For Immediate Release
November 21, 2008

Massachusetts High Technology Council uses Maptitude Maps to Rank Elected Officials

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - The Massachusetts High Technology Council (MHTC) has recently released their latest MassTrack Legislative Scorecard, and uses Maptitude for the Web to visualize these rankings for every community in the Commonwealth.

The MassTrack scorecard measures the support of cities, towns, and legislators for the priorities of the local technology economy and is available at These rankings are accessible via interactive maps that use Caliper Corporation's Maptitude for the Web, an easy-to-use mapping software platform that lets web developers publish geographic data.

The biennial scorecard gave legislators an average 42 percent for their performance in the 2007-2008 session. That’s down significantly from an average 75 percent ranking in 2006, as discussed in the Boston Business Journal.

Maptitude for the Web has enabled the MHTC to clearly convey statewide information that is crucial to their organizational goals. A fast and easily navigable interface insures that critical factors affecting the Commonwealth's technology sector are available for querying and comparison by decision makers and the general public.

For more information on Maptitude for the Web, please visit the Caliper web site ( or contact Caliper Sales at 617-527-4700, or by email at

About Caliper:
Caliper Corporation, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Newton, MA, is an acknowledged technology leader in the development of geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation software. The highly acclaimed Caliper mapping software suite includes Maptitude, TransCAD, and TransModeler, which are used by more than 70,000 users in over 70 countries.

Maptitude for the Web provides compelling and attractive maps and the tools to readily integrate custom geographic data, plus special capabilities for designing and running interactive web mapping applications and services. Caliper web applications can be programmed in Python, PHP and ASP.NET. They support input data in many formats, including Shapefiles, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, and output formats that include HTML, REST, SOAP, JSON, RSS, and XML. On the client side, Caliper web applications integrate with Javascript libraries (JQuery, Dojo, and the Google Map API.)

About The Massachusetts High Technology Council:
The Massachusetts High Technology Council, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan lobbying organization that represents the Commonwealth's - and the world's - leading technology companies. Founded in 1977, the Council is composed of CEO-level executives, making it nimble, results-oriented, and unbowed by political risk as it works to support policies and initiatives that benefit all sectors of the state's diverse technology economy.