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Tech students win at Microsoft Imagine Cup

From Technique - "Peter Pesti and John Gibby, first and second-year master’s students in Computer Science respectively, developed and submitted a mobile location-based application called mGraffiti. This program allows users to store text messages at any point on a global map covered by Microsoft’s Terra Server, creating virtual “hot spots” that can be accessed and read by other users."

“There are functionality enhancements that we could add, like searching through the database for key words, categorizing the hot spots in terms of restaurants or places to go hiking or whatever,” Gibby said. “People could do a search or locate different kinds of graffiti through a hierarchy of hotspot types.”

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MapPoint C# Sample Code and Examples

MPDemo is a program written by Wilfried Mestdagh that shows you how to use the most important API features using C#.

Using this application you can check out what you want to do and step with the debugger through it to see the code.

The code is written using separate classes in separate files as much as possible. Events are used at the places where a GUI update is needed.

You will get lifetime free upgrades of the source, even if the price will raise in future. Note that you must have Microsoft .NET version 2 installed to run the executable.

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