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Welcome to the CDXZipStream May 2011 Newsletter


This month we devote the newsletter to our CDXZipStream templates, both in a customized version for one of our clients for performing a complex radius analysis, and in the standard forms available for free download on our links page. Our website not only provides you acesss to these free templates but also contains a variety of technical, problem solving and how-to articles for the CDXZipstream Excel Addin. Each template also has a video tutorial associated with it.


There are also four new blog articles for May: 

Zip Code Radius Analysis for Coyne Public Relations


We'd like to highlight an example of a customized template designed for Coyne Public Relations of the New York City area.  In this case one of their clients needed to assign people across two long lists of addresses, based on their relative proximity . This was in essence a matrix consisting of hundreds of locations, which needed to be filtered in order of closest radius distance around each zip code. Manual calculation was not a practical option, but a custom CDXZipStream template, using zip code radius distance calculations applied across the matrix, was able to do the analysis in just a few minutes.


According to Jamie Travis, Account Coordinator for Coyne PR, "CDX Technologies was able to create a custom template for our project, enabling us to complete the work in a fraction of the time.  We now own this template and can utilize it for other projects, which will really help to streamline the process in the future." 


Think a custom template could help you with zip code or address analysis? We can also do bulk store or radius analysis by zip code or actual address for many potential targets with one click.  Contact us at for a free quote.


CDXZipStream Template Review

 CDXZipStream Templates

In past newsletters we've described a number of free, Microsoft Excel templates that use CDXZipStream to do some of the more common zip code and address analyses required by our clients.  These easy-to-use templates can be downloaded from our links webpage, and are pre-formatted and automated so you can just enter your data, click a button or two, and the desired output is returned to the worksheet.  We'd like to take the opportunity here to briefly list all the templates available to date, along with their YouTube tutorials:


Radius Calculations Template: Filters an address or zip code list to find which ones are within a radius distance of a target zip code. View tutorial


Nuclear Facility Radius Calculator:  A custom version of the radius calculations template that finds nuclear facilities within a radius distance of a target zip code. View tutorial


Driving Distance Template:  Calculates driving distance, time, cost and total trip duration between two lists of addresses.  View tutorial


Route Optimization Template (with GPX export):  Optimizes intermediate stops on a driving route to achieve the shortest possible driving time.  Data can be exported to a gpx file compatible with many gps devices.  View tutorial


Driving Matrix Template:  Calculates driving distance, time, cost and total trip duration for all combinations in a matrix of addresses or zip codes.  View tutorial


Geocoding Template:  Finds the latitude and longitude for a list of addresses.  View tutorial


Reverse Geocoding Template:  Finds the closest address for a list of geocode (latitude and longitude) points.  View tutorial


Many more templates to help automate common tasks with CDXZipstream are available on our website. The templates help automates tasks such as closest zip analysis, driving distance, geocoding, route optimization and much, much more. The templates are much simpler to use for large scale analysis than entering the formulas yourself. Calculations such as route distances or geocoding can take a long time to run. The templates will show calculation progress and allow the user to cancel the operation at any time by pressing the Escape key. Just copy in your data and click a buttton to use them. Update: We have updated many of the templates to work with Bing Maps as well as Mappoint. This does require that you get a free Bing Maps API key from Microsoft.

Have a particular analysis requirement for your business? These templates can also be rapidly customized to fit your particular needs at very reasonable rates.  Please contact us at for more information or a free quote.


May Data Updates

CDXZipStream data feeds were updated as of May 25.  There were 460 changes to the 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

Your online account can be used to upgrade your version, activate your copy of CDXZipStream, purchase enhancements or download data updates. Please contact us a with any issues accessing your data.

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

The Team at CDX Technologies  

May 2011



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In This Issue

Zip Code Radius Analysis for Coyne Public Relations


CDXZipStream Template Review

May Data Updates



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