Hi- I'm looking into purchasing MapPoint and would greatly appreciate some advice on my current situation.
-I do not have any programming background
-I work in the real estate field, and have several databases (Excel file) with residential listings, given by Street Address/City/Zip Code; I have additional fields for each listing, such as listing price, broker, & sales agent
I am looking to 1) plot these residential listings onto a US Map and 2) perform data analysis.
1) I have seen that MapPoint can plot these addresses onto an interactive map, however hte map seems rather cluttered - is there a way to remove other town names?
2) For data analysis, could I perform data analysis by pool? Ideally I would like to be able to export a report showing # of houses/avg price per MSA/zip code. Also, it would be nice to calculate the distance to the closest house within the pool. Can I perform these tasks in MapPoint? I am also exploring MapInfo & ArcView....any suggestions on which software would work best?