Maptitude Newsletter
  July 2011
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Maptitude Classroom Training:
Updated Curriculum for 6.0

Maptitude Training DatesThe next scheduled instructor-led training courses will be June 27-29 in Newton, MA (USA) and December 12-13, in London (UK). Advance registration is required.

The new and updated curriculum reflects the features in the recently released Maptitude 6.0.

Space is limited, so register online as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call Maptitude Training (USA) at +1 617-527-4700, or send an e-mail to


Caliper also offers several training options:  

 • Instructor-led classroom training
 • Private training
 • Web-based training

 • Free Learning Resources


Free Mapping Resources:

This month's free resource is a new training video:

Maptitude for UK Boundary Revisions UK Boundary Revisions with Maptitude for Redistricting 6.0

Maptitude Testimonial
Motorola, Inc.

"I have been extremely happy with the purchase of Maptitude ... I felt that Maptitude's functionality gave us the most bang for the buck.

Creating maps is very easy, not only because the User's Guide that comes with the software is helpful, but the training offered is top notch ... All in all we couldn't be happier with our purchase." More...

Submit your testimonial here. Published testimonials receive a free copy of the latest US or UK postal geography! 

Did You Know?
Ctrl+Tab to Navigate Windows

Did You KnowYou can use Ctrl+Tab on your keyboard to cycle through the Maptitude windows (maps, dataviews, layouts, charts) that you have open in your workspace.

Maptitude in the News:
The Spokesman-Review: Eye on Boise: North Idaho representation on redistricting panel down
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest: Why there'll be no Ada-Canyon congressional district
Idaho Mountain Express: Heading for Change
Magic Valley Times-News: New program lets Idahoans have their say on redistricting legislative power
Featured Data Product:
State Legislative Districts and 111th Congressional Districts

The Legislative Districts DVD is now available for the entire USA or for a single US state.

Congressional District MapThe Legislative Districts DVD is packed with essential information for corporate legislative affairs departments, lobbyists, political consultants, political parties, and anyone else involved in political affairs. The product has been updated to reflect the latest 2010 boundaries and current US Congressmen's names and office addresses.

You will be able to answer questions such as "In whose districts are my addresses located?" or "In which districts should I expend the most effort?"

Also included are 2010 Census population counts for the total population, for those 18 and over, and for race and ethnicity, and also total housing units broken down by whether they are vacant or occupied.

Price: US$2,995 for the entire USA, US$495 per US State. Please call Caliper (USA) at +1 617-527-4700 to place your order.

Tech Tip:
Inserting a Vector Graphic into PowerPoint and Ungrouping Shapes

Maptitude GIS MapMaptitude allows you to save a map as an Enhanced Metafile (*.EMF). An Enhanced Metafile is a graphics file format that contains vector graphics and prevents any image fuzziness.

Another benefit of saving a map as an EMF is that the image can be ungrouped in applications such as Microsoft Office. The following steps walk you through this task:

1. Choose File-New, choose Map, then choose General Purpose Map and follow the prompts to map your area of interest.

2. Choose File-Save As, or click the right mouse button on the map window and choose Save As. Maptitude displays the Save As dialog box.

3. Choose Enhanced Metafile from the Files of Type drop-down list, type a new name for the file, and click Save

4. Once you have inserted your EMF into an Office Document such as a PowerPoint slide, you can follow the steps in the following link to ungroup your vector map features:

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) visualizations for potential congressional seats in California

This month we showcase maps from Redistricting Partners:

Maptitude Map
San Diego Districts
Maptitude Map
Inland Empire Districts

If you would like to see your maps showcased here, please contact Caliper.


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