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New at MP2K Magazine - 4/18/2003
We have settled on Fridays as the publication day for this and all subsequent MP2K Magazine newsletters. Newsletters are sent out monthly in the middle of the month. MP2K Magazine is your independent source for MapPoint news and information.

First, from various sources we have heard rumors that the next versions of MapPoint (the desktop products, both the North American and European releases) will be called MapPoint 2004 and are targeted for release in late summer this year (with the respective Streets and Trips and AutoRoute products to come out soon after that). You can expect additional detailed coverage in some areas such as Puerto Rico and Sweden in the corresponding releases. We will let you know as soon as we find out more.

Current Events: In the past few weeks we have been featuring some maps of the Iraq War constructed by Mike Mueller with MapPoint. We also recently published a map
in the Map Gallery of suspected SARS cases in the U.S.

In this issue, we are featuring a programming article by Sergiy Pavlov on how to get additional functionality from the MapPoint Control. This is only Part I -- stayed tuned for the next segment. Sergiy originally posted his solution in the MP2Kmag forum where much discussion ensued.
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Pushpin Tool

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Extending the MapPoint ActiveX Control - Part I
Sergiy Pavlov demonstrates an ingenious method to add functionality to the MapPoint ActiveX control.
MapPoint ActiveX Control
MapPoint: Route Management
A lot of effort, some database wizardry and a vb application make MapPoint 2002 a badly needed management tool.

Creating a Grid Over Iraq In MapPoint
MP2Kmag shares some grid creation code centered over Iraq based on a suggestion and coordinates from Mike Mueller, a Wisconsin fire-fighter and MapPoint programmer.
Iraq Map Grid
Mobile Location-Based Services - Part 1
Directions Magazine recently published on article written by Steve Lombardi about his experience and past barriers to wide-spread of location-based services.


Map-In-A-Box for ArcGIS Available For Beta Testing
The first public release of the Map-In-A-Box extension for ArcGIS 8 is now available for beta testing. Map-In-A-Box is an extension to ArcGIS that allows Microsoft MapPoint 2002 data and functionality to be utilized seamlessly within ArcMap.

Coordinate Exchange for MapPoint
Labtek announces a MapPoint plug-in that allows the user to exchange coordinate information between files, MapPoint and a GPS Receiver.

MapPoint Loses .NET From Its Name
As first reported by Directions Magazine last month and covered here in our newsletter, MapPoint .NET has been re-named MapPoint Web Services.

AGI Conference at GeoSolutions 2003
Rik Temmink, EMEA Group Business Development Manager - Microsoft MapPoint of Microsoft, will speak on day two at the upcoming AGI Conference in London.

Wireless Poised to Explode

By and large, we remain tethered — to our cable modems, DSL lines, wireline phones. But that will change in a big way, say experts.

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Eric Frost
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