When you collect address information about a person in Broadstripes, the data can be used for searches or printed on reports. Those records also provide Broadstripes with all the information it needs to drive its maps feature – a powerful visual tool that lets you see each of your project’s contacts pinpointed by location on a map.
Broadstripes maps allow you to view groups of people filtered in a range of ways:
- according to search criteria
- within a user-defined boundary (called a “shape“)
- by simply zooming in on any region of the map
- you can even combine these features – for instance, you can zoom in on a certain voting district that you’re targeting for legislative change, then run a search for contacts with supportive assessments to see how many supporters you have there.
Learn more about maps:
- How maps work – see your people and learn about getting around the main maps features
- Working with shapes – learn how to define and view areas of the map for analysis or to cut turf (including how to Make a shape and Edit a shape)
- Get driving directions – let Broadstripes generate your house visit lists with street maps and simple turn-by-turn instructions