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Welcome to the CDX Technologies March 2018 Newsletter


We've added a new feature to CDXZipStream to support the SnapToRoad API now available in Bing Maps. Also covered is a new free CDXZipStream template for Bulk Radius Calculations.


Here is our latest Blog Posting -


Bing Maps SnapToRoad API Now Supported


Bing Maps has recently added new functionality called SnaptoRoad. This feature is useful when you are analyzing GPS data on route or tracking assets. GPS data is not always accurate and may reflect off-road data points. The SnaptoRoad feature will adjust the route data to conform to the road being travelled. Here is a Microsoft article describing this feature in more detail.


The CDXLocateBing function has been updated to return three new data items (SnaptoRoad Street, SnaptoRoad Coordinates, and SnaptoRoad Speed Limit). It returns the specific street being traveled, the adjusted coordinates of the street or the speed limit if available.


The input data must be in the form of individual latitudes and longitudes. The input can also be in a single worksheet cell using the format Latitude|Longitude. This is the numeric latitude and longitude separated by a pipe character. This is also the output format provided for coordinates.


To get this new feature you need to install CDXZipStream version or better which is the current trial version on our site. Registered users must have the Bing Version of CDXZipStream or better to use this function.


New Bulk ZIP Code Radius Template


We often get asked how to run radius calculations in bulk.  For instance, if you'd like to know all ZIP Codes within a 10 mile radius of a list of ZIP Codes.  We've previously covered techniques for this as described in the blog post Get Radius Information for a List of ZIP Codes.


To help automate this further we've created a new template to manage the creation of these lists.  The free template is available to CDXZipStream users on our website who have the Lite Version of CDXZipStream or better.


Just enter your ZIP Code list in column B.  Then specify a radius distance and press "Calculate".  Beginning in Column C, all ZIP Codes within that radius will be shown in individual cells.  A radius distance up to 200 miles can be specified.  Options to use the U.S. or Canadian datbases are also available.


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of March 27.  There were 20 changes made to the U.S. ZIP Code database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required.  Please note that updates for the classic version of CDXZipStream have been discontinued.


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

March 2018



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In This Issue 


Bing Maps SnapToRoad API Now Supported


New Bulk ZIP Code Radius Template


Latest Data Updates