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What's New in Maptitude 2013 (PDF)

Maptitude Mapping Software 2013

Maptitude 2013 is a major new release of Caliper Corporation’s popular GIS (Geographic Information System) and mapping software, which includes the most detailed and accurate data ever provided.

Maptitude 2013 enables you to create the maps you need more quickly, with better accuracy, more attractively, and with the most powerful analytical tools available. The most exciting features of Maptitude 2013 are showcased below, while a complete description of the many improvements is available as a PDF here.

Maptitude delivers easy-to-use, professional mapping tools at the affordable price of only US$695. Annual (optional) upgrades cost US$395 per user/license. For pricing and ordering information please visit the Mapping Software Store, e-mail Maptitude Sales, or call us at +1 617-527-4700.

New Maps

Create-a-Map Wizard™ is now more robust and easier to use:

  • Revised maps use the latest geography
  • You can use the Wizard to add multiple tables of data to the same map as separate layers
  • The Wizard can locate records by coordinate (including longitude/latitude) with auto-detection of the best fields to use

New Data

Country Packages

Maptitude 2013 ships with one detailed Country Package of your choice, and additional Packages can be purchased separately. Each Package includes a wealth of data unavailable in any other product, including an up-to-date street layer with addresses for pin-mapping (geocoding) and travel time information for computing routes and drive-time rings. Also included are building footprints for many urban locations, railways, and comprehensive named landmarks that range from public facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and retail stores. Postal data and detailed demographics (where available) are shipped with the product.

A basic global map is provided with every Maptitude license. This has been updated for country boundaries, provinces, and populated places.

Details about specific Countries Package updates are described below:

United States
New U.S. data sets provide access to up-to-date geographic information. Maptitude now includes an October 2012 NAVTEQ® map, allowing accurate address locating and street visualization, plus robust data on which to calculate best route shortest paths, drive-time zones, and drive-time territories.

The U.S. Census boundaries (e.g., Tracts, Counties, MCDs, MSAs, States) that are included with Maptitude, plus ZIP Codes, contain updated demographics and Census data. Maptitude 2013 also ships with the January 2013 ZIP Code release ensuring that you are using the latest nationwide postal data. More…

Australia, Brazil, Canada, and United Kingdom
An October 2012 NAVTEQ map is included in the Australia, Brazil, Canada, and United Kingdom Packages, as are the new 2011 Census data and map layers for each country (excluding Brazil). For additional information on each Package, including those for countries not mentioned here, please visit the Included Mapping Data page.


Sample map with new 2011 ACS Data

Territory Tools

In Maptitude 2013 it is much easier to manage territories. For each territory you can view demographic totals (e.g., high-income earners) and a count of the number of combined zones (such as Postal/ZIP Codes). In addition, there is control over the toggling between territories of your zones, allowing you to manage territory overlap.

The Maptitude Mappings Software Selection Toolbar keeps track of the number of records and a running total

Drive-Time Rings and Routing

Shortest Route

The revamped Shortest Path Toolbox creates routes and shortest paths with improved speed and efficiency. In addition:

  • Create routes from specific points, in addition to node locations, allowing point-to-point shortest path calculations
  • Save routes as selection sets
Drive-Time Rings

Enhancements to the Network Bands tool reinforce its ability to create the most accurate drive-time ring analysis on the market. There are now almost no "spikes" or "islands" in the rings created by Maptitude. In addition:

  • The maximum ring size increased to 500 miles or 240 minutes
  • The maximum number of rings increased to 40

The drive-time rings that are produced by Maptitude are the most accurate of those in any mapping software, and take into account individual streets in the calculations of those locations that can be reached within the time or distance specified.

Other New Features

Export Layers as Google Earth Documents

Maptitude 2013 supports layer conversions to Google Earth Documents (*.kml,*.kmz) via Tools-Export.

Date and Time Support

Maptitude supports date and time field types natively and in external data sources such as dBASE, Excel, Oracle, SQL Server, and in any ODBC compliant database.

64-bit Windows 8

Maptitude 2013 supports the latest Windows operating systems, file types, and common design elements. Maptitude 2013 runs as a 32-bit or 64-bit application on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP. The many advantages of a 64-bit Maptitude include: the ability to save to much higher resolution images; the capability to use more memory than the previous 4GB 32-bit limit; and being able to open/import files via 64-bit Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel and Access).

Click here to see features that were new to Version 2012.