MileCharter for Maptitude v1.9

We have just released v1.9 of MileCharter for Maptitude. MileCharter for Maptitude is a Maptitude add-in that batch calculates mileage tables between two groups of points. The Professional License can also limit the results to queries along the lines of “only report the three closest destinations that are within 30 minutes drive time of each ...

How to Show the Latest WordPress Posts in an External Page

We have recently re-organized the Winwaed.com homepage, and needed a widget to show the titles of the latest blog posts. In common with many WordPress installations, the website consists of static pages and a separate WordPress installation. The widget needed to work in a PHP page external to the WordPress installation, but access the WordPress ...

Microsoft Authenticode and the Micro-ISV

This report was originally written in spring 2006 for a post-graduate Information Assurance class with the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas. It was originally published elsewhere on this site but has been moved here due to a website re-organisation. The report analyses Microsoft’s Authenticode from the point of view of the ...

MileCharter for Mobile enters Beta Testing

MileCharter for Mobile enters Beta Testing
The Android version of our popular MileCharter product is now available for public beta testing. As a mobile version, this is intended to be used in the field. For example, you can use it to find the closest customers with current driving conditions to your current location, or to find the optimum route through multiple ...

Excel Power Map 1

(this was originally published in the old MapPoint section of the Mapping-Tools.com HowTo pages) The Microsoft Excel Power Map is a new mapping extension for Excel 2013 and Office 365, and is a part of the Excel PowerBI (“Power Business Intelligence”) extensions. These have now been released as a part of the Excel 2013 Service ...

Converting a COM IPicture into a .NET Image 3

This article was originally published on the Mapping-Tools Howto pages for programming MapPoint. Although it was originally written with MapPoint in mind, it is useful in a wider context where a .NET application is trying to use a COM image (IPicture). Hence it has been retained and moved here. A program can create MapPoint images ...

The Windows 7 Location API

This article was originally included in the MapPoint Programming section of the Mapping-Tools.com HowTo pages. The MapPoint programming pages are being removed, but this page does not directly refer to MapPoint and remains relevant. The Location & Sensors API remains available, but Windows 10 also introduced a new Windows.Devices.GeoLocation API. Probably one of the most ...

Beware of Choropleth Maps!

Beware of Choropleth Maps!
I was recently experimenting with the new Maptitude data of 2018 Zip Code Business Counts. Free for existing customers, this data lists the total number of businesses by type (NAICS code) for every zip code in the USA. This data represents a huge number of data fields, and it is recommended that users read Caliper’s ...

Early version of MileCharter for Mobile available for testing 2

Early version of MileCharter for Mobile available for testing
We have been working on a new Android version of our popular MileCharter product. As a mobile version, this is intended to be used in the field. For example, you can use it to find the closest customers (or other destinations) to your current location, or to find the optimum route through multiple destinations. This ...

Drawing SVG Superellipses with Python

Drawing SVG Superellipses with Python
Superellipses are a little bit of a mathematical oddity, resembling rounded squares or square-ish circles. They are, however, becoming popular for icon outlines. iOS currently uses them, as do recent versions of Android. This article shows you how to use Python to create an arbitrary superellipse in SVG. This can then be used as an ...