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New at MP2K Magazine - 5/16/2003
All signs suggest the next versions of MapPoint are indeed on schedule for release this summer will be called MapPoint 2004. By next month's issue we should be ready to allow you to reserve your copy for priority shipment... in the meantime, drop us a note at and we will let you know as soon as it becomes available.

The five hundredth user registered in the MP2Kmag discussion forums this week. The discussion forum's features are one of MP2Kmag's best-kept secrets and include private messages, optional e-mail notification and additional profile settings, embedded images, smilies and other emoticons, etc. Special forums have been developed for reader
polls, a MapPoint wish list, article feedback and discussion, and many more.. come join in the fun!

MP2Kmag will send a free copy of Streets & Trips 2003 to whoever makes the most innovative use of the forum in the next month. Nominate yourself or someone else by sending an e-mail here.

In this issue, we are featuring Part II of a series by Sergiy Pavlov on how to get additional functionality from the MapPoint ActiveX Control. The series grew out of a very lively discussion in the MP2Kmag forum.
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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.


Extending the MapPoint ActiveX Control - Part II
Sergiy Pavlov continues his exploration on how to unleash the full functionality of MapPoint in the ActiveX control.
Microsoft Spy++

Improving On The MapPoint Geocoding Algorithm

Rainer Barthels shares a method for getting better geocodes in MapPoint than the built-in routine by using the return values from FindAddressResults.

Mobile Location-Based Services are ready to roll! - Part II
This is part two of a series on mobile location-based services applications and the barriers that have prevented it from taking off.
MapPoint Web Service

Product Review: Map-In-A-Box

A review of Map-In-A-Box which seamlessly integrates Microsoft’s MapPoint 2002 functionality into MapInfo Professional recently appeared on Directions Magazine.

TIP: Printing to Device Other than Default Printer
A recurring question in the forum recently came up again -- how to print to a device other than the default printer.


MapPoint 2004 Beta
We have heard reports that there exist beta builds of the next versions of MapPoint -- and they're called MapPoint 2004!

UK Retailer Combats Credit Card Fraud With MapPoint
Marks & Spencer is using MapPoint Web Services to detect and thwart credit card fraud by using drive time analysis.

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.

Broadcast News and Information About Your MapPoint Solution or Service!
MP2K Magazine is excited to host your new place to broadcast press releases, announcements, or any other news pertaining to MapPoint. Relevant headlines are now incorporated on the MP2K Magazine home page. 
Finally, consider writing for us. A description of a recent solution or project you've worked on, an innovative code sample, a tutorial, all submissions are welcome and will be reviewed and edited for publication. Become an MP2Kmag Author.

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Eric Frost
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