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 ...

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole 2

Mapping the St Albans Sinkhole
On 1st October, a large sinkhole opened up in St Albans, UK, cutting off an entire cul-de-sac of houses. New sinkholes are very common, but this one quickly became international news due to its photogenic proximity to houses. We think of sinkholes as appearing in places like Florida or the Yorkshire Dales. Why did one ...

Welcome to the Winwaed Blog!

Welcome to the new blog for Winwaed Software Technology LLC. This blog will cover a range of topics that we think will be of interest to our customers. Most will involve software engineering and/or geospatial processing/GIS. Other topics will include (but are not limited to) natural language processing, and the Earth Sciences. Articles will include ...

Product Overview: Caliper Maptitude

Although Caliper®’s Maptitude® product is usually considered a desktop GIS system, it does implement a number of web-based features, allowing it to be used as a web map viewer.

Product Overview: MPExporter

Those looking to migrate their Microsoft MapPoint maps to the geospatial web may want to look at MPExporter, an add-in from Mapping-Tools.com.

Book Review: Cartographer’s Toolkit

The Cartographer’s Toolkit: Colors, Typography, Patterns by Gretchen N. Peterson is a collection of color palettes, typography, and other map components arranged in an easy to reference manner.It will be useful for those who wish to (and have the opportunity to) design more sophisticated maps.

Book Review: PostGIS Cookbook

The PostGIS Cookbook by Paolo Conti, Thomas J Kraft, Stephen Vincent Mather, and Bborie Park (buy from Packt) is a collection of how-to recipes for the PostGIS extension for Postgres. It is recommended for intermediate and even advanced PostGIS users. Novice Postgres/PostGIS users may also find it useful, but they will need to use it ...

Book Review: Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook by Alper Dincer & Balkan Uraz  (buy from Packt) is a good introduction to the Google Maps JavaScript API in its current incarnation. Although it glosses over some of the potential weaknesses, it provides good working examples of everything from simple map features through to more sophisticated topics such as ...