Maptitude 2016 comes with new territory tools

February 17, 2016  - By 0 Comments

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Maptitude 2016, a major release of Caliper Corporation’s GIS and mapping software, is available now. The 2016 version provides the most up-to-date and accurate data available.

Businesses require robust territory creation tools that excel in both the handling of data tables and in the visual manipulation and representation of service areas. Maptitude 2016 was designed to exceed these requirements and provides an intuitive Territory Wizard and a sophisticated Territory Manager with complete undo and redo support.

Maptitude also has filled the space vacated by Microsoft MapPoint. It ships with the latest maps, data and demographics. With enhanced versions of the features that Microsoft MapPoint users are familiar with, Maptitude retains the ease-of-use of the MapPoint tools while providing increased functionality.

The new and improved tools include:

  • Territory management and import
  • Route/directions management
  • A hover label tool
  • A circle/radius drawing tool and a line drawing tool, each auto-labeled with distance
  • Support for metropolitan areas and 3-digit ZIP Code areas
  • MapPoint, Streets & Trips, and AutoRoute file format support

New U.S. data sets provide access to the most up-to-date geographic information available. Maptitude now includes fourth quarter 2015 map content that allows for accurate address locating and street visualization, as well as robust data on which to calculate shortest paths, drive-time rings, and drive-time territories.

Accurate, comprehensive, average traffic speed data are now included. Speed improvements provide faster access to maps, routes, drive-time rings, and geographic analysis.

Maptitude 2016 provides significant speedups in map display with faster drawing of styles, filters, layers, and labels.

The Drive Time Rings Toolbox improves the user’s ability to create the accurate drive-time travel analyses, with the following enhancements to the tool:

  • Updated shortest path calculations
  • Improved speed and efficiency while using less memory
  • Redesigned interface with cumulative bands, separate origins, and driving speed adjustments

The latest demographics

The U.S. Census boundaries (Tracts, Counties, MCDs, MSAs, States) and the 3- and 5-digit ZIP code areas that come with Maptitude contain some or all of several demographic profiles from a variety of data providers. These sources include the 2010 Census and the 2014 ACS Census to name a few.

These data are available for the USA, Puerto Rico, and the Territories. The ZIP Code, Tract, County, and State layers also include updated buying power (disposable income) figures. Tracts also list updated banking compliance FFIEC data for 2015. The Map Librarian makes it easy to access a series of pre-defined thematic and shaded maps of these data.

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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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