For Immediate Release
September 26, 2009
 

Caliper Creates Software for Five Major U.S. Census Data Programs

In conjunction with prime contractor M-Cubed Information Systems of Silver Spring, Maryland, Caliper Corporation announced that it is developing software applications for five major Census Bureau data programs for the forthcoming 2010 Census. These applications will be used by over 40,000 state, local, and tribal governments to enhance the Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) and TIGER geospatial database of roads, legal and administrative boundaries, and geographical area reporting units for Census and survey data. These updates are essential for the success of the 2010 decennial population census and the many related subsequent activities such as congressional, state legislative and local redistricting, the allocation of federal funds to local and state governments, and the publishing of Census data. Collectively named the MAF/TIGER Partnership Software (MTPS), the five custom applications are based on Caliper Corporation’s Maptitude GIS.

Caliper is also creating two Web-based applications based on Maptitude for the Web technology. The first enables Census Bureau staff and program participants to validate the data updates. The second allows Boundary and Annexation program participants to revise their jurisdictional boundaries using standard web browsers.

This project assists the Census Bureau in meeting a number of important goals such as reducing or eliminating the production, shipping, and handling of paper maps; making participation more convenient for participants; reducing processing cycle time; and improving the accuracy of the MAF/TIGER database.

Caliper Corporation (www.caliper.com) is a leading developer of packaged and custom GIS software, including Maptitude and TransCAD. Caliper GIS software is used by more than 50,000 users in over 50 countries.  M-Cubed Information Systems, Inc. (www.mcubedinfo.com) is a Department of Commerce Information Technology Solutions NexGen prime contractor that specializes in Enterprise Application Integration services.

For more information, please email Caliper Sales.

About Caliper:
Caliper Corporation is a leading developer of transportation and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Caliper GIS mapping software is used by more than 70,000 users in over 70 countries.