Offset Points in Congested Areas

Idea created by cross1 on Aug 2, 2018
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    • cross1

    I work in commercial real estate, and frequently find myself mapping locations of competing and complementary retailers. Regardless of the symbols I use for the points, inevitably I find certain areas overwhelmed with dots (or squares or whatever). There should be a way to offset the point from the map while retaining a tether (for lack of a better word) to the actual geopoint. In locations of Main Street & Main Street, where there is a Starbucks and a Dunkin Donuts and a Krispy Kreme and a McDonalds and a Panera and a Brueggers Bagels and another Starbucks, this feature would be tremendously helpful. As it is now, I am forced to export my map to Photoshop, add the points back onto the map and draw the lines back to the central geopoint/intersection, effectively doubling the time it takes me to make a single map.