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Welcome to the CDXZipStream December 2011 Newsletter


To ring in the new year we will be reviewing the five top CDXZipStream developments of 2011.  


There are also three new blog articles from the past month: 


  - Drive Time Mapping with CDXZipStream

CDXZipStream in 2011


It was a busy year, particularly with the introduction of CDXZipStream 11, and we'd like to cover here the more important improvements and developments that were made to the software over the past 12 months.  If you would like more information on any particular area, please click on the associated link.


1)  One-Click Templates:  We've developed easy-to-use, pre-formatted Excel templates that do route optimization, zip code radius analysis, driving calculations, and other common CDXZipStream tasks. Just input your data, click a button or two, and the requested output is returned to the worksheet. The templates are free, work in Microsoft Excel 2003 and up, and can be used with free trials of CDXZipStream and Microsoft MapPoint, where applicable.  Because they access CDXZipStream directly and not through worksheet formulas, they are also extremely fast for analysis of large data sets.  You can download the templates from our links resource page.


2)  Canadian Postal Codes: We now offer a Canadian database of postal codes that can be used for radius and distance calculations, postal code lookup, generation of postal code lists, and closest  postal code analysis.  This database can be downloaded with any new purchase of CDXZipStream from our "Buy Now" webpage.  If you already own a version of CDXZipStream, you can purchase it from your online account. 


3)  2010 Census Data by Zip Code:  Demographic data by zip code is now available from the 2010 Census in two CDXZipStream data feeds.  The first feed (available in the Demographic, Premium, and Premium ACS versions of CDXZipStream) includes fifteen 2010 Census fields covering basic population counts based on age, gender, and race, as well as household size.  The second feed contains 115 fields and more detailed age and household data; it is available only in the Premium and Premium ACS versions.  


4)  Drive Time Maps:  CDXZipStream can now create drive time maps using Microsoft MapPoint in the background.  Drive time maps delineate areas within a specific driving time of a location, and are very useful in visualizing and planning delivery routes and customer service and sales zones. This unique mapping capability is accessed through the right-click function CDXRadius, available in Lite, Basic, Premium, and Premium ACS versions. 


5)  MapPoint Europe:  CDXZipStream can now be used with MapPoint Europe as well as North America, and if you have both installed on your computer you can toggle between them using the new Application Settings button on the main CDXZipStream toolbar.  


To take advantage of these and other improvements, make sure that you update your software to CDXZipStream 11. Note that the availability of the features above will depend on the version (click here to see our version comparison), and the Canadian postal code database requires separate purchase.


Here's to a healthy and happy 2012!


December Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds were updated as of December 28 and 30, respectively. There were 480 changes to the U.S. zip code database.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, click on the "License Information and Software Updates" icon on the CDXZipStream toolbar, and select "Data Updates" to login to your account.  If you've forgotten your user name or password, please contact us at


We hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  Please contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.

The Team at CDX Technologies  

December 2011



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In This Issue

CDXZipStream in 2011


December Data Updates