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New for July 2012, the ZIP Code data now include the number of businesses by detailed industry type (Retail, Finance, etc.), along with numbers of employees and annual payrolls. The ZIP Codes are also classified by their rural-urban commuting characteristics.
If you make business decisions based on postal data, Caliper quarterly ZIP Code updates will ensure you are using the latest information. The 5-digit ZIP Code Boundaries Data contains a nationwide area database with ZIP Codes for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories. It also includes a point database of ZIP Code centroids and 3-digit ZIP Code Areas for the entire country. Caliper updates this file quarterly to provide up-to-date access to United States Postal Service changes.
The product comes with Census demographic data at no additional cost, including fields for household income from the 2010 5-year American Community Survey and new fields for age, race, gender, Hispanic origin, households by type, and housing tenure from the 2010 Census.
The 3-digit and 5-digit ZIP Code areas include 2009 ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP) NAICS codes, employees, and payroll data, plus Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes.
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Using Image Fill Styles
Maptitude provides many tools that allow you to customize the visualization of your data (see the training video). These include modifying the style of point, line, and area features.
The area image fill style feature allows area shading to use any picture file including those in formats such as GIF, ICO, TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG, and EMF. And, in celebration of the 4th of July, we will be draping the US in the American flag! The same process can be followed for Canada and France if you are celebrating Canada or Bastille Day!
The following steps walk you through this task:
1. Choose File-New, choose Map from the New File dialog box, and click OK. This brings you to the Create-a-Map Wizard.
2. Choose the General Purpose Map option, and choose the entire U.S..
3. Click Next> and click Finish.
4. In the Display Manager click on the style sample to the left of the State layer item.
5. Choose the Image... from the bottom of the Fill Style drop-down list.
6. Outside of Maptitude, in your web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer), browse to: http://www.caliper.com/Graphics/USA_Flag.png.
7. Right click on the image displayed in the browser window and choose Save Image/Picture As and save the image file to a folder on your computer.
8. Go back to Maptitude and browse to the file you just downloaded and click Open.
9. In the Image Fill Style Settings dialog box change the size to be 25% and click OK to return to the Style dialog box.
10. Change the Fill Opacity to 20% and click OK. Maptitude displays an image based fill style for the State layer.
Featured Maptitude Maps:
UW Colleges: Patterns of Enrollment and Cultural Diversity
This month we showcase Maptitude maps of University of Wisconsin enrollment and cultural diversity. The maps were created by Jim McCluskey at the Department of Geography and Geology.
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