Accessing a COM Server from R

Microsoft have recently added support for R to their Visual Studio 2015 development environment. R is a programming language for statistical and graphical programming that is widely used by statisticians and data miners. To use R with Visual Studio, you need to download and install R Tools for Visual Studio and Microsoft R Open. These ...

MPExporter.com is now Responsive

The MPExporter.com website has now been convert to a responsive theme that matches Mileage-Charts.com . Let me know if you see any issues. MPExporter is our add-in for Microsoft MapPoint that lets you export your data to a range of different formats including SVG, web pages, SHP files, and Maptitude maps.

New Product: Pre-computed US Zipcode Mileage Charts

Update Monday 8th August 2016: The pan-US chart has been added to this product. We have just released our first commercial product on the Mileage-Charts.com website. This product consists of mileage charts of driving distance and travel time between US zipcodes. This is supplied as two archives. The first contains an Excel workbook for each ...

Effective Python Penetration Testing published

I was a technical reviewer/editor for Effective Python Penetration Testing by Rejah Rehim which has just been published by Packt Publishing. This book covers a range of security and analysis techniques and tools, including the automation of penetration testing – all using Python.  

Caliper release free US Health Data

Caliper have just released a data pack of US healthcare providers as a free download for Maptitude and TransCAD. This data pack includes hospitals, health clinics, physicians, other providers (pharmacists, nurses, optometrists, etc), and other features (pharmacies, dental practices, etc). Further information and the download can be found here. The data packs are in the ...

Data Quality and Public Trust 1

I recently published a series of Maptitude maps of earthquakes. A couple of these mapped recent Oklahoma earthquakes against saltwater disposal wells. Much of the public commentary has blamed these earthquakes on hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) by the oil industry. However the earthquakes do not correlate with the fracking in either time or space. Instead ...

New theme for Mileage-Charts.com, and an office move

The responsive theme used for our Mileage-Charts.com website has been updated with something that is much more pleasing on the eyes than the earlier “yellow” theme. The plan is to roll this theme out to all of our commercial sites over the coming months. Let me know what you think. As a reminder, Mileage-Charts.com has ...

MPMileage for Maptitude v1.4 has just been released

MPMileage for Maptitude v1.4 has just been released MPMileage is our popular batch mileage computation add-in for Maptitude, designed to calculate a list of point-to-point route distances and travel times, writing the results back to the input database. v1.4 adds improved support for Maptitude Data Views, including support for Maptitude-style “integer millionths of a degree” ...

Mileage-Charts.com Relaunched

We have just relaunched the Mileage-Charts.com website. Charts have been calculated for all continents except Antarctica, at the continent, country, and first level administrative area (e.g. US states, Canadian provinces, and UK countries). The manual single-route calculator is also now operational. All of the mileage charts are now one ‘set’, making them easier to search ...

MPMileage for Maptitude v1.3 released

MPMileage for Maptitude v1.3 has just been released MPMileage is our popular batch mileage computation add-in for Maptitude, designed to calculate a list of point-to-point route distances and travel times, writing the results back to the input database. v1.3 adds support for the new Caliper Maptitude 2016. See the MPMileage website for further information including ...