MissionInsite Toolbar

Here's a description of each option on the MissionInsite toolbar.

Toolbar Options

OptionAllows you to...
Selection InformationClick to display or hide the Selection Information window.

Hiding the selection window displays a larger map.

Select from Active OverlayClick to select single or multiple geographies from the active overlay. You can also display latitude and longitude.
Zoom InClick to zoom in on the map.
Zoom OutClick to zoom out of the map.
Change Pitch/BearingClick to change the map view's pitch and view it from different angles. Hold your left mouse button down, then move your mouse.
Turn on 3d MapClick to display a 3d map.

To return to the original display, click

Change Pitch/Bearing.
Reset ZoomClick to reset the zoom and position the map in the center of the window.
Draw New Shape and QueryClick to draw a shape on the map.

After drawing a shape, you can save it or generate demographics reports.

Clear MapClick to clear the map.

You can clear the entire map, or you can clear shapes, plots, markers, and thematic/opportunity scans.

Undo Add/Remove/Change DrawingClick to undo your last drawing/shape.
Redo Add/Remove/Change DrawingClick to redo your last drawing/shape.
Toggle Full ScreenClick to expand the map to full-screen display. The Toolbar displays so you can continue working.

To return to the smaller display, click

Toggle Full Screen or press ESC.
Export Map ImageClick to export the map image as a .PNG or PDF file. This is helpful if you need a map image for a presentation.
Save MapClick to save the current map and any drawings, plots, or points. Or, you can load a saved map.
HelpClick to view MissionInsite help documents and videos.
What's NewClick to read about the latest MissionInsite enhancements.

Draw a Shape

In the Shapes area, you can draw basic shapes such as a polygon, rectangle, circle, or freehand shape.

Once you draw a shape, it displays on your map. You can draw multiple shapes, and you can drag and drop your shapes to move them around your map.

Note: You can draw a radius or shape on the map at any time. On the Toolbar, click Draw New Shape and Query or Draw new shape and query.

To learn more, watch this video.

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click Shapes.
  2. On the Control Center, under Drawing Settings, select Basic.
  3. Select the shape you want to draw. The default option is a polygon.
  4. On the map, place your cursor where you want to start drawing.
  5. Click the mouse, then drag your cursor to form a line.
  6. To draw the next two sides of your shape, drag your cursor, then click. This forms a triangle.
  7. To refine your shape's boundaries, continue dragging your cursor, then clicking to release it. When you finish drawing your shape, double-click your mouse.
After drawing shapes, you can generate reports based on your shapes or download a list of churches within those shapes.

You can also save your shape to use later or for others within your organization.

Draw a Radius

In the Shapes area, you can draw a radius from an address, current location, or a selected point on the map.

When drawing your radius, you can enter a numerical distance and select units such as miles or kilometers.

You can generate reports based on your radius' area or download a list of churches or other landmarks within that radius. You can also save your radius for future user and share it with others in your agency.
Tip: You can draw a radius or shape on the map at any time. On the Toolbar, click Draw New Shape and Query or Draw new shape and query.
Tip: You can draw a radius or shape on the map at any time. On the Toolbar, click Draw New Shape and Query or Draw new shape and query.

To learn more, watch this video.

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click Shapes.
  2. On the Control Center, under Drawing Settings, select Radius.
  3. In the Radius From drop-down list, select Address, Current Location, or A Point I Select on the Map.
  4. In the Radius field, enter the numerical value of your radius. For example, if you want to measure a 2.5 mile radius from your church's address, enter 2.5.
  5. In the Radius Units drop-down list, select your radius units, such as miles or kilometers.
  6. If your radius is based on an address, enter it in the Address field. If your radius is based on a selected point, click on the map to set the center marker.
  7. Click Draw.
After drawing a radius, it displays on your map and under Current Shapes.

Draw a Travel Polygon

Travel polygons map out the travel distance in minutes from a set point on your map.

You can draw a polygon that estimates driving, walking, or bicycling times for up to four distances from a set point, such as your church's physical building.

Travel polygons are a great way to see demographics within a certain drive time of your church, so you can effectively minister to those communities.

To learn more, watch this video.

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click Shapes.
  2. In the Control Center, expand Travel Polygons.
  3. Select Driving, Walking, or Bicycling.
  4. Under Starting Location, enter your starting point. This can be your church's address, your current location, or a set point on the map.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Under Time Contours, enter the time in minutes you want to represent within your polygon. You can define up to four time contours, each with a different color and for up to 60 minutes. For example, you could define a 10, 15, 20, and 30 minute drive time from your church.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Under Done, your travel polygon's travel time estimates display. Select your polygon's Resolution.
  9. Click Draw.
Your travel polygon displays on the map, and each travel time segment displays under Selection Information and Selections and Drawings.

You can zoom in or out on the map, change the map type, view layers, plot people, or build predefined or demographics reports based on your travel polygon.