Caliper Announces Australian Data Disc Version 2 for Maptitude and TransCAD

Boston, MA (USA) - October 21, 2008 - Caliper Corporation, a worldwide leader in GIS, transportation and mapping software, is pleased to announce the second version of a detailed data product for Australia. These data add additional detail to the boundary maps previously provided. This product is free with software orders shipped to Australia, or costs US$195 internationally.

The Australian Data Disk Version 2 ships with an updated Map Library that makes it easy to create attractive maps quickly for any location. This new release adds default maps for land-use and transportation.

The following is a complete list of new layers:

  • Australian 9-Second Bathymetry and Topography Grid, 2005 (enables 3D surface visualizations)
  • Australian Airport Runways
  • Australian Area Landmarks
  • Australian Elevation Contours
  • Australian Islands
  • Australian Pipelines
  • Australian Point Landmarks
  • Australian Populated Places
  • Australian Powerlines
  • Australian Railways
  • Australian Reserves
  • Australian Rivers
  • Australian Roads
  • Australian Water Areas
Users can now create attractive and informative maps of Australia using a combination of the original boundary layers <> and the new feature data. These new layers are drawn from the Geoscience Australia medium scale vector representation of the topography of Australia (GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3). This is at a scale of 1:250,000 and provides valuable contextual information that is also available for further analysis.

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


A single user license of the Australian Data is US$195. The data are free for new software orders shipped to Australian 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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