Caliper Announces New Zealand Data Disk for Use with Maptitude and TransCAD

Boston, MA (USA) - August 12, 2008 - Caliper Corporation, a worldwide leader in GIS, transportation and mapping software, is pleased to announce a detailed data product for New Zealand. These data allow the creation of maps down to local level areas for anywhere in New Zealand. This product is free with software orders shipped to New Zealand, or costs US$195 internationally.

The New Zealand Data Disk ships with a Map Library that makes it easy to quickly create attractive maps for any location. Also included is a single nationwide layer of the 40,000+ New Zealand mesh blocks, the smallest geographic area available, allowing you to effectively map a wealth of Census demographics.

This is the complete list of new layers:

  • Area Units, 2008
  • Mesh Blocks, 2008
  • Community Boards, 2008
  • District Health Boards, 2008
  • General Electoral Districts, 2007
  • Mäori Electoral Districts, 2007
  • Populated Places, 2008
  • Regional Councils, 2008
  • Regional Council Constituencies, 2008
  • Territorial Authorities, 2008
  • Urban Areas, 2008
  • Wards, 2008
  • Landmarks, 2008

With the New Zealand data you can map your own information at any of the various administrative boundary levels provided. You can use any of the wide range of geographic analysis tools and methods in Maptitude and TransCAD to, for example, create custom districts/territories based on these new area layers.

The wealth of Census variables provide background and contextual information that is valuable for mapping and analysis at any scale. These include information on age, gender, ethnicity, income, education, employment, households, families, and more.

The data do not permit locating by address (geocoding) or mapping postal geography.

Maptitude supports a wide range of projection and datum conversions for Australasia.


A single user license of the New Zealand Data is US$195. The data are free for new software orders shipped to New Zealand customers. Please visit the data area of the Caliper web site <> or contact Caliper Sales at 1-617-527-4700 or Email Contact to learn more or to place an order. Web licensing and site licenses are also available upon request.

About Caliper:

Caliper Corporation is a leading developer of packaged and custom GIS products, including Maptitude and TransCAD. Caliper GIS mapping software is used by more than 70,000 users in over 70 countries.


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