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Cluster Analysis for Microsoft MapPoint®

MPCluster for MapPoint: Features

Sample cluster identified by MPCluster

MPCluster makes it possible to find clusters (natural groupings) in your MapPoint data. Although it is typically used with point (pushpin) data, it can also be used with value data (e.g. shaded area maps). Applications include market research, the determination of supply territories, and finding potential sales territories. Benefits also include the identification of 'hotspots' in your geospatial data — for example locations with anonymously high levels of incidents.

Features include:

  • Clusters are marked with a boundary shape and/or a central pushpin.
  • Annotation (boundary shapes) support all of MapPoint's colors and line thickness settings.
  • Ability to limit the maximum cluster radius.
  • Ability to set the minimum and/or maximum number of pushpins per cluster.
  • Ability to set the minimum distance between adjacent cluster centers.
  • Ability to constrain cluster sizes using a dataset data field.
  • Ability to estimate the number of clusters present.
  • Ability to delete the annotation from previous cluster calculation run(s).
  • Ability to allocate unused data points to their nearest cluster.
  • Ability to hide shapes from different cluster runs, to improve map clarity.
  • "Draw circle" function draws circle annotation around previous cluster centers.
  • Walk-through tutorial.
  • Multi-threaded for faster processing on modern computers.
  • Supports all geographic editions of MapPoint from 2006 onwards.
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP are all supported.

Click here to download MPCluster. This is a free trial version that will last for 14 days, and must be registered if you wish to use it beyond this period. MPCluster licenses can be purchased online for US$100 each. Other purchase options and volume discounts are also available.

Please use our contact form for MPCluster support.

MPCluster for Maptitude

Considering Microsoft have announced the end of their MapPoint product line, we are recommending that our customers move to Caliper's Maptitude product.

MPCluster is also available as an add-in for Caliper®'s Maptitude® product.