- We have just launched the official Winwaed Software Technology LLC Blog>. This currently includes articles from our earlier Natural Language Processing Musings and GeoWebGuru websites. We will post articles, news, and commentary that we think our customers will find interesting. Subjects will include geospatial processing (GIS), in addition to software engineering, cartography, and the Earth Sciences amongst other subjects.
- We have ported a number of our popular MapPoint products to Caliper®'s Maptitude® application. The latest is MPMileage for Maptitude. MPMileage batch computes point-to-point routes that are listed in a database. The results (route distance, travel time, and estimated cost) are written to the database. The Maptitude version also adds support for Maptitude data views and the wide range of road type speeds. For further information including a few 14 day trial, please see the MPMileage for Maptitude website.
- MPCluster has also been ported for Maptitude. MPCluster finds clusters in your geographic point data. The Maptitude version adds the Hierarchical Clustering algorithm in addition to the original K-Means algorithm; and can write the results directly to Maptitude data layers and/or joined data tables. For further information including a free 14 day trial, please see the MPCluster for Maptitude website.
- Our first product for Caliper Maptitude was MileCharter for Maptitude. This is a version of our popular MPMilecharter product specifically for Maptitude, and supports all of Maptitude's routing options. This includes the ability to set the road speeds for all of Maptitude's road types, and to Selection Sets for source & destination locations. For further information including a free 14 day trial, please see the MileCharter for Maptitude website.
- We have recently released a new product for MapPoint, MPExporter. MPExporter is an add-in for Microsoft MapPoint that exports all of your available map data to KML, HTML (Google Maps or Bing Maps), or SVG. The HTML options support sophisticated AJAX interative maps. In contrast, the SVG supports a very wide range of projections and coordinate systems, allowing the results to be used for high quality graphic design work. The latest version of MPExporter can also export user data directly into a Caliper Maptitude MAP file. Further information can be found on the MPExporter website.
Other Products and Projects
Our popular MPSuperShape shape manipulation add-in for Microsoft MapPoint can perform various shape operations such as simplify; change colors; and the calculation of calculate intersections, unions, and boundary shapes. It also supports the import and export of Microsoft MapPoint shapes in a number of industry-standard formats such as ESRI 'SHP' shape; MapInfo 'MIF'; and KML (Keyhole Markup Language / Google Earth) files. Where appropriate, these import/export options include full sort for different coordinate systems and projections. Further information can be found on the MPSuperShape website.
The MPMileage Mileage Computation Tool now handles street addresses locations and coordinate locations, in addition to pushpin locations. MPMileage batch-computes point-to-point route mileages and travel times, using Microsoft MapPoint. Unlike our popular MPMileCharter add-in which computes mileage tables, MPMileage calculates a list of routes specified in a database (ODBC or Microsoft Access), and is also capable of utilizing modern multi-core computers for faster processing. The latest version also adds new options to allow for scheduled "silent" unattended running. Further information can be found on the MPMileage website.
Our MPMileCharter Mileage Calculator for Microsoft MapPoint continues to be one of our most popular products. This add-in batch calculates route distances, travel times, and estimated costs for all routes between two groups of pushpins. The results are written to Microsoft Excel in the form of a mileage table. MPMileCharter is also capable of calculating routes for queries of the form "find the three closest sales offices to each of my customers, which are also within 30 minutes driving time". See the MPMileCharter website for further information.
MPRouteWriter is another Microsoft MapPoint add-in. MPRouteWriter can be used to export route waypoints and matching pushpins to Microsoft Excel or a text file. All pushpin data fields, distances, travel times, and rest stops can be written. MPRouteWriter also has a component called MPRouteReader which can be used to create a route from pushpins, sorting them in a pre-defined order. See the MPRouteWriter website for further information.
Our MPCluster add-in for Microsoft® MapPoint® performs cluster analysis of MapPoint datasets. MPCluster can find clusters (natural groups) of MapPoint pushpins and data areas (typically shaded areas). The results can be drawn as annotation on the MapPoint map, or listed in a Microsoft® Excel® workbook. Further information can be found on the MPCluster website.
Since 2008, we have been involved in field work for the University of Dallas' Ecological features of reforestation sites at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat, Costa Rica research project. We created the EcoMap Costa Rica website in support of the project; supervised the acquisition of field data and panoramic photos; and created the online interactive maps and a Silverlight panoramic photograph viewer/comparer. The site includes background information, student blogs, and student reports. The site's online interactive maps have been written up in a series of articles published at GeoWeb Guru, and use Microsoft Bing Maps, and UMN MapServer with OpenLayers.