This Issue's Contents at a Glance
- MP2K Magazine Youtube Channel Including Super Bowl Animation
- A Couple MapPoint 2013 Bugs/Errors and Workarounds
- TIP: Using MapPoint's Territory Feature and Demographics Together
- TIP: How to use a Pop-up Progressbar with your MapPoint Excel VBA Macro
- TIP: Print Maps Larger Than Your Printer Spanning Two or More Pages
- More Forum Highlights
- Get Published in MP2K Magazine
- The Texas Bluebird Society Uses MapPoint to Split up and Prioritize a Mailing List
We put this together to demonstrate how MapPoint can be used to make animated maps.
The video shows all of the past Superbowl contests. The logo for each team is displayed over their home city and lines show where the actual game took place. Textboxes at the top of the screen show details including attendance and the final score.
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
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