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Programming with MapFeatures and MapFeature in MapPoint 2010

September 2nd, 2009 · Uncategorized

A new article by Richard Marsden about programming with the MapFeatures collection and the MapFeature object has been published on MP2Kmag ––mapfeatures.mappoint.html

You might consider it the missing Help file pages for these objects :-)

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MapPoint 2010 Information

September 2nd, 2009 · Uncategorized

A lot of information about MapPoint 2010 has been collected and assembled in a post on MapForums.

Topics so far include:

  • First article and overview of new features on MP2K Magazine
  • Order MapPoint from MapForums/MP2Kmag and get one year of access to the MapForums Downloads section.
  • Free shipping within the U.S.
  • MapPoint 2010 Installation Walkthrough
  • Interesting MapPoint 2010 Maps Never Before Possible using the “Map Settings” pane!
  • MapPoint 2010 EULA
  • MapPoint 2010 Trial Version

Another article about programming MapFeatures collection  (the programmattic equivalent to the “Map Settings” pane) will be published on MP2K Magazine soon!

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MapPoint 2010 Trial

September 1st, 2009 · Uncategorized

The MapPoint 2010 trial download is now available from Microsoft Downloads.

There is also a Streets & Trips 2010 trial download available.

Both downloads require activation.

UPDATE: If you are having trouble logging it, see Jeff’s comment on this post.

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MapPoint 2010 Features

August 17th, 2009 · Uncategorized

According to early descriptions…

  • Create maps using custom Map Settings to display your data with only the details you want to appear. Easily turn labels on or off, change font style or map style.
  • Dramatically improve decision-making by bringing clarity to tabular data.
  • Use information-rich maps to illuminate important data relationships, identify business trends, and illustrate opportunities.
  • Create sales territories and share performance maps to clearly visualize, analyze, and communicate business information.
  • Combine business data with included demographics to target potential customers and focus decisions.

The usual stuff except did you catch that — “… only the details you want to appear. Easily turn labels on or off… ” !?!?

If that means what I think it does, that’s going to be a very welcome feature!

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MapPoint 2010 Release

August 13th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Still no news about MapPoint 2010 since Chris Pendleton mentioned it in a blog post a couple weeks ago… Normally it would show up on online retail sites about three or four months (or at least two months) before it was to be shipping.

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MapPoint 2010

August 8th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Chris Pendleton mentioned “MapPoint 2010″ in a recent blog posting, although no details were shared.

This is off the top of my head, but here’s the release dates I remember for the past several releases…

  • MapPoint 2002 – mid 2001
  • MapPoint 2004 – mid 2003
  • MapPoint 2006 - early 2006
  • MapPoint 2009 – mid 2008

I could be wrong on some of those times, but you get the idea. Microsoft has been coming out with new releases of MapPoint every two to two and a half years. Naming the next release MapPoint 2010 implies they are coming out with an update faster this time. Even if MapPoint 2010 comes out in early 2010, that is still less than two years since the previous release. On the other hand, originally I think Microsoft had been referring to the current version as MapPoint 2008, but ended up calling the release MapPoint 2009. Perhaps they will change and call the next version MapPoint 2011. Anyway, this is all conjecture, will share more news as it comes out!

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