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Activate pushpin hyperlinks automatically

This is a discussion on Activate pushpin hyperlinks automatically within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I'm creating a database of traffic web cams. I have them plotted with pushpins & hyperlinks in MapPoint. After I ...

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    ArtS is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Smile Activate pushpin hyperlinks automatically

    I'm creating a database of traffic web cams.
    I have them plotted with pushpins & hyperlinks in MapPoint.
    After I create a driving route, I would like each traffic cam to
    pop up automatically as I approach them.
    Any suggestions?

    Sincerely,
    Art S

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    Paul Larson is offline Senior Member Green Belt
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    Re: Activate pushpin hyperlinks automatically

    This could be done, but would require some fairly substantial code.

    You'll need to intercept the current "car" position from the GPS or Mappoint, and then constantly compute its distance from the next pushpin (or waypoint) in the dataset. Whenever a threshhold distance is reached, trigger a method which pops up a message or pushpin balloon.

    This is non-trivial coding, and I wouldn't even attempt it without using threading techniques.

    My best suggestion would be to shadow the GPS serial port using a tool such as Franson GPSGate. This would enable you to easily monitor the current GPS position.

    HTH
    Paul

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    ArtS is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Re: Activate pushpin hyperlinks automatically

    Thanks Paul,
    This is beyond my scope at this point in time. Maybe, this
    could be something that we could see in a later version
    of MapPoint. That would be good.
    Sincerely,
    Art S

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