When you create a Territory layer in Maptitude, you need to pick a base geography layer to build the territories out of, such as ZIP Code or County. Sometimes, one layer does not cover all the territories you need to build. This often comes up when building territories in multiple countries, since in one country you might be building out of ZIP Codes, and in the other you may be using Postcode Areas. This obviously can’t be built out of the same layer, so you will need to create two layers and add them to the same map. In this article, we will go over the process of adding two territory layers to the same map. In our example, we will be building a ZIP Code territory layer in the US and a Postal Area layer in Canada. To replicate this exactly, you would need a country package for both US and Canada, but the steps can be altered slightly to create two territory layers in the same country, just on different layers. Step 1: Create the Territory Maps Separately First, we will need to create the territory maps separately for each layer:
- From the Home Window, click Change Country… and make sure you are using the USA Country Package.
- Choose New map of my territory data/table and click OK.
- Choose Interactively from area in a map and click Next>
- Make sure Geography Layer is 5 Digit Zip Code and click Next>
- Click Finish
- Build some territories out of the ZIP Codes using the Territory Manager.
- Once you are happy with the Territory Layer, go to File>Save Workspace As… and save the workspace as US Territories.wrkz in an appropriate folder.
- Go to File>Close Workspace.
- Go to File>New Workspace to open the Home Window.
- Click Change Country… and change to the Canada Country Package and click OK.
- Repeat Steps 2-6 but using the Postal Area layer from the Canada Package.
- Once you are happy with the second Territory Layer, go to File>Save Workspace As… and save the workspace as Canada Territories.wrkz in an appropriate folder.
- Go to File>Close Workspace.
Step 2: Combine the two territory layers into one map
- Open US Territories.wrkz
- Go to File>Save Workspace As.. and save as Combined Territories.wrkz. Now any edits we make will be saved to this new workspace, maintaining a copy of the US Territories as their own workspace.
- Go to File>Open Workspace… and choose CA Territories.wrkz
- Choose Add maps/windows from the new workspace to your current workspace and click OK.
- Click OK on the resulting message.
- Go to Map>Combine… and click OK.
- Close the windows containing the individual territory layers and go to File>Save Workspace.
Each time you open this workspace from now on, you will be asked which territory layer to make the Active Territory layer. Whichever you pick, you will be able to edit with the Territory manager, so use this if you wish to edit your territories. You may wish to rename your Territory Layers to distinguish between them. Right-click on a layer in the Display Manager and choose Rename