Maptitude Newsletter
  December 2011
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Maptitude Classroom Training:
Updated Curriculum for 6.0

Maptitude Training Dates

The next scheduled instructor-led training courses will be  December 12-13 (2011), in London (UK) and January 23-25 (2012) in Newton, MA (USA). Advance registration is required.

The new and updated curriculum reflects the features in Maptitude 6.0.

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 release of two new web pages that further detail the extensive capabilities of Maptitude:

 • Enterprise GIS
 • Territory Mapping


The newly released 112th US Congressional Districts Data Disc contains a nationwide area database with boundaries of the 112th (2010-2012) Congressional Districts. It also includes demographic data from the 2010 US Census, income data from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, and information on the representative for each district.

You can use the Congressional Districts layer with Maptitude to tag your customers or locations with their Congressional District, to map districts by party, or to analyze the demographics by representative. More...

Did You Know?
Default Styles  

Did You KnowYou can use the Edit-Preferences menu item to choose the default styles used in maps. Simply choose the style you would like, such as those for Color Themes, and they will be used the next time you create a theme.

Maptitude in the News:
The Spokesman Review: Idaho Supreme Court sets redistricting arguments
GISCafe: Maptitude 6.0's unlimited geocoding and more for one-stop geospatial shoppers Salisbury redistricting briefing is today Minneapolis readies web pages for input on redistricting
Featured Data Product:
2010 U.S. Census Blocks DVD 

Census Blocks Map

The 2010 U.S. Census Blocks DVD is now available for the entire USA.

The 2010 U.S. Census Blocks Data DVD is packed with information about the US population and is essential for making accurate location-based decisions. The product has been updated to reflect the latest 2010 boundaries and US data.

The CD contains a nationwide area database with over 11 million Census Blocks and 2010 Census demographic data. Blocks are the smallest area for which the US Census Bureau collects information, and they are a subdivision of Census Block Groups and Tracts.

You will be able to answer questions such as "How many potential customers live within half a mile of my store?" or "In which location should we expand our market?"

Included are 2010 Census counts for 147 fields that include total population, age, gender, race and ethnicity, and also total housing units broken down by whether they are vacant or occupied.

Price: US$795. Place your order online at the Caliper Store.

Tech Tip:
Using Themes to Show More Than One Field of Data for Points on a Map

Display bivariate themes by using color and patternsMaptitude 6.0 provides many tools that allow you to thematically visualize and differentiate your data (see the training video). 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 revenue by store type. 

The following steps walk you through this task:

1. Work through the Tech Tip in the August 2010 Maptitude Newsletter. Once you have completed these steps, you will have applied a pattern theme to a point layer of your data.

2. Choose Map-Color Theme from the menu; choose the Field you want displayed in the legend; choose List of Values as the method for category/type data, or Optimal Breaks for numeric data; choose a number of classes, and click the Style tab. Click Next >> on the style tab to choose the Color Set that you prefer. 

3. Click OK. Each location is represented as both a color and a letter in the map, which is also listed in the legend with the corresponding feature name/identifier.

4. In the Display Manager, click on the plus symbols for Your Data layer to view the Theme styles. You can click on each theme class style icon to change individual styles.

Featured Maptitude Maps:
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Maps

This month we showcase Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission maps created with Maptitude for Redistricting:



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


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