Download Free Layers Add-In provides easy access to no-cost web-based
data-sources. This tool downloads detailed data, including streets,
boundaries and postal code points for many countries and requires an
internet connection. These data are
converted to the standard Caliper geographic format (.dbd) and added to
default maps. Attractive and compelling styles are automatically applied,
allowing you to quickly create presentation quality maps of your area of
interest. Also, by using the Locate-by-Value tool in Maptitude/TransCAD you
can plot your points using the postal code locations.
China map created with Maptitude using the Download
Free Layers add-in.
- Download the file DataInstaller.exe.
- Open the file or choose the Run command from the Start
menu, and browse to the DataInstaller.exe file in the folder where you
downloaded the file.
- Click OK and follow the step-by-step instructions to install the
add-in to the appropriate program folder (e.g. C:\Program
Files\Maptitude\). Note, the Free
Batch Geocoding Add-In will also be installed.
To use the Download Free Layers Add-In
- Choose Tools>GIS Developer's Kit>Add-Ins
highlight Download Free Layers to display the Download
Free Layers dialog box
- Choose the layers to download from the
- Click OK. (You MUST have an internet
- Follow the step-by-step instructions to
download your chosen layers
Maptitude/TransCAD downloads the layers, saves them to new geographic files,
and displays them in a map.
*NOTE: The Download Free Layers add-in works only with Maptitude and
TransCAD version 5.0 or higher.
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