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Maptitude Comments

Maptitude use in Public Health

about Maptitude · ·

I have taught courses in the use of GIS in public health for 15 years. The software includes Mapinfo, ArcGIS, the old Arcview, and Maptitude by Caliper Corporation in Massachusetts, USA. I have taught semester long courses at the University of Washington, many one day to 2 week long intensive courses to university students, public health practitioners of all types from program administrators to PhD epidemiologists/ bio-statisticians. When I have taught ArcGIS it tends to become shelf-ware. When busy public health practitioners go back to their workplaces there is neither the time or the local expertise to help them progress to using the software on their own. This is not the case with Maptitude. In a week long course by Wednesday students are beginning to get enough confidence with ArcGIS to actually think about the content of the exercises I use. But by Friday there are still often very shaky. With Maptitude this transition happens by Monday afternoon. By Friday, they are practically GIS experts. As far as ease of use and the availability of excellent documentation, Maptitude is the leader. With regard to functionality for public health work, I'd say the same. Software developers seem to forget that the intended users are not interested in falling in love with their software - they have real work to be done with deadlines and limited resources. In public health there is usually no one in your organization to make the maps for you much less do for you any spatial analysis or modelling. Caliper Cooperation seems to have not forgotten that software is only as good as its capacity to be used. Sometimes it seems that using ArcGIS requires one to be a cryptographer to figure out what to do next or where such and such a tool really is. Maptitude on the other hand has an intuitive user interface with supporting documentation easily readable by non-specialists but complete enough for specialists. Further, most data other GIS packages can use, Maptitude can use as well. Oh - and it is less than 1/2 the price of the competition and with a lot of data to get started.
[Edited by RHoskins, August 14]



Comment by PaulLu
about Maptitude · Jul 2015 ·

Caliper®’s Maptitude® product was brought to my attention in September 2014, when I was looking for an alternative for MapPoint. Since then I have used the program in my work as a logistics consultant on many projects both in Europe and in the USA and would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a professional, yet not complicated desktop GIS system. The display options allow to incorporate Bing, Open Street or Google maps; extra map layers for a wide range of countries can be imported via a built in download free layers add-in. A Translate Menus: (Dutch) Add-In creates a short-cut on your desktop to run Maptitude® with the menu items translated to Dutch.

Maptitude® offers a wide range of standard features and powerful analysis tools; complemented with the special tools provided by Mapping-Tools .com allowing to batch calculate mileages and to execute cluster analysis, Maptitude® provides an easy accessible professional GIS application.

Author works as a logistics consultant in the Netherlands, focusing on supply chain projects, e.g. delivery network restructuring, location analysis and building Excel models to analyse logistics projects and visualize the results in Maptitude®.


Maptitude Great value

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Maptitude provides extensive functionality and a wealth of data at a fraction of the price of it's main rivals. Highly recommend it.


best GIS

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... at least two standard deviations better than the rest!