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.

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 ...

OSRM’s Lua Scripts 2

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 ...

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 ...

New Maptitude 3d Surfaces Section

I have just added a new section to the Maptitude ‘Howto’ pages over at mapping-tools.com, discussing Maptitude’s 3d surface and landscape options. Here is an example image of Snowdonia, created using Ordnance Survey elevation data combined with Google Maps Satellite imagery: Other examples include Guadalupe Mountains (Texas), and geological overlays of both the Caprock Escarpment ...

Converting old Ordnance Survey Height Data

I’m currently putting together some pages for the Maptitude How-To pages covering Maptitude’s support for digital terrain models and elevation models. Left over from my undergraduate geology days, I happened to have the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 height data files for the 20km SH64 square (my dissertation covered an area straddling the SH75SW and SH75SE 5km ...

MPMileage v1.2

Version 1.2 of our MPMileage for Maptitude product has just been released. MPMileage is a batch route computation tool that calculates the route distances, travel times, and/or estimated costs for a list of point-to-point routes in a database. v1.2 adds full support for the 32 bit version of Maptitude, and adds German roads to the ...