In Maple 18, the Database package has been updated to include support for SQlite databases as well as a new option for plots to change the background images on plots. To showcase both of these features, our engineering team put together an example that optimizes the flight path of a pan-US delivery drone.
This application extracts the latitude and longitude of those zip codes from an SQLlite database (the application includes the database, which cross-references US zip codes against their latitude, longitude, city and state). The application then performs a traveling salesman optimization and plots the shortest path on a map of the US.
To download the application click here: PanUSDeliveryDro.zip