Territory Boundaries (Maps)

NW Scheduler can be used to quickly and easily draw congregation territory boundaries.

These boundaries can be assigned different colors and are used when printing Territory Cards or displaying territories on the NW Publisher app.

NW Scheduler Territories Territory Boundary New World Scheduler

Master Map

The Master Map shows an overview of all your territories that have territory boundary.

When a territory is selected, the Master Map will also show all Territory Addresses with coordinates inside that territory.

  • To Pan the Master Map, left-click and drag.
  • To Zoom the Master Map, use the mouse scroll-wheel.
  • To Search the Master Map, click Find Address.

Map Provider

The physical Map Data (e.g. houses, streets) comes from the Map Provider. We currently provide mapping data from the following sources:

  • ThinkGeo
  • ThinkGeo Dark
  • OpenStreetMaps
  • Bing Maps
  • Bing Maps Dark
  • Bing Maps Satellite

You can change the map provider in Territory Settings and select the provider that provides the most detail for your area.

The level of detail shown on the maps depends on the provider and the location. There is nothing we can do about this. We do not control map data.

Regardless of map provider or map detail, you can add Territory Addresses to all maps. Simply right-click any location to add an Address at that location. This will show a House, Apartment or Business icon at that location and be visible on the map.

Google Maps have by far the most detail, but is very, very expensive. We cannot add Google Maps at this time. We are investigating adding more map providers in the future.

  • Note: It is not possible to change Map Providers on the NW Publisher app. We are hoping to add this feature in the future.

Adjust Master Map size

The two blue bars on either side of the Master Map can be used to adjust the size of the Master Map, and the left and right columns.

These sizes have limits. If you adjust too far, the will snap back to the original position.

The positions will be remembered for next time.

Close the Master Map

The Master Map can be closed or minimised by clicking the Minimize button (bottom-left corner of Master Map)

Territory Boundaries

You can draw the Territory Boundaries for each Territory in your congregation. This is displayed on the Master Map, and can be printed on the Territory Cards or shown on the NW Publisher app.

Alternately, you can Import Territory Boundaries from either Territory Helper or Google KML.

Add Territory Boundary

  1. Click Territories
  2. Select a territory
  3. Pan (by click and drag), scroll (using the mouse scroll wheel) or search (using the Find Address box) the map to find the area where you want to draw your boundary.
  4. Click the Add or Edit Territory Boundary button (top-right circle button)
    • Left click to draw the territory boundary
    • Double-click to finish creating the territory boundary

Edit Territory Boundary

  1. Click Territories
  2. Select a territory that already has a boundary
  3. Click the Add or Edit Territory Boundary button (top-right circle button)
    • Left-click to drag any existing point to a new position.
    • Double-click an existing point to delete that point.
    • Left-click the middle of a line to add a new point.
  4. Click the Add or Edit Territory Boundary button again to finish editing

Delete Territory Boundary

  1. Click Territories
  2. Select a territory that already has a boundary
  3. Click the Delete Territory Boundary button (top-right circle button)

Data Size

The bottom-right corner will display the total Data Size for this territory. The Data Size is made up from all the Territory Information as well as the Territory Boundary.

Addresses, Assignments or Map view screenshots do not affect the data size.

If the Data Size for the selected territory is greater than 3000 bytes, a red Warning will be shown. The most common causes of large data is:

  1. Too many Territory Notes. Please keep notes brief.
  2. Too many Territory Boundary points. Please keep territory boundaries simple and don’t add too many points.
  3. Very long Territory Links

As there is a limit of how much data can be sent to the NW Publisher app, if you have too many large territories Assigned at once, you may receive errors when sending app data.

  • Example: 50 Assigned Territories that average 2500 bytes will be fine, but 100 Assigned Territories that average 5000 bytes may cause problems.

Example Boundary

NW Scheduler Territories Territory Boundary Points Too Many New World Scheduler

Territory Labels

Territory Labels are text that can be typed on the map. They could be used for Block Number or any other text you require.

They will display both on the printed Territory Card and NW Publisher app.

Add Territory Label

  1. Click Territories
  2. Select a territory
  3. Ensure the territory already has a Boundary
  4. Click the Add/Remove Territory Labels button (top-right circle buttons)
  5. Right-click at the location you wish to draw a label
  6. Enter the label text
  7. Press OK
  8. Click the Add/Remove Territory Labels button again

Remove Territory Label

  1. Click Territories
  2. Select a territory
  3. Click the Add/Remove Territory Labels button (top-right circle buttons)
  4. Left-click any label to remove
  5. Click the Add/Remove Territory Labels button again

Common Questions and Problems

By default, the Master Map will show an overview of all your Territories with a Boundary.

If none of your territories have Boundary, the Master Map will show your Kingdom Hall Location.

If any of your Territory Boundaries are too far away or contain errors, the Master Map does not know where to show, and may show a strange location. Double-check all your Territory Boundaries.

Or, if you have not correctly entered your Country and Kingdom Hall address, the Master Map may also show a strange location.

We currently provide mapping data from 3 different map providers:

  1. ThinkGeo
  2. OpenStreetMaps
  3. Bing Maps

You can change the map provider in Territory Settings and select the provider that provides the most detail for your area.

The level of detail shown on the maps depends on the provider and the location. There is nothing we can do about this. We do not control map data.

Regardless of map provider or map detail, you can add Territory Address to all maps. Simply right-click any location to add an Address at that location. This will show a House, Apartment or Business icon at that location and be visible on the map.

Google Maps have by far the most detail, but is very, very expensive. We cannot add Google Maps at this time.

We are investigating adding more map providers in the future.

Individual, Congregation Bronze and Congregation Silver still include the Territory and Territory assignments functions that they previously had. 

The new advanced Territory features released in NW Scheduler 7.0, such as territory mapping and boundaries, adding addresses, letter writing and phone witnessing maps, require a Congregation Gold registration. You can draw 10 Territory boundaries and add some addresses to evaluate  these features before deciding whether to upgrade.

Please see the Register page of our website or Me > Registration > View all Features for more information.

Sorry, it is not possible to change Map Providers on the NW Publisher app. We are hoping to add this feature in the future.

Sorry, this is not currently possible. However, we plan to add this in the next update.

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