Learn how Maptitude can help your organization:
Caliper continues to offer new country packages for use with Maptitude, including:
Featured Data Product:
ZIP Codes (USA) with 2010 Census Demographics
The ZIP Code data product comes with Census demographic data at no additional cost, including fields for income, age, race, gender, ethnicity, and households. Newly included with this latest release are fields for occupation, education, language spoken, marital status, travel mode, and housing value.
If you make business decisions based on postal data, Caliper quarterly ZIP Code updates will ensure you are using the latest information. The 5-digit ZIP Code Boundaries Data 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 3-digit and 5-digit ZIP Code areas include the number of businesses by detailed industry type (Retail, Finance, etc.), along with numbers of employees and annual payrolls. The ZIP Codes are also classified by their rural-urban commuting characteristics.
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Counts of Locations by Regular Grid Cells
It is often useful to see your data with a regular grid. For example you could count the number of your facilities per square mile or see how the average home value varies over a square kilometer grid.
The following steps walk you through this task:
1. Open or create a map with at least one point layer and, if necessary, create a selection set for the point layer you will use.
2. Choose Tools-Geographic Utilities-Create Vector Grid.
3. In the Create Vector Grid dialog box, choose the Area for the grid type, choose the Cover the map window with cells of fixed size method, and type 1 in both the X and Y Grid Spacing edit boxes.
4. Click OK. Maptitude displays the Save As dialog box. Choose a folder, type a file name for the new grid layer, and click Save.
Maptitude creates an area grid using your map units (miles, kilometers, etc.) and adds it to the map.
5. Choose the new grid layer from the drop-down list on the Standard toolbar.
6. Choose Tools-Geographic Analysis-Overlay to display the Overlay dialog box.
7. Choose the point layer from the Layer drop-down list and, if necessary, a selection set from the Include drop-down list.
8. Check the Count the Number of Features box and click OK. Maptitude displays the Save As dialog box. Choose a folder, type a file name for the overlay data table, and click Save.
Maptitude creates a table with the overlay data, joins
it to the grid layer, and displays the joined view in
You can add a color theme using the count field in the grid layer to see the overlay results on the map. You may need to move the grid layer up in the drawing order so that it displays under the other layers in your map, or you can apply transparency to the theme styles to allow other layers to be partially visible.
Featured Maptitude Maps:
"Battles to Shape Maps, and Congress, Go to Courts" -NY Times
This month we showcase maps featured in the New York Times in a report on the once-a-decade process of redrawing Congressional districts. The Maptitude for Redistricting GIS Software is used by a supermajority of the state legislatures, political parties, and public interest groups for political redistricting.
If you would like to see your maps showcased here, please contact Caliper.
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