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MSN MapPoint Upgrades

This is the first version of MSN MapPoint built on the public commercial version of MapPoint .NET, not the internal only predecessor product (still used by Expedia, Carpoint and others).

Some highlights:

  • updated maps and driving directions, including route highlights
  • find address added in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium
  • turn by turn maps in driving directions. (Unlike MapQuest, these are customizable so you can show whichever maps you want; also the turns are logically clustered so you donít get separate maps for points that are very close together and show practically the same area)
  • option to save to Pocket PC for maps and driving directions
  • improved map navigation (you can zoom on click or center on click, for example) and user interface (some tweaks to the location of controls to improve discoverability & usability, some visual design refinements)
  • reverse directions and bigger maps are now available

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Programming MapPoint in .NET

Chandu Thota's New Book from O'Reilly Press
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The first and only book in print on programming MapPoint technologies. The book includes sections on Microsoft MapPoint, the MapPoint Web Service, MapPoint Location Server, and Virtual Earth. The books is 354 pages chock full of programming examples and map screenshots. For example, the book spends 40 pages discussing in depth the various Data Map styles in Microsoft MapPoint, dissects the DisplayDataMap method in detail, and has a number of examples of importing data from various sources. There are over 100 pages on the MapPoint Web Service including sections on the Find, Route, and Render API's. Take your MapPoint programming to the next level!

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