Maptitude Mapping Software Newsletter
October 2014 Newsletter
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Maptitude .NET API Provides Solution for MapPoint Developers 

We have just updated the .NET APIs to allow developers to migrate MapPoint desktop applications and add-ons to Maptitude.

Interactive maps generated by Maptitude, the popular Windows mapping technology, are crucial for businesses in a number of fields, including real estate, package delivery, and insurance. In a word, Maptitude provides businesses with "location." Specifically, it provides an integrated set of products and services to enable a business to track the precise location of remote assets, thereby reducing operational costs and improving productivity. Whether the asset is a truck, a taxi, or even a field rep, Maptitude can tell you the exact location at any time.

Customize Maptitude with .NETNow it is easier than ever before to add all of the location intelligence functions of Maptitude, including routing and geocoding, into any Windows desktop application written in C# or any other .NET programming language.

Maptitude has included the GISDK (Geographical Information Systems Developer Kit) for many years. With the updated GISDK .NET APIs, programming Maptitude in .NET has been simplified.

Firstly, the GISDK Extension Engine API lets you extend the Maptitude desktop application itself by writing in-process extensions in C# or any other .NET language, without the need to learn a new programming language.

Secondly, the GISDK Connection API lets you connect a new or existing .NET stand-alone Windows desktop application to Maptitude out-of-process.

Either way, you can program Maptitude in .NET to build custom applications for the desktop, and analyze and share data generated from a wide range of maps, including those that show demographic trends, population density, and sales potential.

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Leverage the power of Maptitude mapping software in your own applications. Contact sales@caliper.com for more information.

"GISDK is its own separate language. It's pretty straight forward and the documentation is good. I coded up a proto-type map server (based on their example) that locates a customer by address and produces reports about the services we offer in that area, e.g. their recycling day/trash pickup day." 

5 starsSonny Parafina, Solid Waste Services, City of Austin, TX   

50% Off All Packages for European Countries

European Country Packages are Half-Off!

Save 50% on a European Country PackagePurchase any European Country Package for only US$298 ($595 value) for the rest of this month. The Country Packages available are: France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

If you have any questions, contact us to check on your eligibility for this pricing.

Limited Offer: Valid until September 30, 2014. Restrictions Apply.

Featured Maptitude Map: Auto Dealerships within 25 Miles of Selected U.S. Cities

This map, made with Maptitude 2014, highlights regional variations in the number of car dealerships. Cities with more nearby businesses are shown with larger circles. Auto dealerships near U.S. cities

Choosing a new automobile dealer location is an important decision, with the cost reaching millions of dollars for the land, facilities, parts and service equipment that are required to sell and service vehicles.

There are also many businesses dependent on the automotive dealer network. 

Maptitude includes the locations of several categories of vehicle dealerships including those for used cars, new cars, motorcycles, and trucks. These can be used when siting new facilities, for example, or in looking at regional coverage such as the aggregate count of dealerships by ZIP Code, County, or State.       

Contact Caliper to access extensive map and business data. Caliper can provide data such as the auto-dealership counts used here, as well as business counts, by size, for hundreds of industries by ZIP Code. When used with the Maptitude 2014 USA Country Package you can create the maps that tell the story your spreadsheets can't (more...).

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"So what makes Maptitude different from other similar products? First released in 1995, the tool is specifically designed for data visualization and geographic analysis; it also provides expanded functionality, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and updated technology." 

CIO Review 

Tech Tip: How Do I Count and Map the Number of Nearby Businesses?

Bubble Map of Bank CountWhen conducting market research, competitor analysis, and territory/franchise alignments, it is critical to understand the geographic context of your service area. Maptitude makes it easy to evaluate any of the hundreds of business locations provided with the software.

For example, you may want to count the number of nearby competitors to your existing or proposed sites. You can do this by using the Overlay tool and the industry type field included in the Landmark layer.

» Learn How Here

International: 2014 Switzerland Country Package Released

Maptitude Switzerland Country Package Map

Caliper is excited to announce the release of the 2014 Country Package for Switzerland. The product includes the latest map updates for streets, postal and administrative boundaries, and towns, as well as comprehensive named landmarks that range from public facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and retail stores!

Contact Caliper Sales

Tricks & Tips: Manually Move Individual Labels

Maptitude Mapping Software Did You KnowMaptitude includes a powerful map labeling engine. Among many features is the ability to interactively reposition labels. This can be as simple as dragging text on a map to a preferred location. Want to do more? You can rotate a label or add a callout line.   

You can move a label by making changes to the label with the Customize Label tool Customize Label Button on the Tools toolbar. You can use two other buttons on the Tools toolbar, Rotate Label Button to rotate a custom label and Callout Label Button to move a label and add a callout. There is a video on this topic here.

  Learning Resources

Upcoming Training:

Oct. 20-22, 2014, Newton MA USA

April, 2015, London UK
Training  |  Register

Webinars:

» Upcoming webinar schedule and past webinars

» Other free mapping and learning resources

Maptitude Training
  News

News:

» GPS Tracklog: Microsoft Announces Retirement of MapPoint Software

» ZDNet: Microsoft stellt MapPoint und AutoRoute zum Jahresende ein

» Hardware LUXX: Microsoft: Ende von MapPoint und AutoRoute

» More Maptitude News...

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