How to Use The Radius Proximity Tool

Maptive’s Distance Radius / Drive Time Polygon Tool allows you to draw a radius circle in miles or kilometers from any of your locations in order to quickly determine distances. 

To use the distance radius section of the tool, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click to open the map you want to edit from the list that appears in your account home screen. 

Step 2: Open Map Tools.

Step 3: Open the Distance Radius / Drive Time Polygon Tool.

Step 4: Pick your starting location. To do this, find an existing point on your map, click on it so that the map marker popup appears, then find and click the "Draw Radius" option. You'll see the address populate into the Starting Address box. 

Step 5: Choose your proximity distance and color from the tool window. 

Step 6: Click on "Add Proximity Radius" and you'll see it appear on your map:

Pro Tip: You can also customize the proximity radius info popup. Just click anywhere within the circle to view the popup, then click Customize Popup. Alternatively, you can customize the popup by clicking the Popup Settings OPEN button in in the tool window:

To export the locations within a radius circle, click anywhere within the circle and wait for the info popup to appear. Then click on the export locations option in the lower left-hand corner:

Adding Radius Circles to Individual Markers vs Groups

You can also apply radius circles to groups as opposed to individual markers. To add radius circles to groups, take the following steps:

Step 1: Switch from Individual Location to Group. 

Step 2: Make sure your group is activated in the Grouping Tool. If it is not activated, you will see the following message:

Step 3: Select your group and add your proximity radius.

Your new radius circles will appear for the locations within your group. 


To use the drive time polygon section of the tool, follow these steps:

Step 1: Switch to the Drive Time Polygon option.

Step 2: Add your starting location. 

Step 3: Add your travel time and customize your proximity color. 

Step 4: Click Add Drive Time Polygon.

You can also customize the proximity radius info popup. Just click anywhere within the circle to view the popup, then click Customize Popup. Alternatively, you can customize the popup by clicking the Popup Settings OPEN button in in the tool window:

To hide proximity labels, simply check the box in the Proximity Tool window:

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