Maptitude Newsletter
  May 2012
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Maptitude 2012 Is Here

Maptitude Spotlight:

Upgrade to Maptitude 2012 (USA) for US$395: Last Chance!

For a limited time we are extending our US$395 discounted upgrade pricing for all Maptitude users (versions 3.x, 4.x, 5.0, and 6.0). In addition, each order will also include a free US ZIP Code update: a US$195 value! The combination of the discount and free data saves you US$495!

Don't miss out on the wealth of new features, data, and demographics, including U.S. Census 2010 data, that are part of Maptitude 2012. Please visit our online store to order. Volume discounts are available by calling U.S. Sales at +1 617-527-4700.

Limited time offer:
Valid until May 31, 2012 for versions 3.x and 4.x; August 31, 2012 for 5.0.


Maptitude Classroom Training:
Updated Curriculum for Maptitude 2012

Maptitude Mapping Software Training DatesThe next scheduled instructor-led training courses will be July 23-25 in Newton, MA (USA). Advance registration is required.

The new and updated curriculum reflects the features in Maptitude 2012.

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 the New Features Overview PDF that details the extensive capabilities of Maptitude 2012:

What's New in Maptitude 2012 (PDF)

Did You Know?
Working Map Layer  

Maptitude Mapping Software Did You KnowMany issues can be resolved by checking that you have the correct layer as the working layer. The name of the working layer is shown in the drop-down list on the Standard toolbar. You change the working layer by choosing one of the visible layers in a map from the drop-down list. 

Maptitude in the News:

New York City Board of Elections Reprecincts with Maptitude Precinct and Election Management

Maptitude for Redistricting is Playing a Key Role in Redistricting Litigation 

Missoulian: Speak up on redistricting maps Redistricting: Making it fair for Montanans

More Maptitude News...
Featured Data Product:
Quarterly ZIP Codes (USA) with Census Demographic Data 

Census ZIP Code Maptitude Map

Do you make business decisions based on postal data? If so, Caliper quarterly ZIP Code updates will ensure you are using the latest data. The 5-digit ZIP Code Boundaries Data CD contains a nationwide area database with ZIP Codes for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories. It also includes a point database of ZIP Code centroids and 3-digit ZIP Code Areas for the entire country. Caliper updates this file quarterly to provide up-to-date access to United States Postal Service changes.

The Data CD ships with Census demographic data at no additional cost, including new fields for household income from the 2010 5-year American Community Survey and new fields for age, race, gender, Hispanic origin, households by type, and housing tenure from the 2010 Census.

Price: US$195

Tech Tip:
Using Chart Themes to Show Positive and Negative Data for Locations on a Map

Maptitude Mapping Software Chart Theme

Maptitude provides many tools that allow you to thematically visualize and differentiate your data. These include thematic maps and selection filters.

The Map Theme tools support several types of theme on each map layer, allowing data to be categorized based on more than one field, such as quarterly revenue losses and gains. 

The following steps walk you through this task:

1. Choose File-New, choose Map from the New File dialog box, and click OK. This brings you to the Create-a-Map Wizard.

2. Choose the Map of my own data option.

3. Browse for the Excel file containing your data. Choose the sheet in the Excel workbook that contains your data and has fields such as ZIP Code, State, or Country. Click OK.

4. Click Next until you reach the Type of Map step in the Create-a-Map Wizard.

5. Choose the Show ZIP Code (or State, Country, etc.) boundaries option and click Next.

6. Choose Chart Theme for the theme type and choose one or more fields. Click Next and click Finish. Maptitude creates a map of your data.

7. Double click the Theme branch for the working layer in the Display Manager.

8. Change the Chart Type to a vertical or horizontal bar chart and click OK.     

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Solar Jobs by US State

This month we showcase a Maptitude map of the top 20 US states by number of solar jobs. The map was created by Mike Meuser at MapCruzin.

Maptitude Map of Solar Jobs

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


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