Create a New Area from a List of Standard Geographies

At the root of almost all analysis in ENVISION is an area. This can be in the form of a trade area or a benchmark to compare to. The trade area can be a standard geography, drive time, a radius or a custom shape. This document will explain how to create areas based on standard geography using a list of names and codes.

Create an Area from a Single Geography
Create an Area from Multiple Geographies

 
Create an Area from a Single Geography
Often you will need a single area to serve as a benchmark, to which you can compare other geographies. This example will create a single geography of an entire country.

1. In the side panel, click My Data and then Areas.

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2. Click Create New.

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3. Click Standard Geographies.mceclip2.png

4. Click Search Name or Code.mceclip3.png

5. Tiles for each level of geography will appear, click the appropriate country.

6. Select Canada or United States in the drop-down list. A check mark will appear once it has been selected.

 Canadian Workspaces
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 American Workspaces
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7. In the ribbon at the top of the page, select Save (1 Selection)

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8. Verify that you have selected the right geography and select Next Step. In this field, you can also change the name and add a description.  

9. Turn the Available in all Workspaces switch on if you wish to use this area in all your workspaces. This is handy if you have an area that will be used frequently.

Canadian Workspaces                                             

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10. Click Create. You will receive a status message indicating that the area has been saved.

11. In the side panel, click My Data and then Areas. There you will be able to view the areas that have been created.

 

Create an Area from Multiple Geographies
Multiple geographies can also be combined to create one area. The areas you choose do not have to be contiguous, but ENVISION will still treat them as one single area. This example will combine several locations to create a non-standard geography.

1. In the side panel, click My Data and then Areas.

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2. Click Create New.

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3. Click Standard Geographies.mceclip2.png

4. Click Search Name or Code.mceclip3.png

5. Click the geographic level that you'd like to use. This example will combine Census Divisions/Counties.

6. Select the Province/State in which the Census Divisions/Counties are found. 

7. Select the Census Divisions/Counties that make up your non-standard geographic area.

Tip: You can also search for the name or code of the geography by typing it into the search box.

Canadian Workspaces
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8. In the ribbon at the top of the page, select Save (# Selections).

9. Verify that you have selected the right geography and select Next Step. In this field, you can also change the name of your area and add a description.  

Note: You can remove any extra areas by clicking the 'x' next to its name. To add another area, you would have to navigate back to the previous list.

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10. Click Next Step.

11. In the Area Name box, type a name for your new area.

12. In the Area Description box, type a description for your new area.

13. In the Tags box, add any tags to your area.

14. Turn the Available in all Workspaces switch on if you wish to use this area in all your workspaces.

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15. Click Create. You will receive a status message indicating that the area has been saved.

16. In the side panel, click My Data and then Areas. There you will be able to view the areas that have been created.

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