MA (USA) - Maptitude for Great Britain 6.0 continues to provide
easy-to-use yet powerful mapping tools for the UK. This release
provides significant new features, as well as updated data and
demographics. New and improved features include:
- Improved Create-a-Map Wizard:
Create-a-Map Wizard is now more robust and easier to use than ever.
When you map your own data, each step includes images and descriptive
text for the various options so that you can understand and envision
what each step will accomplish and determine what is best for your
particular project. Further, the Create-a-Map Wizard maps display the latest geography and use the
extensive style improvements of Maptitude 6.0 allowing you to quickly
create professional and attractive maps.
- New Default Maps and Data:
New U.K. data sets provide access to up-to-date geographic information.
Maptitude now includes a 2010 Ordnance Survey map, allowing accurate
postcode locating and street visualization, plus robust data on which to
calculate best routes, driving-distance rings, and driving-distance
Other new U.K. layers from Ordnance Survey include building
footprints for urban locations, motorways, railroads, and landmarks. The
Points of Interest layers contain hundreds of thousands of locations
that range from community services to landmarks including schools,
hospitals, and heritage sites.
Maptitude for Great Britain 6.0 also ships with the latest quarter of postcode updates, ensuring
that you are using the latest data. The postal boundaries include
Sectors, Districts and Areas for Great Britain all with 2007 official
estimates for population, age groups, and gender. There is also an
updated point database of postcodes.
- Enhanced Labeling Capabilities:
Maptitude 6.0 has one of the most sophisticated labeling engines of
any mapping software on the market. A complete overhaul of label
handling for Maptitude 6.0 provides significantly improved label drawing
performance. The automated Smart Alignment feature reduces label
conflicts by intelligently placing labels around, along, and inside map
features, while maximizing the number of items for which a label is
- Territory Tools:
In Maptitude 6.0 it is now possible to create overlapping territories
or territories based on streets.
There is a new Wizard for importing your data directly into a new territory layer. The tool can also create your
districts based on selection sets. Further, the districts you create can
be non-topological and overlap in as many places as required, and can be
visualized using a new edge-based color theme.
Your territories can be stored natively in Maptitude or in formats
including Shapefile, Oracle Spatial, or SQL Server Spatial. These
districts can also be manipulated, or created from scratch, using the
new non-topological editing capabilities.
The new street-based territory creation tool provides advanced
zone creation capabilities. You can create districts around locations
based on the time or distance it takes to travel along roads. Such
districts can be weighted by the size of the facility, the number of
clients, or the amount of revenue, ensuring that the most successful locations
proportionately dominate smaller ones.
Additional information on the new features in Maptitude for Great Britain
6.0 are available on the New Features page
of the Caliper web site.
Caliper is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS
software, including Maptitude®, Maptitude for Redistricting, TransCAD®, and TransModeler®. Caliper software is used by more than 75,000 users in over 70 countries.