Data Quality and Public Trust

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 ...

MileCharter for Maptitude v1.4 released

MileCharter for Maptitude v1.4 was released this morning. MileCharter is our popular batch mileage computation add-in for Maptitude, designed to calculate rectangular mileage tables and perform “find closest” type queries. v1.4 adds support for the new Caliper Maptitude 2016. See the MileCharter website for further information including a free 14 day trial.

MPCluster for Maptitude v2 released

v2 of MPCluster for Maptitude, our cluster analysis add-in for Caliper Maptitude, has just been released. v2 adds two license levels: Basic and Professional. Both licenses include the following updates: Hierarchical boundary polygons can now be concave – inline with the potentially concave nature of these clusters. Input data layers are limited to only those ...

Maptitude 2016 released 2

Caliper have just released the 2016 version of their popular Maptitude GIS product. Maptitude 2016 adds a number significant changes, especially to the areas of route finding and territories. Route Finding Maptitude 2014 and 2015 had a relatively poor Route Manager. This was particularly noticeable to users who had moved from Microsoft’s discontinued Streets & ...

Book Review: Map: Exploring the World

I was lucky enough to receive this book from Santa last month. Yes, it is a coffee table book, but with over 300 large format pages it will easily find a home in any map-lover’s collection. The book is an eclectic map collection. Each map is produced one per page with a text description beneath. ...

Hexagon Binning

A series of maps of MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses ) participants recently crossed my desk. These were produced by Anthony Robinson (paper: Exploring Class Discussions from a Massive Open Online Course in Cartography) and Carolyn Fish (blog: Making Maps of a MOOC). These highlight some interesting patterns in MOOC students, but I was particularly ...