Maptitude Newsletter
  April 2012
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Maptitude 2012 Is HereMaptitude Spotlight:

Maptitude Creating Jobs Nationwide 

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a Maptitude for the Web application to determine if a property qualifies as low income (under the New Markets Venture Capital Program) or whether an address is in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB Zones).

The HUBZone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. The powerful Maptitude HUBZone Mapping tool can be seen in action here.

Maptitude for the Web has all of the tools you need to create compelling and attractive maps, plus special capabilities for designing and running interactive web mapping applications and GIS web services. For more information on Maptitude for the Web, click here.


Maptitude Classroom Training:
Updated Curriculum for Maptitude 2012

Maptitude Training DatesThe next scheduled instructor-led training courses will be May 21-23 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 a new training video for the Australian version of Maptitude 2012:

Maptitude 2012 for Australia Maptitude 2012 for Australia Video

Did You Know?
Context-Sensitive Menu Help  

Did You KnowBy highlighting any menu item with your mouse and pressing the F1 key, you get context-sensitive help. So if you are interested in what a particular menu item does, pressing F1 opens the electronic help to the exact section that you need. 

Maptitude in the News:

Helena Independent Record: Fair for all Montanans

Rutgers Focus: Newark and Camden Law Schools Join Forces to Assist NJ Congressional Redistricting Commission 

Tampa Bay Times: Highlights of the Supreme Court ruling on redistricting

Directions Magazine: Integrating Social Survey Data and GIS

More Maptitude News...
Featured Data Product:
U.S. Census 2010 School Districts

Census 20120 School Districts MapThe 2010 U.S. School Districts Data Disc is now available for purchase!

The DVD contains three nationwide map layers of elementary, secondary, and unified school districts, all of which include data from the 2010 Census and income data from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates.

The data is delivered on a single DVD and contains 2304 Elementary School Districts, 514 Secondary School Districts, and 10,890 Unified School Districts.

The product ships with Census 2010 and ACS demographic data at no additional cost, including fields for income, age, race, gender, housing, and ethnicity. 

Price: US$250. Place your order online at the Caliper Store Now.
Buy Maptitude Mapping Software Data

Tech Tip:
Creating Masks to Show Only Your Area of Interest

Mask MapMaptitude 2012 provides a new, and much faster, masking tool (see the training video).

The new mask tool has been completely overhauled in Maptitude 2012, and allows you to quickly hide the portion of a may you do not wish to display. 

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 General Purpose Map option, then choose A County, type the name of a county (e.g., Cook IL) in the Name box, click Next, and click Finish.

3. Choose County as the working layer from the drop-down list on the toolbar.

4. If the Selection toolbar is not open, choose Tools-Selection. Click Select by Pointing Button on the Selection toolbar to activate the Select by Pointing tool.

5. Click on a County to select it. This will be the county used for masking.

6. Choose Tools-Geographic Utilities-Mask.

7. Choose Selection from the Selection drop-down list.

8. Click OK. Maptitude creates the mask and adds it to the map so that only your County is visible.  

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Maptitude Online Redistricting Videos

This month we showcase a series of videos demonstrating how to use the Maptitude Online Redistricting software and created by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.

Link to page with Rose Institute Videos

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


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