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:

Election analysis with Maptitude: Candidate votes overlain on a shaded map of political leaning. (click for larger view)

Moving around in Maptitude

We have sections discussing ‘Getting Started‘ subjects such as the Create-a-Map Wizard, and using Maptitude’s Tools and Menus; as well as Basic Map Functions such as position and scale.

Data Management

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.

an imported tile

A single image tile that has been imported into Maptitude.

As well as conventional raster layers, Maptitude supports raster map layers, such as satellite photos.

Map Appearance

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.