New at MP2K Magazine - 6/20/2003
of new MapPoint news to report.. a couple things to point out: I'd encourage
anyone to try out the free trial of FlyteTrax II, just because it's pretty
cool. I'm familiar with the service, I played around with it a year or two
ago. It allows you to see real-time flight information in and out of airports,
and now the information is super-imposed on MapPoint maps delivered via the
MapPoint web service.
Secondly, for the first time that I'm aware of a mainstream GIS software
company, Manifold, has integrated their wares with MapPoint to some extent
and is touting it to their users in a product update. Of course there's been
Map-In-A-Box from Mapping Solutions for MapInfo and now recently ArcGIS,
but Map-In-A-Box has not been promoted by either MapInfo or ESRI. Manifold
has a history of touting their use of Microsoft development technologies
as one of their competitive advantages, it is not surprising they should
be the first to start to integrate their product with a Microsoft geography
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In this issue we are featuring a technique from Fernando Velasquez to make pushpins immoveable, a recurring question from developers in the forums.
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FlyteComm Announces FlyteTrax II
The next generation browser-based flight
tracking and weather display system from Flytecomm utilitzes Microsoft's
MapPoint technology and offers nine detailed map options that continuously
update aircraft position and flight status.
Manifold 5.5 Update Includes Support for MapPoint 2002
If Microsoft MapPoint is installed on the same computer as Manifold System,
Manifold can use the MapPoint geocoding engine to provide geocoding services
Outtask Integrates MapPoint Web Service
By integrating maps,
driving directions, distance calculators and proximity searching capabilities,
Cliqbook simplifies logistics for global travelers preparing for their next
SEDONA Corporation Releases Intarsia V4.1
Intarsia v4.1, a CRM application, features
built-in analytical capabilities as well as support for Microsoft's SQL Server
database and Microsoft's MapPoint office mapping and data visualization application
Mobile GPS Online Releases GPSTrackP
Mobile GPS Online recently released
GPSTrackP, a vehicle tracking and management system that combines the low-cost
passive data transfer of traditional tachograph-based systems with the tracking
capability of GSM-based real-time tracking systems.
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