Free mileage charts of the World 2

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Back&Forward Utility, and Drive Speed Add-in for MapPoint, to be withdrawn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 These were both add-ins for Microsoft MapPoint which Microsoft have now withdrawn.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 ...

Product and Website Changes

We have had three product and website changes over the past few days: First, a new version of MPCluster for Maptitude v2.1 has just been released. This is a maintenance release and fixes some issues with Southern Hemisphere data. It is free for existing licensed users of v2.0. Licensed users of v1.* can upgrade to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Data Quality and Public Trust 1

I recently published a series of Maptitude maps of earthquakes. A couple of these mapped recent Oklahoma earthquakes against saltwater disposal wells. Much of the public commentary has blamed these earthquakes on hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) by the oil industry. However the earthquakes do not correlate with the fracking in either time or space. Instead ...

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 ...