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, ...

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).

A C# Add-in Demo

The sample demonstrates how to write a simple C# add-in for Caliper’s Maptitude product. It selects all cities in the current map, and draws a circle annotation over each city that has a population greater than 500,000. The circle icon is sized according to the population. This is a very simple example that demonstrates the ...

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

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 ...

Statistically Valid Interpolation with R

This example uses R to spatially interpolate an input dataset and then plot it in Maptitude as both a point layer and a gridded layer. R is a popular scripting language for statistical computing and data mining. Whilst lacking the general purpose scripting abilities of Python, it has many built-in features that aid with data ...

Accessing a COM Server from R

Microsoft have recently added support for R to their Visual Studio 2015 development environment. R is a programming language for statistical and graphical programming that is widely used by statisticians and data miners. To use R with Visual Studio, you need to download and install R Tools for Visual Studio and Microsoft R Open. These ...

Close all Views with GISDK

Thanks to Paul Lucassen and Stewart Berry, here is a short piece of GISDK macro code to close all Data View windows: {window_list} = GetWindows("Editor") for i = 1 to window_list.length do CloseEditor(window_list[i]) end To use this code, open the Immediate Execution window in Maptitude (far right button on the GISDK Toolbox with the lightning ...