NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS; January 29, 2008 - Caliper Corporation is now shipping the latest version of Maptitude®, the world’s most capable and affordable mapping software. Maptitude is used to display and analyze location-based information and has applications in sectors including sales and marketing, banking and financial services, real estate and appraisal, community development, insurance, emergency services, and public health. Maptitude is a powerful geographic information system (GIS) for all types of spatial data.
Maptitude 5 features unparalleled capabilities for site evaluation, pin mapping, demographic analysis, and myriad GIS applications in business, government, and education. This new version incorporates powerful new tools that locate and analyze data to produce high quality maps. In only a few clicks Maptitude produces attractive visualizations of corporate data that show the patterns and trends and how they are influenced by a wealth of economic, demographic and geographic data.
Maptitude 5 has new travel-based tools that allow the creation of bands based on distance, time, or other costs along street lines, plus the ability to assign roads to zones or districts based on proximity to point locations such as stores.
GIS enhancements include the most powerful mapping wizard in any professional mapping product, with start-to-finish assistance for locating, thematically displaying, geographically analyzing, and mapping data. Other new features include comprehensive undo and redo for geographic and tabular editing, a map display manager, more flexible legends, improved thematic mapping, and native support for ESRI personal geodatabases, MS Access, Excel 2007, and Google Earth.
Maptitude 5 expands the astonishing amount of included data. The software now ships with 2007 Streets, October 2007 ZIP Code points and areas, MCDs and SMCDs, world landmarks, updated world places, updated telephone exchanges, and July 2006 tract, county, and state level population estimates. For the full list of included data please visit the Caliper web site.
Maptitude is .NET enabled, allowing scripting in any .NET capable language. Maptitude’s GISDK language now supports object-oriented programming, making it easier than ever to program Maptitude extensions and add-ins with re-usable GISDK classes.
The maps in Maptitude 5 provide presentation quality and user-friendly graphics right from the start, with enhanced default styles, map overview windows, and new line styles.
Maptitude 5 is available for Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista, and is compatible with a wide range of other GIS and database software.
Caliper Corporation ( www.caliper.com) is a leading developer of packaged and custom GIS products, including Maptitude, TransCAD and TransModeler. Caliper GIS software is used by more than 50,000 users in over 70 countries.
For more information, please contact Stewart Berry at 617-527-4700 or by email at Email Contact.