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Business and facilities search

Available with Business Analyst license.

Business and facilities search provides search options for business names, facilities or types. For example, you can search for pizza or use the name of pizza restaurants. You can search by a business name or expand your search using NAICS and SIC codes. Search results are shown on the map with options for setting the style, symbol and color.

Note:

Business and facilities search is not available for all countries.

Search

Search allows you to search for a business or facility. For example, you can type coffee shop or the name of a coffee shop chain, and the search results appear on the map. You can filter the results, select an icon, save it to a map and export to Excel.

  1. Enter the business or facility name or business type in the text box.
    Enter business/facility name or type

    For more search options, click Show more options to access the following.

    • To change the search extent, use the Search Extent drop-down menu to make changes and narrow your search results within a site. Sites that are open on the map will appear in the drop-down menu. The default is Current Map Extent.
      Search Extent drop-down menu
    • To narrow your search by keywords, click the check boxes to search by exact match or company name only.
      Keywords check box
    • To search by NAICS code, type the code in the NAICS Code text box. You can use the NAICS code directory to find the code. Click the link to open the directory web page to find the code.

      Enter the NAICS code
      Note:

      When using multiple NAICS codes, separate them with a comma.

    • To search by SIC code, type the code in the SIC Code text box. You can use the SIC code directory to find the code.

      Enter the SIC code
      Note:

      When using multiple SIC codes, separate them with a comma.

    • To select the search limit, use the Search Limit drop-down menu to select the number of results listed. The maximum is 5,000 results.
      Search limit drop-down menu
  2. Click Go.
    Go button

    The Search Results dialog box appears.

  3. You can refine your results with keywords or change the search extent.

    To refine the search results by keyword, type the keyword in the By keywords text box.

    Enter a keyword to search

    To change the search extent, use the drop-down menu to make changes. Sites that are open on the map will appear in the drop-down menu. The default is Current Map View.

    Select search area

    This updates the search results on the right.

    You can also uncheck the search results individually by unchecking the check box next to the search result.

    To export the search results to Excel, click Export to Excel.

    Export to Excel
    Note:

    When exporting, the street number is removed.

  4. Once you've refined your results, click Next.
  5. You can choose a style for this layer. You can choose from
    • Location (Single Symbol) — Showing data on a map with a single symbol shows the distribution and may reveal patterns. For example, mapping of list of restaurant locations, you would likely see the restaurants together in a business district.

      To choose a symbol, click the arrow to access the drop-down menu. You can select from available symbols or import your own custom symbol. Change the symbol size with the size slider.

      Choose a symbol for the layer

      Note:

      Symbols in GIF, PNG, and JPG file formats can be uploaded with a limit of 1 MB. The recommended size of the image is 120 x 120 pixels or less.

    • Type (Unique Symbols) — Use unique symbols to show different kinds of things rather than counts of numerical measurements. For example, you can use different colors to represent restaurant cuisine types. Ideally, your layer would show fewer than 10 categories; more categories than that become hard to distinguish by color alone. As a default, if your data has more than 10 categories, the 10 most common will be shown and the remaining ones will be grouped together into an Others category. Others appear in the legend.

      Click Options to choose the style for the symbols and set the color ramp, change the attribute or edit the symbols individually. Changes appear in the legend.

    • Counts and Amounts (Color) — If you have numeric data, you can distinguish features based on a color gradient. There are different kinds of color gradients that you can use, for example, a simple light-to-dark color scheme can show low-to-high data values for age or income.

      Click Options to choose the style for the symbols, change the attribute and adjust the graph. Click Classify data to adjust the method and breaks. Changes appear in the legend.

    • Counts and Amounts (Size) — This uses an orderable sequence of different sizes to represent your numerical data or ranked categories. These proportional symbol maps use an intuitive logic that larger symbols equate to larger numbers. You can adjust the size of the symbols for clarification. For example, you could use graduated symbols to show sales or number of employees.

      Click Options to choose the style for the symbols, change the attribute and adjust the graph and clusters. Click Classify data to adjust the method and breaks. Changes appear in the legend.

    • Heat Map — Heat maps can be used when mapping the location of point features. These are useful when many of the points on the map are close together and aren't easily distinguished. Heat maps use the points in the layer to calculate and display the relative density of points on the map as smoothly varying sets of colors ranging from cool (low density of points) to hot (many points). It is best to avoid heat maps if you have only a few point features; instead, map the actual points.

      Click Options to change the color bar. You can also move the Area of Influence slider to adjust the clusters. Changes appear in the legend.

      Using the Select tool, you can select heat map polygons to create reports or select underlying point data to create rings, drive time or walk time.

  6. In the Enter a name for this layer dialog box, enter the name for the layer.
    Type a layer name
  7. Click Continue without saving if you don't want to save the layer.
  8. Click Save to save your layer. The saved layer can be accessed in My Content.

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