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 ...

Merry Christmas and a $5 Packt book deal

First, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our customers and readers!   Packt have just informed me that they have a special end of year offer where all of their online videos and e-books are reduced to US$5 each. This includes Michael Diener’s recently published Python Geospatial Analysis Cookbook , that I was ...

OSRM’s Lua Scripts 1

OSRM (Open Source Routing Machine) is an open source high performance routing engine for road network routing. Typically OSRM is used as a web server using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, and is capable of calculating hundreds of routes a second. OSRM gets its speed by pre-processing the road network using Contraction Hierarchies, allowing very fast ‘short ...

New Book Published: Mastering Python Forensics

I was a technical editor for Packt Publishing’s latest book, Mastering Python Forensics by Dr Michael Spreitzenbarth and Dr Johann Uhrmann, which was published last week. Mastering Python Forensics covers Windows, Linux, virtualization, mobile Android and Apple IOS), and memory forensics using Python.  

MPCluster for Maptitude v1.2 ready for testing

Our cluster analysis add-in for Caliper Maptitude, MPCluster for Maptitude has a new version ready for testing. Two significant new features have been added. First, it is now possible to define ‘fixed’ cluster centers for the K-Means algorithm. For example, you might be using MPCluster to determine the ideal locations for new warehouses, but already ...