Beware of Choropleth Maps!

Beware of Choropleth Maps!
I was recently experimenting with the new Maptitude data of 2018 Zip Code Business Counts. Free for existing customers, this data lists the total number of businesses by type (NAICS code) for every zip code in the USA. This data represents a huge number of data fields, and it is recommended that users read Caliper’s ...

MPMileage for Maptitude v1.7

MPMileage for Maptitude is an add-in for Caliper Maptitude that batch calculates point-to-point routes listed in a database. Each route (A-B, C-D, etc) has one row, and MPMileage writes the results (route distance, travel time and/or estimated cost) to empty fields in these rows. v1.7 includes a number of bug fixes and is a free ...

MileCharter for Maptitude v1.7

We have just released v1.7 of MileCharter for Maptitude. MileCharter for Maptitude is a Maptitude add-in that batch calculates mileage tables between two groups of points. The Professional License can also limit the results to queries along the lines of “only report the three closest destinations that are within 30 minutes drive time of each ...

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

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...