Geographic Information Systems

Our Frontline Strategic Projects division provides expert geomapping services and unique software (supplied by Prime Thought*), which adds spatial functionality and intelligence within the MS Excel environment.

This geomapping software enables businesses to visualise, analyse and share spreadsheet data, across multiple business functions such as sales, logistics, marketing and finance.

Up to date, relevant African datasets, location geocoding and advanced routing solutions also form part of the GeoMapping Intelligence product suite.

This division combines the strengths of more than 20 years of market research experience and specialist Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff with access to a broad range of GIS databases and specialist technology.

Geomapping with SpatialXL

SpatialXL is an add-in to Microsoft Excel 2007 and above, which gives Excel full mapping and graphics capability.  It allows users to quickly and easily create, analyse and share their own maps, within the familiar Excel environment.  

SpatialXL directly links your maps to your Excel data and maps will update immediately as data is added, changed, filtered or updated in excel. it is very user friendly and includes basic and advanced spatial tools for both the novice and professional user.

With SpatialXL you can:

  • Quickly add data from a number of different sources to a map inside Excel
  • Easily display, navigate, measure, colour, query, search and export maps
  • Directly link Excel spread sheets and maps. Select features on the map and highlight in spreadsheet, and vice versa
  • Instantly update maps as data is added, changed and filtered in the spreadsheet
  • Choose from many advanced (but easy to use) Spatial Analysis tools such as Heat Mapping, Classification, Aggregation, Buffering and Clustering
  • Create and distribute hard copy maps for reports, emails and presentations

RouteXL

RouteXL is an add-in to our SpatialXL product that allows you to do drive time and distance calculations within the familiar Excel environment.  The latest TomTom Routable Map Datasets are used for all routing calculations.

With RouteXL you can:

  • Quickly calculate drive times or distances between individual and multiple map locations such as customers and depots
  • Create optimized (sequenced) routes for operational planning and resource allocation
  • Run bulk calculation of routes between points and central locations,by shortest drive time
  • Calculate the number of trips, sequencing, delay times, travel times and distances to create optimized routes and improve efficiency and productivity
  • Create drive time/distance polygons for point classification, market segmentation or outlet planning
  • Perform matrix routing calculations between millions of pairs of points for logistic calculations or for input into logistics systems
  • Seamlessly integrate with Spatial XL allowing the export of routes and polygons to MS Excel shape files and any other GIS formats

Geographic Information Systems

Our Frontline Strategic Projects division provides expert mapping services and unique software (supplied by Prime Thought*), which adds spatial functionality and intelligence within the MS Excel environment.

This software enables businesses to visualise, analyse and share spreadsheet data, across multiple business functions such as sales, logistics, marketing and finance.

Up to date, relevant African datasets, location geocoding and advanced routing solutions also form part of the GeoMapping Intelligence product suite.

This division combines the strengths of more than 20 years of market research experience and specialist Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff with access to a broad range of GIS databases and specialist technology.

SpatialXL

SpatialXL is an add-in to Microsoft Excel 2007 and above, which gives Excel full mapping and graphics capability.  It allows users to quickly and easily create, analyse and share their own maps, within the familiar Excel environment.  

SpatialXL directly links your maps to your Excel data and maps will update immediately as data is added, changed, filtered or updated in excel. it is very user friendly and includes basic and advanced spatial tools for both the novice and professional user.

With SpatialXL you can:

  • Quickly add data from a number of different sources to a map inside Excel
  • Easily display, navigate, measure, colour, query, search and export maps
  • Directly link Excel spread sheets and maps. Select features on the map and highlight in spreadsheet, and vice versa
  • Instantly update maps as data is added, changed and filtered in the spreadsheet
  • Choose from many advanced (but easy to use) Spatial Analysis tools such as Heat Mapping, Classification, Aggregation, Buffering and Clustering
  • Create and distribute hard copy maps for reports, emails and presentations

RouteXL

RouteXL is an add-in to our SpatialXL product that allows you to do drive time and distance calculations within the familiar Excel environment.  The latest TomTom Routable Map Datasets are used for all routing calculations.

With RouteXL you can:

  • Quickly calculate drive times or distances between individual and multiple map locations such as customers and depots
  • Create optimized (sequenced) routes for operational planning and resource allocation
  • Run bulk calculation of routes between points and central locations,by shortest drive time
  • Calculate the number of trips, sequencing, delay times, travel times and distances to create optimized routes and improve efficiency and productivity
  • Create drive time/distance polygons for point classification, market segmentation or outlet planning
  • Perform matrix routing calculations between millions of pairs of points for logistic calculations or for input into logistics systems
  • Seamlessly integrate with Spatial XL allowing the export of routes and polygons to MS Excel shape files and any other GIS formats