OGC approves GeoSciML for Geological Data

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have just approved the GeoSciML v4.1 proposal as an OGC standard. GeoSciML is based on GML/XML and can store information about observations & measurements, borehole data, metadata for lab analysis, geological time, and structural data. There are three standard levels: lite (for simple applications); basic (for basic data exchange); and ...

Free mileage charts of the World

Our Mileage-Charts.com website has free mileage charts for cities in every country and every continent except Antarctica. Mileage charts are also provided for regions and provinces (e.g. US states and UK ‘countries’) and list distance and travel time in Excel (XLSX) workbooks. These mileage charts are computed from OpenStreetMaps data and are typically updated about ...

Back&Forward Utility, and Drive Speed Add-in for MapPoint, to be withdrawn

On Friday (17th March) I will be withdrawing the downloads for the “Back and Forward Utility” and the Drive Speed Add-in. These were both add-ins for Microsoft MapPoint which Microsoft have now withdrawn. The Back and Forward Utility fixed a problem in MapPoint 2009 that meant users could not “back-up” through a series of views. ...

MileCharter for Maptitude v1.5 Released

MileCharter for Maptitude v1.5 has just been released. This fixes a couple of cosmetic issues including a progress form “flash” seen with Caliper Maptitude 2017. This is a free upgrade for existing users of MileCharter for Maptitude. Further details and a free 14 day trial can be found at: http://www.milecharter.com. We also have an update ...

New Book: “Artificial Intelligence with Python” by Prateek Joshi

Packt Publishing have just published “Artificial Intelligence with Python” by Prateek Joshi. I was the technical editor. The book serves as a good introduction to a wide range of AI techniques and Python libraries. Due to this breadth of coverage, there isn’t the space for really in-depth discussion of individual techniques, but the book should ...

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 ...

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 ...