Location Intelligence Software Resources
Below is a summary of the software resources that this course provides a gateway to understand. During the semester we will see and use some of the significant analytical tools provided by each package. The information below provides you with overall insight into the capabilities of each software package.
Caliper's Maptitude GIS
Caliper's Maptitude GIS software provides a foundational set of geospatial analytical capabilities, embedded in a powerful but easy-to-learn user interface. The video linked below gives a general overview of Maptitude's range of geospatial analytical capabilities, including the key concepts you will need to understand to start using the software.
Maptitude flies under the radar somewhat, but it is a quality GIS software package that includes a surprising range of features. It is a very competitive and credible alternative to more expensive software packages.
Alteryx Data Analytics Software
Alteryx advanced data analytics software provides us with the ability to integrate geospatial analysis in a broader data-management environment. The video below provides an initial tutorial perspective on the Alteryx user interface, including a simple example of how the software can be used.
Esri's Business Analyst Web Software
Esri's Business Analyst Web provides us with the capability of accessing GIS data and analytical capabilities anywhere we have web access. Viewing the video below will give you a basic idea of how to operate the Business Analyst Web software.
Clicking on this next image will take you to Esri's Business Analyst Web page, where you can learn more about map and report creation in the Business Analyst Web software.
Clicking on the last image below will take you to Esri's webpage that summarizes the extensive roster of reports that you can generate with Business Analyst Web.
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