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Winwaed Software Technology LLC

 

MPCluster for Maptitude

 

Cluster Analysis for Caliper Maptitude

 

 

MPCluster is an add-in utility for Caliper's Maptitude GIS application to perform cluster analysis of user data. MPCluster provides a number of parameters to control the number and size of clusters, and implements two different cluster analysis algorithms. Output can be written to a Maptitude Data View, or as new layers. It can also be written to a Microsoft Excel workbook. The Professional License for MPCluster also includes the ability to introduce fixed clusters, and to apply layer overlays.

 

MPCluster requires a PC running Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista; and Caliper Maptitude (2014 or later). The Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 (or later) is also required. Microsoft Excel (2003 or later) is required if you wish to export the resulting data to an Excel workbook.

 

This help file contains the following contact, license, and purchasing information:

 

Contacting Winwaed Software Technology LLC

License Agreement

Purchasing MPCluster

Revision History

 

Three examples are provided for first time users:

 

Example: Finding Clusters with MPCluster (uses the USA base map)

Example: Finding Clusters of UK Restaurants (uses the UK base map)

Example: Using an External Table (uses the UK base map)

 

The following pages describe specific aspects of MPCluster's operation:

 

Overview of MPCluster Operations

Cluster Finding Algorithms

Changing Clustering Behavior and Setting Options

Shaded Areas and Other Datasets

Applying Data Fields

Applying Pre-defined 'Fixed' Cluster Positions

Using an External Distance Table

Writing the Clusters to New Layers

Writing the Clusters to a Data View

Calculating Overlay Fields

Exporting Clusters to Microsoft Excel

Estimating the Number of Clusters for the K-Means Algorithm

Frequently Asked Questions