News and musings from the world of Mapping-Tools.com / Winwaed Software Technology LLC
Over the next few weeks, I'm rolling out a series of updates to the Mapping-Tools product line of tools and extensions for Microsoft MapPoint. Most of these fix a problem seen during the installer which appears on user accounts with restricted permissions. This fix has also been released in MPRouteWriter 3.6.
Today, MPCluster v2.3 was released. This performs cluster analysis in your MapPoint datasets.
See http://www.mpcluster.com for further information and a free trial download.
I am currently working on v3 of MPSuperShape. This will be a free upgrade for existing licensed users of MPSuperShape v2.*, but it will include support for Windows 8 and a few relatively minor additions.
The Windows 8 support is requiring a complete rewrite of the projection/coordinate system support in the ESRI 'Shape' (SHP) file and MapInfo 'MIF' import/export options. This is where I need the beta testers.
The new version will continue to support multiple coordinate systems
We have just released a major new version of MPMileage: v2.
MPMileage is a batch mileage calculation tool for lists of point-to-point routes. Routes are stored in a database, and the results are written to this same database. MPMileage supports all of MapPoint's routing options and can also calculate travel times and estimated route costs. MPMileage can also run multiple MapPoint instances in parallel, resulting in significantly faster processing times on a modern multi-core PC.
MPCluster v2.0 has been released. MPCluster is our cluster analysis add-in for Microsoft MapPoint. v2.0 adds a number of new options including the ability to write the cluster run parameters to Exce and more management options, but the biggest improvement is internal. The addition of multi-threading means MPCluster v2.0 can take advantage of modern multi-core PCs for greatly enhanced processing.
Licenses cost US$100 (free for existing users), and there is a free 14 day trial.
We can now supply Microsoft MapPoint 2011 North America or Europe at US$224/license - this is a reduction of over US$60.
Details here: Purchase Microsoft MapPoint 2011