Location Intelligence for Enterprise USA
Intelligence for Enterprise USA is just two months away and aims to be
the premier meeting place for anyone who's anyone in the geospatial,
GIS and Location Intelligence industry.
This year's agenda is geared towards the end user and gives a unique
opportunity to address the major problem plaguing the Location
Intelligence ecosystem - Communicating the value of Location
Intelligence to big businesses and securing profitable business.
Speakers from Fedex, Walgreens, IBM, Bing, Thomson Reuters, T-Mobile,
Microsoft Azure, Jones Lang LaSalle, Dave and Busters, Neilsen and many
more will be presenting. They'll be discussing the success and
challenges of implementing a Location Intelligence solution.
speakers include Beny Rubinstien, Sr. Specialist Business Development
Manager & Marketing Lead – Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure and
Eric Waldman, North American Sales Manager, Bing Local. Having started
with a BA in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley, Eric Waldman has
25+ years of experience in GIS & Mapping industry with a strong
background in Local Search, Remote Sensing, 3D Visualization and Cloud
Mapping Services. His background includes: Managing
Sales/Marketing at Hitachi Software Engineering, Western Regional
Manager at Space Imaging, Vice President Photon Research, Sr Director
GlobeXplorer, Geo-Spatial Specialist with the Bing Maps team and
currently North American Sales Manager for Bing Local in Microsoft Corp.
For more information go to: http://www.thewherebusiness.com
Recent Forum Highlights
are some higlights from MapForums over the last few months. If you are
not familiar with it, MapForums is an active community of MapPoint and
other mapping software developers and users. If you are heavy or even
occasional user of MapPoint and other mapping software, it would be
worth your time to Introduce Yourself
and post your nagging questions, share solutions, and get connected
with others in your industry or using MapPoint in similar ways.
MapForums Programming Challenge!
This may require some fairly advanced Windows
programming knowledge if it is indeed at all possible, but perhaps I am
mistaken. Take a look at this thread here -- Add Waypoints Starts to get Really Slow
Is it possible to add a whole pushpinset to a route with one command
such as you can do with the normal MapPoint interface by right-clicking
on a dataset in the Legend and selecting "Add pushpins as stops"?
Take a look at these past articles which show how to automate things in
MapPoint beyond what the regular API exposes: Extending the MapPoint
ActiveX Control Part 1
and Part 2
I think the same sort of techniques may be employed here, although with
the added complication of needing to send a parameter to specify which
pushpinset is to be added to the route.
The first person to demonstrate a working solution will receive their
choice: a copy of Programming MapPoint in .NET ($50 value) or a $25
Amazon gift certificate and everyone who contributes or submits a
solution will be given a shout-out here next month. Please post in the
thread above or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
April 2012 Megafile from the Streets & Trips Team Blog
The Streets & Trips Team Blog at http://msstreets.com
been compiling points of interest (POI) for Streets & Trips that
can also be easily imported into MapPoint. The POI "Mega Files" which
contain the collections below and many other datasets can be downloaded
from LaptopGPSWorld here
. To save our readers some steps we've converted the most recent POI Mega File for North America to MapPoint 2011
Let us know if you have any trouble importing the European POI Mega
File from AutoRoute to MapPoint 2011 and we'd be glad to help.
Click on the screenshots above to download and view more information
about each dataset. Discuss this topic and share tips on other datasets
and free data sources for MapPoint in the forums
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Thanks to Marvin Hlavac
for allowing us to
use the picture on the right of his Maltese puppy eating from the