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Welcome to another edition of the MP2K
Magazine Update. MP2K Magazine brings you the latest news and
information about Microsoft MapPoint and related Microsoft geography
products and includes programming articles, tutorials, and more
features. We are eagerly awaiting the full feature list of
MapPoint .NET V3.0 - the first major upgrade after the production
release V2.0. See a preview below.
This week's contents
MapBridge is a powerful, easy-to-use addition to
MapPoint® that provides mapping and reporting on current
Census variables from within MapPoint. MapBridge
enhances MapPoint’s analysis capabilities and outputs
directly to Excel and PowerPoint.
MapPoint .NET V3 to be released soonAccording to the MapPoint .NET newsgroup, the public release
of MapPoint .NET version 3.0 is expected in the first week of
November. A preview of the feature list was recently made available
Microsoft Announces Intention to Acquire
VicinityMicrosoft will fold Vicinity
into the MapPoint Business Unit in a deal valued at $96 million - a
33% to 49% premium to Vicinity's recent market valuations. The
merger is expected to be completed before March 2003.
GPS Online Releases NavStar 2002
Mobile GPS Online, a mobile
GPS products and services firm located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
has released an Advanced GPS Vehicle Navigation System based on
Microsoft MapPoint Technology – NavStar 2002.
An article written by Steve Lombardi, a MapPoint
technical product manager, explains XML web services and Microsoft
.NET as well as MapPoint .NET
The MapPoint Team recently distributed this
Frequently Asked Questions List to their partners regarding the new
fleet applications provision to appear in the MapPoint 2003 EULA.