datasets for mapping. wikipedia reference
wizard
A tool to guide you the through process of creating a new map.. wikipedia reference