NEW DOWNLOAD: Extracting Coordinates of a Route
tool writes out the coordinates of all the direction objects along a
route, approximating the actual coordinates of the route path. By
setting a rest stop every minute and setting all the speeds to 1 mile
per hour, you are actually able to get the route coordinates with
fairly fine resolution. This and the two downloads below all require an
upgraded MapForums Plus Membership with access to the MapForums
Downloads Section ($99).
NEW DOWNLOAD: Import a Route with Stoptimes and Depart Times
allows you to manually set a stop time at each Waypoint and also allows
you set a "preferred departure time". For instance, if you arrive at a
location at 2:15 P.M. and want to leave at 3:00 P.M., you could either
set a stop time of 45 minutes, or a preferred departure time of 3:00
This tool allows the user to set up a list in Excel with either stop
times or depart times, and import these into the Route object using
data from Excel so they don't have to be set manually.
UPDATED DOWNLOAD: Drawing Circles Around a List of Lat/Lons
This is a very popular download and there was
recently a request for more parameters. You can now set the Name,
Radius, Color, Weight, and also control whether the radius appears on
the map. Recent comments from users: "AWESOME!!!! saved tons of time",
and "It helped me save time making a nation-wide series of 400+ maps,
so I could focus more upon the details rather than spending so much
time on the first stages!"
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
MapPoint Videos on YouTube
The streetsandtripsteam channel on YouTube
has been very busy recently and four new demos showing what can be done
with MapPoint have been posted in the last month or so. I think they
are pretty slick, they should be embedded into the Getting Started
section of the Help File. Maybe Microsoft will incorporate them into
the splash or introduction screen in future versions :-). In just a few
short minutes, they probably cover a majority of th functionality of
the MapPoint product getting users up to speed very rapidly.
Mapping Demographic Data and Layering Sales Data
Mapping Customers and Route Optimization
Visualizing Sales Results Based on Territory
Mapping Your Sales Data Using MapPoint
Click on the screenshots above to view the videos embedded in MapForums and feel free to post comments or questions!
MapPoint 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 processes.
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 Consultant Directory
Listings are free, but there is also an opportunity to become a sponsor for a more
and a link from the home page.
Similarly, we also have a Products Directory
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 great
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.
Get Published in MP2K Magazine
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 Hlavac
for allowing us to
use the picture on the right of his Maltese puppy eating from the