MapPoint Addins and Extensions - Nominate Your Favorite!
Since the inception of the MapPoint product, a great number of
third-party tools, both free and commercial and have been developed for
Microsoft MapPoint. In upcoming issues we will be exploring some of
these in depth, but first we want to hear what you and other readers
find most useful in your daily work.
Post as a reply to this thread on MapForums
to share your favorite MapPoint addins or tools. You must first be registered in the MapForums discussion board
Maps Created with MapPoint 2010 and ESRI BusinessMap 5.0 Side-by-Side
Gaiser, a Research Analyst for NAS Insights prepared this series of
slides showing maps depicting the same data with both BusinessMap 5.0
and MapPoint 2010.
ESRI discontinued the BusinessMap product earlier this year and it can
no longer be purchased anywhere that I could find, retailers of the
product are all sold out. Kathleen was looking for a desktop software
mapping package to replace BusinessMap and came across Microsoft
As part of her evaluation, she created a set of maps with both MapPoint
and BusinessMap, trying to generally match the look of the old
BusinessMap maps or improve them. What do you think? Take a look!
- Top Ten National Metropolitan Markets for Dentists
- Lansing, MI Regional Metropolitan Markets for Dentists
- Deep South Region Beverage and Plastic Bottle Manufacturers
- Area Within 20 and 40 Minutes Drive Time From Oklahoma City, OK
- Target Area for Zip Codes
- Percent Hispanic Ethnicity Breakdown By County Across the United States
MapPoint 2010 API Changes
The MapPoint Object Model has been updated
significantly - the most since at least the 2002 version of MapPoint.
For developers who haven't yet explored all the new features, we recap
all the new Methods, Objects, and Properties introduced with MapPoint
The new methods for Microsoft MapPoint 2010 are:
(Application and MappointControl
(Application and MappointControl
The topics in this section give details about
objects and collections by providing a graphic of the element's object
model inheritance and an explanation of the object or collection. Also
provided is a list of associated methods, properties, and events as
The new objects for Microsoft MapPoint 2010 are:
The new properties for Microsoft MapPoint 2010 are:
(Application and MapPointControl
and GPSNavigation objects)
(MapFeature and GPSNavigation
See the Help File for more details.
Consultants and Products Directories
Find developers and experienced MapPoint
consultants who can help you with your next project or program costum
solutions helping to integrate MapPoint with your business
If you are a
consultant who know MapPoint or Bing Maps, this is a terrific way
to read our audience and share information about your capabilities,
services, describe past projects, and communicate your availability.
You are welcome to post your resume and keep your thread or profile
updated periodically with references, new offerings, and contant
information. Get started today by posting "New Thread" in the MapPoint
. Listings are free, but there is also an
opportunity to become
a sponsor for a more prominent listing
and a link from the
Similarly, last year, we also started a new Products
for MapPoint Add-ins, Bing Maps tools, and related products. If you
have a MapPoint/Bing Maps Add-in or tool, list it in here to get some
visibility and exposure for your product. To keep your product near the
front of the directory, you can post periodically updates, tutorials,
case studies, or other new information about your product.
New MapForums Twitter Integration
Follow MapForums on Twitter! We frequently highlight new topics via our Twitter account "MapForums
We have also installed TweetBoard on MapForums, a toolbar which floats
on the left side of the MapForums site, and pulls in a threaded view of
Twitter conversations related to the MapForums posts. Check it out - go
, and click on the tab that says "tweets" on the left.
Examples of recent posts in MapForums highlighted in Twitter and which appear in the TweetBoard:
- Accessing Demographic Data Values
- Retrieve US State from Directions
- Matching Census Tracts...some match, some don't
- Canadian mapping: FSA to CSD or the other way around
- Drawing Lines Between City/State Pairs
- Exporting with new information
- MapPoint Europe And North America
Twitter users - keep abreast of all MapPoint news and the community by following the MapForums twitter account.
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If you have a MapPoint presentation, neat programming technique, or
would simply like to share the ways in which you are using MapPoint
technology or any other ideas, contact us to discuss how we can turn
your knowledge into
an article and share your experience with the rest of the MapPoint
community of users and developers.
Thanks to Marvin
for allowing us to use the
picture on the right of his Maltese puppy eating from the MapPoint