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How does the Maptitude licensing work?

You may have been looking at Maptitude and had questions about how the various licenses and upgrades function. This FAQ will break down the Maptitude licensing and upgrade system.

For detailed breakdown of pricing, see:


What is the difference between Desktop and Remote licenses?

Maptitude is primarily a locally installed software, meaning that the program and data are installed on and accessed from one of your own devices. We offer desktop and remote licenses: the only difference between the two is that the remote license can be accessed remotely, or placed on a server which would support one concurrent user per license. Additional concurrent users can be purchased.

For details on the remote license and how it is set up, see:


What are the Upgrades?

The Maptitude software comes as a 10-year license, but we offer optional annual upgrades to our new release every year. The licensing is set up in this way to meet the needs of both users who want to pay a one-time cost, as well as users who wish to refresh annually to stay up to date with software and data changes (roads, boundaries, demographics, etc.).


What is Maptitude Online?

Maptitude Online can be thought of as either a “sharing add-in” to desktop Maptitude or as a stand-alone basic online mapping application.

As an add-in, maps and reports are still created using either a desktop or remote license, but this annual subscription allows you to upload your maps and reports to an online platform through which your maps can be viewed interactively via a web browser.

As a stand-alone application, desktop Maptitude is not required, and you can directly upload Excel data and map it using a basic Create-a-Map-Wizard. These maps can also be shared online. This can be a good option if your mapping needs are simple.

For details on Maptitude Online, see: