Maptitude Mapping Software
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike many other mapping and GIS software packages that require users to
purchase data separately, Maptitude includes extensive geographic and
demographic data so that you can get started as soon as you open the
Maptitude mapping software includes the features and data that
you need to unearth the trends hidden in your data. Below are answers to
some frequently asked questions. Please contact Caliper Sales at
firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 617-527-4700
if you have further questions or want to discuss your particular needs.
Can I see my customers and prospects on the map?
Maptitude includes state-of-the-art geocoding tools to let you pin-map your data
using address, ZIP Code, city, state, or other information in your database. In
most cases, you don't need to copy or import your data - Maptitude can create a
file containing the location of points on the map and link this file directly to
your existing database.
Can I get my own data into Maptitude?
is designed to let you display, edit, and map your own data.
How do I get my data into Maptitude?
The Create-a-Map Wizard
gives you start-to-finish assistance for getting your data into
Maptitude. With just a few clicks you can locate, analyze, and map your
data. Maptitude can work with your Excel, Access, dBASE, and other data
also makes it easy to use your geographic data. Maptitude
supports direct access for Esri Shapefiles, MapInfo TAB
files, and Oracle Spatial tables. Additional import support is
included for other GIS and CAD packages including ArcView, Atlas
GIS, AutoCAD DXF, MapInfo MIF, and TIGER/Line.
What data are included with Maptitude?
Included in Maptitude
for more information on data included with Maptitude.
boundaries with Census and American Community Survey
(ACS) data for all of the
following: states, counties, county
subdivisions, cities, Census tracts, and ZIP Codes
comprehensive street database for the entire US, including
over 25 million street segments with names and address ranges
files of the following: landmarks, water areas, highways,
railroads, and over 150,000 populated places
across the US.
- Additional data for
The United Kingdom,
other countries are available. Contact Caliper sales for the
availability of other international data.
Can I use Maptitude data with other programs?
The data that come with Maptitude are
restricted by license for use only with the Maptitude software. However,
any files that you create are yours to use in any way you like.
Can I use Maptitude on an Apple Macintosh
Yes. Most Macs purchased in the last several years will have an Intel CPU, and
you can use virtualization software such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop
to run Windows, or indeed you can also boot up your machine natively in Windows
using Apple's Boot Camp software. Any of these solutions works very well for
With any of these options you would need to have a Microsoft Windows license.
Apple's Boot Camp is free with the Mac OS, but VMWare and Parallels are commercial products.
Can I customize an application or integrate Maptitude into my application?
Yes. The Maptitude
Geographic Information System Development Kit (GISDK) is a
full-featured macro-programming and application development language
that lets you automate repetitive tasks or create custom
Does Maptitude support satellite and aerial images?
Yes, Maptitude can display TIFF, GeoTIFF,
PNG, JPEG/World, JPEG 2000, MrSID, SPOTView, Orthophoto, and ECW
image files. After you display an image, you can use the
geographic editing tools to trace new map layers. Maptitude also
includes tools that let you incorporate imagery from various
Internet sources in your maps.
Can I distribute maps I make with Maptitude? Can I put them on a web site?
There are certain restrictions on publishing maps that make use of Caliper
copyrighted data sets. A
separate web license is required for publishing maps that make use of
these data sets on the web. If you use only your data sets there are no
restrictions on publication. For additional information about putting your
maps on the web, read about
Maptitude for the Web
or contact Caliper Corporation
directly (email: email@example.com, telephone +1 617-527-4700).
Can Maptitude tell me how to get from one place to another?
Maptitude 2014 includes a 2013 HERE map with street data that
contains information on one-way streets and travel time allowing
you to find shortest and fastest routes. Maptitude also solves
"traveling salesman" problems allowing you to find efficient
routes among many stops.
Can I use Maptitude maps with my word processor or spreadsheet?
Yes. Maptitude supports OLE 2.0, which lets
you link or embed maps in your spreadsheets, word processing documents,
or drawing or desktop publishing files. You can also copy maps to other
applications using the Windows clipboard or by saving maps as Windows
bitmap, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, EMF, or PNG files.
How do I learn to use Maptitude?
Maptitude is very easy
to learn and use. It uses a standard Windows interface with menus,
toolbars, and on-line help, so it will seem familiar to you.
Create-A-Map Wizard dialog box will ask just a few questions, then
create a map at any scale from all the countries of the world to streets
around a U.S. address, landmark, or intersection.
There are a number of options available to
help you learn to use Maptitude:
video tutorials are provided that illustrate many common
- A PDF User's Guide includes a Quick Start tutorial that walks you through the
major features of the software. Each of the chapters in the
User's Guide contains a series of 60-Second Tutorials that give
you the opportunity to practice each command on our sample data.
- Free mapping
software webinars (and videos of past webinars with audio) on the
Maptitude Mapping Software Webinars page. The webinars are conducted
regularly and you can attend as many as you want.
- A detailed electronic help system
is accessible through the menu Help-Maptitude Help.
This also contains the 60-Second tutorials, and can be accessed
within Maptitude by clicking F1 on your keyboard at any time for
context sensitive help from within any toolbox, tool, or window.
- Training options include
web-based Maptitude training,
Is training available?
throughout the year. Whether you are a new user or an experienced
user of earlier versions of Maptitude, these training sessions
will help you learn to use Maptitude more effectively and
productively. There are also a number of
on-line training materials including a number of
Flash video lessons for common Maptitude tasks.