New at MP2K Magazine - 3/24/2003
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
[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.]
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.
|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."
Read the full article on MP2K Magazine.
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