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An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

This is a discussion on An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II within the MP2K Magazine Articles forums, part of the Map Forums category; I read Pauls post on his GPS API and though it was the answer to my problems. I am trying ...

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    Any success with GPS API

    I read Pauls post on his GPS API and though it was the answer to my problems. I am trying to deliver turn messages at the appropriate time but the direction locations do not return an accurate coordinate of the intersection.
    So i converted Pauls code to C++ and i called the appropriate functions to get the window handles and toggle the panes. I can even check off the GPS tracking check boxes. However this does not trigger MapPoint to start to read the GPS, it does nothing. Also all the text in the GPS pane is grayed out. This only happens when i open MapPoint from my application. The GPS works fine if i open MapPoint on its own. I noticed with Spy++ that the window was disabled. So i enabled the windows but, still no GPS action.
    Am i forgetting something? Has anyone else had success turning the GPS on from code?

    Thanks,

    Jon

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    Neither mind. I didnt realize i had to use the MapPoint template. However, now i am cant get the turn-by turn direction to update. I create a end waypoint at my destination and then sendMessage to the "F3 Go" button to create a route. This creates a route but the directions dont update based on my location.
    Anyone know what i am doing wrong.

    Jon

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    You may want to ping Paul and see if he can help, see his contact info at the bottom --

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    Andrew Kun writes about an application he worked on for navigation in police cruisers using techniques from this article..

    "Unfortunately, even after enabling the Driving Guidance by help of Paul Larson’s code, the turn by turn directions would not update. The only message given by the guidance was “Proceed to Route”. This seemed odd to me because the turn by turn direction update perfectly when I would run MapPoint.exe outside of Project54.

    "This led me to try something different than what is the suggested way to start MapPoint."

    Read on at eceblogger.com » Automating MapPoint in C++ with the built in GPS enabled

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    Does anyone know if it works for map point 2009? Or does anyone know where I can purchase map point 2006? It is great that these GPS features of map point can be used.

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    I think it should work for MapPoint 2009... you can download the trial and try it?

    Download details: MapPoint NA 2009 trial

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    Thanks for the quick response. I downloaded Map Point 2006 for now, it will be cheaper for me to purchase once I am done programming. It seems to do everything that I need.

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    How much cheaper is MapPoint 2006 compared to MapPoint 2009?

    One argument for MapPoint 2009 would be that some things have changed such as the Pushpins - so if you think you might ever want to upgrade in the future, it might save some redevelopment time later if you start now with the most recent version (MapPoint 2009).

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    Re: An API to Control MapPoint 2006 GPS Features - Part I of II

    Any chance someone has this for VB6?
    I have no clue on .Net and this looks really useful and helpful for me?



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