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New at MP2K Magazine - 3/24/2003
The MapPoint Business Unit made a strong showing at this year's CTIA Wireless / Microsoft Mobility Developer 2003 conference - see the Directions Magazine special issue covering the event, Bill Gates gave a keynote address. It was reported that MapPoint .NET will be renamed MapPoint Web Services.

One really cool thing to report - despite my active discouragement telling him it won't work (see forum) - Richard Hayes plowed ahead and discovered that AutoRoute 2003 data can indeed be used in MapPoint 2002 European edition simply by copying over some files. Note that this may break some features of MapPoint and it is expected you would have less luck trying to do this with the respective North American versions of the software.

Frequent contributor John Washenberger wrote an article on how to produce LARGE maps with MapPoint, with which users frequently have difficulty. See below for links to both articles.

We are pleased that the new Press Release area of the site announced in last issue has been a success. It's a forum for you to inform us and share with our readers your MapPoint-related news and announcements. 
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Pushpin Tool

Working with pushpins in MapPoint? Get the MapPoint 2002 Pushpin Tool for just $75. The latest features include the ability to export lat/lon coordinates of pushpins to Excel and advanced find Pushpin functionality. Read more and purchase the tool here or go directly to paypal.

SRC Names Mapping Analytics Partner of the Year
SRC named Mapping Analytics its North American partner of the year for 2002. SRC recognized Mapping Analytics for its outstanding sales achievements as well as its creativity for building unique applications with SRC technology.

Bill Gates Keynote Speaker at Microsoft Mobility Developer Conference
Held in conjunction with CTIA Wireless 2003, the Microsoft Mobility Developer Conference featured SmartPhone and MapPoint Web Service technology.

Mobile GPS Online Releases New NavStar Release
Mobile GPS Online, a mobile GPS products and services firm located in Ottawa, Ontario recently announced the release of Laptop NavStar version 2.5.0. Mobile GPS
MapLinX Pro Beta Released
Linxoft Solutions Inc., creator of MapLinX Pro™, a MapPoint Add-in tool for interactive query management and visualization of enterprise data from multiple databases, released the beta version of the software.
MapLinx Pro
Pocket Streets Conversion Tool Made Available
PSConvert is free allows you to "downgrade" into Pocket Streets 2002 and 2003 maps into Pocket Streets 2001 format.

MapPoint Large-Format Printing
Mattys Consulting recently announced a large-format printing service catering to the MapPoint community.

Two MapPoint .NET E-books Published
Siddharth Sharangpani' e-book is entitled "Providing GIS support to your applications using MapPoint .NET" and Costas Hadjisotiriou's (which originally appeared on ASPToday) is "Wireless MapPoint.NET services". The e-books were published by Wrox and are available for purchase ($8 each) and download on Amazon.

[Ed. note: Reports say Wrox may be going into liquidation and I don't know how it may affect the products' availability, if you are thinking of buying these books, you might want to do it fast.]

MapPoint .NET

Intrado Teams With Microsoft
Intrado has formed an alliance with the Microsoft MapPoint Business Unit to develop and market services that integrate maps, driving directions and other location intelligence into mobile applications for business and consumer users.

Using Autoroute 2003 Data in MapPoint 2002
Richard Hayes demonstrates how to incorporate the AutoRoute 2003 data into MapPoint 2002 Europe.
John Washenberger outlines a method for generating large area detailed map images by saving the map as a web page.

"I’ve always wanted to explore the capabilities of MapPoint 2002 for printing out large maps. I never got around to it until recently when I needed a good map of the area where I live, Bainbridge Island, WA. As you see, Chilly Hilly is fast approaching."

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