Geo Announcements: State Legislative Districts Data Products Available, Winners of the 2019 Student Paper Competition in Business Geography

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This edition of Geo Announcements features industry news from Caliper, Maptitude, Sparrow Data Solutions, Mapillary, and ThinkWhere.

Caliper is pleased to announce that the State Legislative Districts Data Product is now available for the entire USA or for a single US state. Three area databases are provided that reflect the latest boundaries for Congressional Districts, State House/Assembly (lower chamber) districts, and State Senate (upper chamber) districts. These layers are packed with essential information for corporate legislative affairs departments, lobbyists, political consultants, political parties, and anyone else involved in political affairs. Each legislative district includes 2010 Census counts for age, race, gender, ethnicity, and housing, as well as 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) data for income, occupation, education, language spoken, marital status, travel mode and time, housing value, and housing costs. By using the legislative district data with Maptitude mapping software, you will be able to answer questions such as “In which districts are my addresses located?” or “In which districts should I expend the most effort?” The price is $1,295 for the entire United States or $495 for a single state.
More: 2019 State Legislative District & Congressional District Boundaries with Census Data for Maptitude (May 10, 2019)

Ordnance Survey (OS) OpenData products in OGC GeoPackage format fully supported in Cadcorp SIS
More: Cadcorp SIS 9 service release extends support for Ordnance Survey data formats (May 9, 2019)

Caliper is excited to announce the release of new 2019 Country Packages for its Maptitude mapping software. Maptitude Country Packages bring the power and flexibility of our Maptitude product suite to a global audience and enable our customers to make geolocation-based decisions internationally. The 2019 Country Packages include 4th quarter 2018 map content. Updated map layers, such as refreshed streets and postal codes are provided for each country, as well as updated travel times and improved address matching.
More: New 2019 Maptitude Country Packages for the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and UK & Ireland (May 9, 2019)

Management and staff at Scottish GIS company thinkWhere are taking part in a number of gruelling challenges to raise funds for the humanitarian mapping charity MapAction.
More: thinkWhere Raises Funds for MapAction (May 9, 2019)

The Business Geography Specialty Group (BGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) announced the winners of the 2019 Student Paper Competition in Business Geography at the 2019 AAG Meeting in Washington DC. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in business geography including Retail, Real Estate, Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Marketing, Risk Assessment and Risk Management as well as Supply Chain Management and Logistics. The Maptitude mapping software team is proud to have provided corporate sponsorship for the Student Paper Competition. The prizes benefit students in higher education studying geography, with the goal to help develop business geography professionals. Brett Lucas, the BGSG Chair, stated, “We had a great Student Paper Competition session with many excellent presentations. Our first and second place winners were Connor Reed and Matt Sorenson, both of University of North Texas. In addition to winning cash awards, they will each receive a student license of Maptitude 2019.”
More: Maptitude Mapping Software Team Provides Awards & Prizes for 2019 AAG Student Paper Competition (May 8, 2019)

Caliper is pleased to announce that the 2019 U.S. Census Blocks Groups data layer is now available for the entire United States. The 2019 Block Group data work with the latest versions of Caliper’s Maptitude mapping software and TransCAD transportation planning software.
More: 2019 Census Block Groups Boundaries & Demographics for Maptitude (May 7, 2019)

Esri partners offer the expertise needed to solve real-world problems and grow their business. Sparrow is pleased to announce that we are now an Esri Silver Business Partner.
More: Sparrow Data Solutions Joins Esri Partner Ecosystem as an Silver business Partner (May 2, 2019)

Cadcorp PostGIS database training assists Wirral Council in migrating spatial data
More: Wirral Council GIS and IT teams migrate to PostGIS (May 2, 2019)

Caliper is excited to announce the release of new highway exit data for the United States and Canada. Users of Maptitude 2019 with the Canada or United States Country Packages can download a free point layer containing all signed and numbered highway exits within their respective country. The highway exits layer allows users to find the nearest highway interchange to a particular location or determine proximity to a desired interchange. Applications include site location assessment, commercial real estate, franchise development, and accessibility studies. The data can also be used in conjunction with the free U.S. traffic count data to determine traffic volumes around a chosen exit.
More: Free Highway Exits & Interchanges Data for Use with Maptitude 2019 (April 30, 2019)

Caliper is pleased to announce that 2019 U.S. Census Blocks layer for Maptitude is now available for the entire United States. The 2019 U.S. Census Blocks Data layer is packed with information about the US population and is essential for making accurate location-based decisions.
More: Maptitude 2019 Census Block Data (April 24, 2019)

Business analysts need to quickly manage and share their maps and data within their team. Franchisors and retailers need their maps to be updated with their latest corporate data. Hospitals and banks need the most up-to-date demographic information. Maptitude 2019 makes it easier than ever to meet these needs. Here are 4 key areas where Maptitude 2019 will prove to be critical to your organization.
More: Four Ways Maptitude 2019 Saves You Time & Money (April 22, 2019)

Departments of Transportation in Utah, Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, and Vermont upload 40 million street-level images to Mapillary to understand road safety at scale through computer vision. The images cover 270,000 miles of roads and are automatically processed with computer vision to detect guardrails, traffic signs, and pedestrians’ interactions with vehicles at scale.
More: Five US Departments of Transportation Upload 270,000 Miles of Road Data to Mapillary to Understand Road Safety (April 17, 2019)

Maptitude 2019, a major release of Caliper Corporation’s popular GIS (Geographic Information System) and mapping software, is available now. The 2019 version provides a robust new file structure that makes it simple to save and share maps in a single document. Maptitude 2019 also includes the most up-to-date and accurate data available.
More: Maptitude 2019 Is Available Now (April 4, 2019)

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