MapPoint 2013 North America, MapPoint 2013 Europe, MapPoint & Excel Dashboard, MapPoint Game This Issue's Contents at a Glance - MapPoint 2013 Enhancements - Recent Forum Highlights and Recent Mapping & Technology News - U.S. State Identification Game Using MapPoint & Excel - Get Published in MP2K Magazine Articles - Excel MapPoint Sample Excel Application - Automating MapPoint and Pasting Map Images into Excel - Map Accuracy in Bing Maps App, MapPointsing Import
We've been preparing a geography game using MapPoint -- you have to identify which U.S. State is shown in MapPoint. Doesn't sound too hard, but you have to try it. How well can you do on your first try? Personally I thought I could probably identify 20-30 states by shape, and given context (surrounding states and water) I thought I could do 100%. But in practice my accuracy was more like 90%.
In coming weeks
Updated 11-06-2012 at 02:30 PM by Eric Frost
Not happy with Apple's pre-installed home-grown mapping application in iOS6? Apple's CEO Tim Cook recommends you try alternatives including the Bing Maps mapping application included with the Bing suite of tools for iOS6.
"While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."
ClinicTracker is the latest example of a vertical market solution taking advantage of Microsoft MapPoint easy to program API. MapPoint makes it easy to add sophisticated routing, directions, address finding, and general logistical functions to desktop applications.
The ClinicTracker scheduler is integrated with Microsoft MapPoint for those agencies who have staff out in the field. Sophisticated real-time routing will calculate the best directions starting at either the staff member's
With Apple catching flack for removing Google Maps and replacing it with their own inferior mapping app, Microsoft has a chance to promote their own iOS mapping application which is built into their Bing app for iOS.
The Bing Maps app has generally been considered on par with Google maps so for now it is the best mapping application for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users.
Note that Apple maps has turn by turn driving directions (spoken & live) which the Google Maps for iOS