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MobileScapes ENVISION

Analyze large volumes of mobile movement data, quickly


Now ENVISION users can analyze large volumes of mobile movement data using hand-drawn polygons, existing location files, or EA's new geofence library, home to thousands of proprietary geofences for commercial, institutional and recreational locations in Canada. Connect mobile movement data to EA's 30,000 data points to analyze changes and trends through the lens of various analytical databases such as PRIZM, DemoStats, WealthScapes and HouseholdSpend to inform recovery plans. ENVISION users can compare activity week-over-week or versus the same time last year for a deeper understanding of population movement patterns. Link analysis to dashboards and generate custom reports to share key insights easily. 




Generate results faster

 Analyze large volumes of mobile movement data quickly with EA’s new geofence library


120,000+ geofences

Growing daily, select from thousands of commercial, institutional and recreational locations with no geofence size limits

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Change and trend analysis

Compare activity week-over-week or versus the same time last year with easily accessible trend reports

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Analytics at the Speed of Change



  • Save time using EA's geofence library - 120,000+ polygons and growing daily
  • Data extracts normalized and weighted to Household Population 15+ 
  • Option to hand draw polygons or upload your own up to 5 million square feet
  • Geofence library polygons have no size limits
  • Easily set up weekly and/or monthly monitoring reports


For MobileScapes release notes and more information about ENVISION, visit our community site.


All-New ENVISION Geofence Library

We've built the most complete and accurate geofence library in Canada. Access thousands of new proprietary geofences for Canadian commercial, institutional and recreational locations across retail and retail shopping centres, grocery, drugstore, mass merchandisers, malls, green spaces, automotive dealerships, hospitals, golf courses, gyms, cannabis retailers, banks, credit unions, coffee shops, quick service (QSR) and family sit down restaurants.

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MobileScapes ENVISION FAQs

  • ENVISION is a powerful cloud-based consumer insight and market intelligence platform. Easily combine your data with EA’s databases to create workflows and mapping to generate a deeper understanding of your consumers, prospects and trade areas, anywhere in North America.

    Learn more about ENVISION here.

  • Mobile movement data are anonymized and permission-based data collected from location-enabled apps on mobile devices. The main sources of data are opt-in location-enabled applications on mobile devices and ad exchange platforms.  At its most basic level, raw mobile movement data provides a unique and persistent, yet anonymous, device ID, along with a date, time and latitude/ longitude coordinates for each observation. We then take steps to ensure privacy, such as summarizing the data to periods of time. All observed latitude and longitude coordinates are moved to the nearest 6-digit postal code to ensure anonymity.

    Researchers can then observe devices within a defined area such as a store, public square or roadway for a given date and time range. Common evening location (CEL) and common daytime location (CDL) are inferred according to where these devices are most frequently observed during the day and at night. When analyzed correctly, mobile movement data can help you understand who’s visiting your locations, where your customers are coming from, how often they return and where else they might be going.

  • The data are updated weekly. Monitoring reports within ENVISION are available to compare activity week-over-week or year-over-year.

  • ENVISION is a powerful platform that makes the process of connecting, analyzing and reporting data fast and easy.

    Users can link mobile movement data to EA’s 30,000 data points including demographic, lifestyle, social values and spending information from the PRIZM segmentation system to develop detailed profiles of consumers in any trade area or location whether you have customer data or not.

  • Yes. Our MobileScapes Plus product enables access to mobile movement data or configured extracts via API or as flat files for use in your business intelligence tools. This also allows you to monitor activity weekly or monthly.

    Get in touch for more information.

  • A geofence is a polygon definition representing the footprint of a location (retail store, park, entertainment venue, etc.) that captures patrons that are most likely to visit that location. Geofences are used to isolate mobile device pings that fall within them so that spatial analysis can be done.

  • EA has undertaken a large-scale effort to build a vast layer of polygons representing Canadian commercial, institutional and recreational locations. As of late January 2022, there were over 100,000 geofences available for multiple categories including grocery, drug, mass merchandise, greenspaces, leisure facilities, banks/credit unions, auto dealerships, restaurants and retailers.

    EA’s geofence library includes polygons that can be used as geofences for destination-based mobile movement extracts both within ENVISION and for project deliverables.

    Read more about EA’s geofence library here.

  • A polygon is a spatial feature type or geographic area created for the purposes of spatial analysis. Polygons include standard census and postal geographies. Custom polygons can also be created for trade areas, study areas and geofences.

  • Yes. Our mobile movement data are collected only if the individual provides consent or permission. Consumers can easily change their level of location sharing overall or for individual mobile apps via their privacy settings on their mobile devices. Depending on the individual app settings, device holders can decide if a particular app should share their location while in use or block that permission outright. We actively participate in industry and association conversations in these areas, creating policies that protect individuals and allow for the responsible use of data.

    To learn more about our privacy efforts, read our privacy policy.

More ways to access mobile movement data

MobileScapes is the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date mobile movement database available for marketing and business applications. Choose from three easily accessible configurations to suit your various business needs: MobileScapes Out & About, MobileScapes ENVISION and MobileScapes Plus.


Mobile Analytics

Powerful insights come from understanding the movement patterns of a population. Find out what makes MobileScapes the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date mobile movement database in Canada.

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MobileScapes Out & About

Discover who is starting to leave home as the economy re-opens, where they are going and at what time of day. Inform recovery plans using weekly monitoring reports to compare out-and-about activity week-over-week or versus the same time last year.

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MobileScapes Plus

Access standard and customized mobile movement data extracts, including weekly reports, via API or as flat files. Choose weighted or unweighted data options and leverage EA's new geofence library.

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