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, please see the pricing page on our website.
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, please see the Maptitude learning article on the remote desktop license.
What is Maptitude Online?
Maptitude Online can be thought of as either a “sharing add-in” to desktop Maptitude or as a stand-alone 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 the Create-a-Map-Wizard. These maps can also be shared online. This is a good option if you require flexible, customizable, and powerful online mapping or do not have Windows.
For details on Maptitude Online, please see the Maptitude learning article on uploading data to Maptitude Online.
What is the Subscription Option?
When purchasing a Maptitude license through our store page, you are given an option at checkout to make a one-time purchase or to subscribe.
If you buy the software as a one-time purchase you will get the latest version of the software and data, but:
- your support will expire after 60-days
- your next upgrade will be at full price if you do not upgrade annually
If you do subscribe you will:
- be sent software updates as soon as they are released, including the annual Maptitude upgrade
- be perpetually covered by support
- pay only the discounted subscription fee, not full price
- avoid potential annual purchase re-approval processes at your organization
What are the Upgrades?
If you do not have an annual subscription then Maptitude software comes with 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.).