How to easily improve the quality of OpenStreetMaps

There are many ways that you can help to improve the quality of OpenStreetMap data. After familiarizing yourself with OpenStreetMap features and tags, you can use a tool such as JOSM or iD to verify and if necessary correct the features in an area which you are intimately familiar with. For example, you might initially ...

Extracting OpenStreetMap Data for Ultra Mileage

Although we supply a number of PBF extract files from the OpenStreetMap global ‘planet’ file, it is possible to create your own extracts for use with the Ultra Pre-Processor to create custom road packs. Our own extracts are created using the Osmosis command line tool. There are other feature extraction tools such as the Overpass API, ...

How to Edit OpenStreetMap Data

One of the advantages of the OpenStreetMap data used by our Ultra Mileage system, is that you can add your own corrections. Other commercial data providers typically take over a year for their changes to be taken into account. OpenStreetMap changes appear in their master database immediately, and we regenerate our road packs every 1-2 ...

New Ultra Mileage News Page and Road Pack Update

We have just added a new page to the Ultra Mileage website that reports the latest Ultra Mileage News. The latest news: We have just updated all of the road packs with a modified speed profile. All highways marked as “tracks” are now set to 2 mph (~3kph).

Ultra MileCharter 1.0 Launched!

We have just launched the first tool in our Ultra Mileage system: Ultra MileCharter. Ultra Mileage is a very fast route calculation engine that is capable of calculating up to 1000 routes a second. Road data is typically from OpenStreetMaps, meaning it will work anywhere in the world. We also produce pre-processed road packs for ...

Ultra Mileage: Ready for Beta Testing

We have been developing a “super fast” route calculation engine for use in our MileCharter and MPMileage tools. This is called Ultra Mileage and the initial version with Ultra MileCharter has just entered beta testing. Ultra MPMileage will be added in the near future. Ultra Mileage  is capable of calculating driving distances, travel times, and ...

New MileCharter and MPMileage for Maptitude Released

New versions of MileCharter for Maptitude and MPMileage for Maptitude have been released.The new versions add support for the new United Kingdom and Ireland country pack, and support for symbol characters in country names. Both of these tools are batch route (driving distance, time, estimated cost) calculators. Further information can be found at: http://www.milecharter.com http://www.mpmileage.com

Websites converted to SSL

We have just converted Winwaed.com and Mapping-Tools.com to use SSL. Let us know if you see any problems.

FetchRoadSpeeds Utility v1.2 released

We have just released v1.2 of our free FetchRoadSpeeds utility for Caliper Maptitude. This isused to fetch the street road speed statistics for use in MileCharter for Maptitude and MPMileage for Maptitude. v1.2 adds support for a range of different symbol characters in the country name, e.g. the new United Kingdom & Ireland country pack. ...

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 ...