Release Notes January 10, 2022

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We welcome the New Year with a new and improved Polaris! This month’s release brings new functionalities and updates to our Mapping Centre, CanaCode Lifestyle Clusters, and to Pre-defined Market lists throughout Polaris. We optimized several Polaris modules, such as the Targeting and Manage My Favourites modules, to create a smoother and better user experience. We also introduced improvements such as search refin […]

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Release Notes November 5, 2021

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November’s release showcases several new convenient, useful features as well as multiple enhancements to continue improving the Polaris user experience. In the Targeting module, “Click to select” has replaced checkboxes on the View Target Project page, as well as the ability to keep previously selected variables after switching years in Targeting, along with further improvements. Additionally, several messages in Polaris […]

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Release Notes October 1, 2021

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The release this month introduces new features as well as several enhancements to streamline Polaris users’ experience! Paging buttons were introduced, as well as loading screens. We added the ability to select multiple items with two clicks, in several data tables throughout Polaris. Some pop-up messages were added to keep users informed of the processes of Polaris. We also introduced the ability to overwrite […]

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Release Notes August 10, 2021

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This month’s release brings new features and sitewide enhancements. Users can now use Layered Maps to save multiple map types at once, create markets using DA and Shape files, and customize pin/logo size for POI maps. Users can also share Thematic Maps and Layered Maps with team members on Polaris. Additionally, optimized search functions and new uploading features like progress bars make Polaris faster, more efficient […]

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Release Notes January 11, 2021

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This month’s release allows users to run Customer Profiling with Dissemination Areas (DAs), to import shapefiles into Polaris as Zone Files for Targeting, to hide Points of Interest (POIs) and POI Labels for individual points, to use a more sophisticated Gravity Model, and to download Customized Reports more quickly. We also enhanced the Feature Selection model and the User Interface. […]

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Release Notes June 29, 2020

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This month’s release includes many exciting updates for Polaris! We updated data/reports, added a new Food Spending Report (everything from amount spent on breakfasts purchased at table-service restaurants to spending on canned tuna), reorganized the structure of our Consumer Behaviour Report Categories, and recategorized our 4-digit NAICS Labour Force and NOC Occupation reports under Profession Patterns. We also made small aesthetics changes, fixed typos and other bugs […]

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Release Notes June 3, 2020

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If there was one word to summarize the highlights of this release, it would be “geography”. We added support for a more granular level of geography for Trade Areas and for Thematic Maps. We also added a new report, the “Geography Report”. Of course, in anticipation of a delayed patio season, we also squashed some bugs. We added support for the use of Dissemination Areas (DAs) as Trade Areas. DAs are much smaller than FSAs and a little larger than postal codes, as you can see […]

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