Caliper Corporation, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Newton, MA, is a technology leader in the development of geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation software. Caliper is also a highly regarded consulting and R&D provider offering professional services in quantitative management consulting, transportation, and decision support systems development. Caliper software products are supported with extensive technical services in GIS applications and training, database development and software customization.
Caliper is the developer of TransCAD® Transportation Planning Software, TransModeler® Traffic Simulation Software, and Maptitude® Geographic Information System Software packages.
Maptitude Geographic Information System (GIS) software provides everything you need to realize the benefits of desktop mapping and spatial analysis with a single, easy-to-use package.
For South Africa, a FREE Country Package is available that includes a detailed street layer with addresses for pin-mapping (geocoding) and travel time information for computing routes and drive-time rings. Also included are building footprints for many urban locations, railroads, and comprehensive named landmarks that range from public facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and retail stores.
In addition, Caliper has created a Download Free Layers Add-In for Maptitude that provides easy access to no-cost web-based data-sources. This tool downloads detailed data including streets, landmarks, natural features, railways and postal code points for Congo, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, and Somalia. In addition, you can download political boundaries for most of Africa including Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.
Maptitude also supports dozens of geographic file formats, table formats, and raster image formats.