Richard Marsden wrote this article on how to leverage the free Geonames database and add cities to countries not covered in the North American or European versions of MapPoint. http://www.mapforums.com/add-city-co...ase-15244.html
Bing’s Brian Hendricks posted an inside look at the recent “Decode Jay-Z with Bing” campaign – which brought Jay-Z’s new book, Decode, into the real world and an online contest – and showcased how Bing Maps was a central element in the book’s marketing campaign. Of note, the Bing Maps API was customized to fit the unique look and feel of the campaign style, and included modified navigation controls and the addition of pushpin-like objects to StreetSide views, among other things. http://www.bing.com/community/site_b...-campaign.aspx
We just published a new article on automating MapPoint to generate new maps based on updated data and upload them to a web server where they can be visible on any mobile devices browser. Take a look http://www.mapforums.com/mp2k-magazine-articles/
Although this is fairly simple, I think countless organizations could benefit from getting data and maps out to their organization's mobile devices.
Topics in this issue --
- MapPoint Addins and Extensions - Nominate Your Favorite!
- Maps Created with MapPoint 2010 and ESRI BusinessMap 5.0 Side-by-Side
- List of MapPoint 2010 API Changes - New Methods, Objects, and Properties
- New MapForums Twitter Integration
- Get Published in MP2K Magazine
- MapPoint and Visual Studio 2010 Tutorial
- Using the New Windows 7 Location API
- Using MapCruncher with Google Maps
- Making MapPoint
Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreeMap, has been hired on at Microsoft as a Principle Architect for Bing Mobile. Steve will lead a new initiative with the OpenStreetMaps project, a community of 250,000 people who have built high quality maps for every country on earth. Additionally, as part of this initiative, Microsoft is donating access to Bing’s Aerial Imagery for use in the OpenStreetMaps project.
You can learn more about Bing’s involvement in the OpenStreetMaps project and Steve’s
Updated 11-23-2010 at 09:01 PM by MapPoint & VE News