Maptitude Mapping Software
New Features in Maptitude 2012
This next generation of Maptitude, the award-winning GIS desktop
software, continues to provide
easy-to-use yet powerful mapping tools.
Maptitude 2012 remains the most competitively priced, full-featured
GIS/mapping software available.
The most exciting new features of Maptitude 2012 are showcased below,
while a complete description of the changes are available as a PDF
New U.S. data sets
provide access to up-to-date geographic information. Maptitude now
includes an October 2011 NAVTEQ® map, allowing accurate address locating and
street visualization, plus robust data on which to calculate shortest
paths, drive-time rings, and network partitions.
2011 U.S. layers
from NAVTEQ® include building footprints for many urban locations,
highways, railroads, and landmarks. The Points of Interest
layer contains over 2 million named locations that range from public
facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and
also ships with the October 2011 ZIP Code updates ensuring
that you are using the latest data. The 5-digit ZIP Code boundaries are
a nationwide area database with ZIP Codes for all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories. There is an
updated point database of ZIP Code centroids for the entire country and
3-digit ZIP Code areas. The ZIP Code area layers now extend into
non-deliverable areas, providing complete coverage of the continental
All of the US Census boundaries (e.g., tracts, counties, county
subdivisions) that are included with Maptitude, plus 3- and 5-digit ZIP Code areas, contain several
demographic profiles based on the data reported in the 2010 Census and the
2009 American Community Survey.
Network Analysis and Routing
The Network Bands tool has been completely overhauled and is now a simple
toolbox that provides the most accurate drive-time ring analysis on the
market. There is a default layer (Census Tracts) for calculating
demographics for the drive-time rings, as well as default Census fields and
In addition to creating drive-time rings around records in a point layer, origins
can be added by simply clicking on the map. Also, drive-time rings can be
recalculated without the need to save them each time the tool is run.
The drive-time rings that are produced by Maptitude are the most accurate of
any mapping software, and take into account individual streets in the
calculations of those locations that can be reached within the time
Shortest Path Toolbox
There is a revamped shortest path toolbox with several enhancements:
- Continuous live routing gives you instant feedback on the shortest
or fastest routes as you drag the mouse over the map
- Routes can be manually edited by dragging the path to new
- A new option to maximize the use of highways allows for faster
routing over large geographic areas
- Formatted html (xml) directions can be created for any route with
reduced "unknown" street names in the driving directions
- Unrestricted routing allows for nationwide routing on an unlimited
number of stops
- Origins and destinations are explicitly listed in the directions,
e.g., "From MIDDLESEX RD & CIRCUIT RD To HAROLD ST & ABBOTSFORD ST"
Styles and Display
Maptitude 2012 supports enhanced map styling and display features
- The ability to control opacity/transparency for area borders in
addition to area fills, line styles, and point styles
- New freehand masks to quickly hide the portion of a may you do
not wish to display
Maptitude 2012 builds upon the major changes
to labeling in Maptitude 6.0 with refinements that permit you to:
- Restore customized labels to their default style, location,
and/or display priority
- Skip the snapping of labels by pressing the Space bar while
- Format labels on numeric fields directly from the Labels dialog
Geotagging refers to the attaching of geographic coordinate information to
images, video, and other media recorded by smartphones or GPS-enabled
electronic devices. Maptitude reads geotags from images and creates points
in a geographic file based on the coordinate information in the images.
Fields in the geographic file are populated with the image file name and
other location information read from the geotags.
Regression and Binary Logit Models
Regression and binary logit models can be estimated on
any map layer or table. You can choose to estimate the model
parameters using all of the records in the layer or dataview, or
only those records in a selection set filter.
The model estimation procedure creates two output files:
- a formatted report of the estimation results including
all goodness-of-fit and importance measures
- a file containing the values of the estimated model
parameters that can be used to evaluate the model on a data
set having similar fields
To use the model evaluation tool, you choose the subset of
records to be evaluated and the field that will receive the
predicted dependent variable. You can also choose the fields
that contain the values of the independent variables and make
adjustments to the model parameters. The tool will calculate the
new value based on the model type (regression or binary logit)
and the parameters stored in the model file, and will fill in
the designated field.
Create-a-Map Wizard™ is now more robust and easier to use. When
you need to map your own data, in addition to Maptitude
auto-detecting the best fields to achieve this, you can
explicitly choose and correct the fields used to geocode or to
join your tabular information in order to visualize it in a map.
Maptitude also suggests output file names based on your input
The Create-a-Map Wizard maps are all revised. The maps use
the latest geography and also take advantage of the new features
in Maptitude including new label and style options.
The Map Librarian makes it easy to access a series of
pre-defined thematic visualizations of Census demographics. A
new map library comes with Maptitude 2012 to help you get
started exploring 2010 Census data for the USA. The new maps
cover US ZIP Codes, Census Tracts, Counties, and States for
several demographic profiles based on the data reported in the
2010 Census and the 2009 American Community Survey.
With each new license or upgrade of Maptitude you get 60 days of free
phone and email technical support.
here to see
features that were new to Version 6.0.