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    April 2013
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Maptitude 2013 Is HereMaptitude Spotlight:
Using Outdated Data & Technology? Upgrade to Maptitude 2013!

Users of Maptitude 2012 and Maptitude 6.0 can still get our US$395 reduced upgrade pricing. This deal saves you US$300! Upgrade now to avoid being caught out by using last year's features and data.

Also, each US order will include a free US ZIP Code update: a US$250 value! The combination of the offer and free data saves you US$550!

Maptitude 2013 is a major new release. Don't miss out on the most detailed and accurate data and demographics ever included. 

For more information please visit us here.

For pricing and ordering information please visit the Mapping Software Storee-mail Maptitude Sales, or call U.S. Sales at +1 617-527-4700. 

Limited Offer: Valid for Maptitude 6.0 or later. Restrictions Apply.

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Maptitude Classroom Training:
Limited Availability! Maptitude 2013 Training:
Maptitude USA Flag Boston MA (May 6th-8th)

Maptitude Mapping Software Training DatesThe next scheduled instructor-led training courses will be May 6-8 in Newton, MA (USA). Advance registration is required.

The new and updated curriculum reflects the features in Maptitude 2013.

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 Software Webinars

Free Mapping Resources:

This month's free resource is the release of a video detailing the extensive capabilities of Maptitude 2013 for managing and creating territories. The video has been updated to explain how to create freehand/manual territories:  

 • Free Mapping Software Video

Featured Data Product:
113th Congressional Districts (USA)
NEW: Boundaries Reflect Redistricting Changes; Now Includes 5-Digit ZIP Code-to-District Lookup Table!!
Maptitude Congressional District Map

The 113th Congressional Districts DVD is now available for the entire USA. These are the most accurate boundaries available, reflecting our expertise in the field as the market leading redistricting software package.

The Congressional Districts DVD is packed with essential information for corporate legislative affairs departments, lobbyists, political consultants, political parties, and anyone else involved in political affairs. 

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

The 113th Congressional Districts Data contains a nationwide area database with boundaries of the 113th (2012-2014) Congressional Districts. It also includes demographic data from the 2010 Census and from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. 

A major new enhancement is the inclusion of the list of congressional districts that intersect each 5-Digit ZIP Code. Up to 4 Congressional districts are listed along with their percentage overlap.    

Price: US$495 for the entire USA. Order online at the Caliper Store Now or call Maptitude Sales (USA) at +1 617-527-4700.

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Tech Tip:
Assigning Postal/ZIP Codes to Stores & Sales Representatives

Often there is a need to assign the areas that are closest to a location. For example, you may have a list of stores or employees and would like to see all the postal areas color-coded based on which location they are closest to.

Map and dataview showing tagged values

Maptitude lets you fill a field in a map layer table with data from another layer by using the Edit-Fill-Tag tool. You can, for example, fill in a field with the name of the nearest feature in another map layer or with the distance to the nearest feature in another map layer. This is called tagging. For example, suppose you are looking at a table of customers. You could fill in one column in the table with the distance to the nearest store and a second column with the name of the nearest store (Maptitude Video). 

The following steps illustrate how to tag areas using points by walking you through using the tagging tool in Maptitude 2013:

  1. Locate your point locations (e.g. addresses) on a map as a new layer.

  2. In the Display Manager (Map-Display Manager), right-click on the area layer you want to tag. This is often a postal layer such as "5-Digit ZIP Code" in the USA. Choose New Dataview from the menu.

  3. Choose Dataview-Modify Table. If the table is read only check your Edit-Preferences-File Sharing settings or contact

  4. Click Add Field in the Modify Table window. Type a name for the new field by replacing the default "Field_1" text; change the Type to be Character (if you will be tagging with text data such as a name). You may also want to change the width depending on the information you will be tagging. Click OK.

  5. Scroll to the right of the dataview and highlight your new field by clicking on the field name. 

  6. Maptitude fill dialog box with map tag optionChoose Edit-Fill-Tag from the menu.

  7. Choose your point layer (e.g. stores) from the Using layer drop-down list.

  8. Choose the field from your point layer (e.g. store name) to use to tag each area from the Tag with drop-down list.

  9. Click OK. Maptitude fills the field you highlighted with data from the chosen field in the point layer.

  10. Close the Dataview window.

  11. Choose Map-Color Theme; choose your new field for Field; and choose List of Values for the Method. Click OK.

Maptitude displays your postal/ZIP Codes shaded with colors based upon the closest point location to each postal area.

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Sustainable Real Estate

This month we showcase Maptitude maps published in the The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, and cited in The Economist. In the first, "Wind Farm Announcements and Rural Home Prices", the study examines the announcement affect of a proposed wind farm development on an 11,000-acre ranch in Northern Colorado on surrounding rural housing prices. In the second, "Location Efficiency and Default", a sample of over 40,000 home loans in Chicago, Jacksonville, and San Francisco, was used to model the probability of loan default.

Maptitude Wind Farm Map  Maptitude Mortgage Default Map

Wind Farm Announcements and Rural Home Prices (Steven P. Laposa and Andrew Mueller)
Location efficiency and default (Stephanie Rauterkus, Grant Thrall, and Eric Hangen)

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


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