For Immediate Release
December 2, 2014

Maptitude Provides Land Mapping for Smarter Energy Market Management

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - Maptitude is a robust and easy-to-use professional mapping tool that can be used within the energy industry. The extensive capabilities of Maptitude allow you to geographically understand and analyze relationships among the varied energy sectors and uncover answers to energy market questions. Maptitude costs only US$695 and is packaged as a one-stop-solution, shipping with all the tools required by energy analysts and policymakers for site assessment, data sharing, and visualization.

Site Assessment

Maptitude is an indispensable tool for site assessment and environmental impact studies. For example, Maptitude can assist in locating nuclear reactors by identifying sites away from areas of high population density and man-made hazards, while overlaying seismic, meteorological, geological, and hydrological map layers.

Renewable energy systems are vulnerable to weather and climatic conditions, but combining renewable energy sources into a hybrid system such as solar-wind helps mitigate these dependencies. Maptitude is well suited to mapping locations with favorable energy potential, and for geographically exploring related environmental and economic considerations. For example, Maptitude can map topography and proximity to electric transmission lines when exploring locations for a wind farm.

Data sharing

Maptitude provides a platform that supports data sharing for community outreach, as well as for business data access, asset management, network information updates, customer identification, and report preparation. Maptitude supports location queries and has one of the largest file format import/export libraries in the industry that encompasses GPS, CAD and GIS file types.

Transmission and distribution field technicians can use the GIS visualizations and accurate GPS support provided by Maptitude to assist with work order management. Maptitude can provide detailed national street maps (for the USA, Canada, and more...) that are useful when managing staff in the field, especially when they are on loan for emergencies from other states and countries.


Maptitude combines a comprehensive map database with an attractive and easy to use graphical interface for viewing and manipulating data. When combined with your own or 3rd party energy market data you can enhance network maps and business information with weather intelligence, topography, rights-of-way, and field data.

With Maptitude you can create polished reports with a single click, allowing direct sharing of geographic analyses. You can seamlessly switch map backgrounds to show aerial photo-imagery or terrain, adding realistic and relatable elements to presentations.

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About Caliper

Caliper Corporation develops state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability, Maptitude is designed to be a cost-effective, professional mapping software product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.

Caliper is a privately held corporation and is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS software.

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