Maptitude® is the flagship geospatial product from Caliper Corporation. It is a Geographic Information System (GIS) that targets the business, government, and education markets. The wide range of business-relevant functionality combined with the relatively low cost, makes it a perfect replacement for Microsoft MapPoint.
These pages include various articles about using Maptitude and programming Maptitude. They also describe how to use Maptitude and the various features that are available. The following specific areas are covered:
A number of case studies demonstrate some of Maptitude’s capabilities.
Moving around in Maptitude
Data Management subjects include adding data layers, joining tables to layers, and Maptitude data tables. Maptitude also supports a sophisticated range of data selection functionality through selection sets.
As well as conventional raster layers, Maptitude supports raster map layers, such as satellite photos.
The appearance of an individual map layer is completely configurable using themes.
Maps can also be customized with annotation. Annotation takes the form of drawings, symbols and text which are not held in a traditional map layer.
Analysis Tools and Route Finding
Maptitude has a range of analysis tools including measurements, locating weighted centers, buffers, and network bands (‘drive time zones’). A number of third party tools also provide analysis of Maptitude datasets, including our MPCluster Cluster Analysis add-in.
In addition to network bands, Maptitude is also capable of routing along roads. Routing can be accessed using the API, and a number of third party tools enable batch route calculations. Examples include our MileCharter and MPMileage add-ins.
As well as the various types of maps supported by layer themes, Maptitude can display non-cartographic charts of map data, e.g. correlating two geospatial datasets.
Charts also include 3d maps such as prism maps (plot a variable as vertical bars across the map), and as Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).
Charts and maps can also be combined to produce reports and posters.