This latest release of Maptitude, the award winning GIS desktop
software, continues to provide easy-to-use yet powerful mapping tools.
Maptitude 4.8 remains the most competitively priced, full featured
GIS/mapping software available. Maptitude 4.8 provides extensive new
functionality and enhancements:
Maptitude can now download
imagery for any area of the United States with the click of a
button. These images are accessed from TerraServer-USA, an on-line
database of high resolution USGS aerial imagery and scanned USGS
topographic maps. In conjunction with Internet access, users can use
the tool to download images of three types:
Aerial image: nationwide black and white digital orthophoto
nationwide digitally scanned images of USGS topographic maps,
also called digital raster graphics (DRGs)
Urban color image: color DOQs for the 133 most populated
metropolitan areas of the United States
distinctive feature of the tool is that the user can specify the
resolution and this allows the download of high quality images over
a large area. As an alternative to choosing the resolution of the
image, the user can let Maptitude automatically make this choice.
Once accessed, these images can be saved as layers to be used in any
online or offline map.
New Support for Excel
Users can now save any table or dataview to the Microsoft Office Excel worksheet format (.XLS).
Open Maptitude Maps in ArcMap
Maptitude map can now be opened as a map in ArcMap, one of the
programs that is part of the Esri ArcGIS system of software. You can
choose which layers to include in the map and can also choose to
retain a selection set for each included layer.
When opened in ArcMap the
map will have the same scale and projection as the original map in
Maptitude. Layers are displayed with the same styles where matched,
and these include themes, visibility, autoscale and selected
This new feature extends
the extensive file export capabilities of Maptitude, reinforcing its
position as a full-fledged GIS platform
both as a stand-alone product and in conjunction with existing
- Maptitude supports MrSID Generation 3 image files.
- Maptitude imports TIGER/Line 2005 files.
With the flexible and powerful programming language (GISDK) that
is included with Maptitude you can create new add-ins and
applications and call GISDK functions and macros from other
programs, written in another language. Maptitude now provides many
new functions for developers. These include those for additional
array element manipulation, bit based integer processing,
determining topological neighbors of DEM points, and obtaining
system information such as processor type, the number of processors
and whether Terminal Services is running, as well as many more.
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features that were new to Version 4.7.