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New Features in Version 4.7

This latest release of Maptitude, the award winning GIS desktop software, continues to provide easy-to-use yet powerful mapping tools. Maptitude 4.7 remains the most competitively priced, full featured GIS/mapping software available. Maptitude 4.7 provides extensive new functionality and enhancements:


 • Set custom austoscale settings for labels

 • Autoscale individual selection sets to hide and show selected features at different scales


 • Create density grids so that you can analyze point data on a regular grid such as customer concentrations, crime hot spots, or disease outbreaks (below left)

 •  Identify trade areas with the facility locator

 •  Quickly create temporary features and generate bands about them for more rapid analysis of locations

 •  Compute adjacency of areas to explore market expansion, plan evacuations, or track disease outbreaks (below right)

 Density Grid Map  Adjacency Map


    A new interface for report production allows on-the-fly creation of single page print-outs of districts or market areas using several customizable templates.

Report Sample


 •  Add or split area features using features in a line layer

 •  Batch edit multiple layers with the Multi Clipper to create sets of geographic files for an area of interest


 •  Zoom to a map location from a dataview

 •  Tag cells in a table with data from features up to 4,000 miles away (previously 500 mile threshold)

 •  Create temporary summary statistics tables

 •  Transpose rows and columns

 •  Create custom field formats that include text, use foreign currency symbols, or swap comma and period placement


File Formats

 •  Import TIGER/Line 2002 and 2003 files

 •  Open JPEG/World (.JPW) files as image layers in a map

 •  Open ArcView 3.x Project (.APR) files with their theme (layer) settings

 •  Open ArcView 3.x Legend (.AVL) files with their display settings


 •  Resize layout contents automatically when the layout size changes

 •  Place items in a layout at either the map or frame aspect ratio

 •  Redraw maps in layout for a more precise view


 •  Create location indexes for up to one million features

 •  Use new datum conversions for Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand

 •  Use the new 2-arc-minute world Digital Elevation Model (DEM) layer that provides for improved global 3D analysis


    With the flexible and powerful programming language (GISDK) that is included with Maptitude you can call GISDK functions and macros from another application, written in another programming language. Maptitude can be accessed from a Windows .NET application or as a COM Object.

New U.K. Data

 •  Latest Bi-annual Postcode boundaries for Areas, Districts, and Sectors

 •  Census 2001 data covering ethnicity, religion, health, housing, people, places, and more. This includes Key Statistics for the national level down to the Output Area and Postcode Sector levels

 •  Latest quarter penultimate character Postcode points

 •  Police Authority Boundaries for England and Wales

 •  Local Education Authorities (LEAs)/Education and Library Boards Boundaries