Maptitude Newsletter
  August 2012
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Time is running out to upgrade to Maptitude 2012 at the discounted price of US$395Maptitude Spotlight:

Special Offer: Upgrade to Maptitude 2012 for US$395

Last Chance!

For a limited time we are extending our US$395 upgrade pricing for all versions (3.x, 4.x, 5.0, and 6.0), including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada Maptitude editions. The discount saves you US$300!

Don't miss out on the wealth of new features, data, and demographics, including Census data where available, 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 September 30th, 2012.


Maptitude Classroom Training:
Updated Curriculum for Maptitude 2012

Maptitude Mapping Software Training Dates

The next scheduled instructor-led training course will be September 24-26 in Washington, DC (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 covering the fundamentals of working with Maptitude:  

 • Maptitude Basics Video

Did You Know?
Saving Workspaces  

Maptitude Mapping Software Did You KnowYou can save all your open windows (maps, dataviews, figures, and layouts) as a single workspace file (*.wrk) via File-Save Workspace As. When you open this file, Maptitude restores the windows. So, if you save a workspace and then immediately close Maptitude, you do not need to save each individual window when prompted. 

Maptitude News & Press:

Caliper Offers New Canada Data for Use with the Latest Maptitude  

Caliper Releases July 2012 ZIP Code Boundaries with Business Counts and Commuting Types   

Caliper @ Election Center 28th Annual National Conference, Boston MA – August 14-17, 2012

More Maptitude News...

Featured Data Product:

New! Packages for Australia, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and United States 

Sample Maptitude 2012 UK MapDo you have global customers or assets in multiple countries? If so, the new Maptitude Country Packages will allow you to quickly and easily support your international mapping requirements.

Each Package includes access to an up-to-date NAVTEQ® database, allowing accurate address locating and street visualization, plus robust data on which to calculate driving routes and travel time rings. Also included from NAVTEQ® are building footprints for many urban locations, railroads, and comprehensive named landmarks that range from public facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and retail stores. Also shipped are postal data and, where available, detailed demographics.  

Each Package covers a single country. Maptitude ships with one Package of your choice, and additional countries can be purchased separately. Upgrades are available from versions 5.0 and 6.0 for customers owning Maptitude, Maptitude for Great Britain, Maptitude for Australia, and Maptitude for Canada.   

Price: US$695. Place your order online at the Caliper Store Now.

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Tech Tip:
Mapping MSAs, ZIP Code Points, & 3-Digit ZIP Codes (United States)

Map of metropolitan and micropolitan CBSAs

Maps are composed of different types of information and Maptitude organizes all of these map features into layers. When you create or work with a map, you choose the layers you want to see and decide how each layer should look.

There are layers that are not used in the default maps such as U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), 5-digit ZIP Code points, and 3-Digit ZIP Codes. These layers are included with Maptitude and can be added to any map.

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, and choose an Area to Display in the Map.

3. Click Next> and click Finish.

4. Choose Map-Layers from the menu, and then choose Add Layer.

5. Browse to the c:\ccdata\ folder (the default location Maptitude uses to install layer files) and choose Geographic File as the file type.

6. Choose one or more geographic files such as ccCBSA.Cdf which contains US Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); or ccZIP5Pt.Cdf for ZIP Code points; or ccZIP3.Cdf for 3-Digit ZIP Code areas.

7. Click Open. Map layers in the geographic files are added to the layers in the map. 

8. Click Close. Maptitude draws the map with the new layers. The layer list in the Display Manager is updated to include the added layers. If you save the workspace, the new layers will automatically be included in the map the next time you open the workspace.

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Economically Distressed U.S. Counties

This month we showcase maps of Economically Distressed Counties. The maps were created using the HEPGIS, which is an interactive, web-based GIS provided by the FHWA and which is powered by the Caliper web mapping engine.

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


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