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  1. Eric -

    Just trying to re-connect. You helped me with Mappoint about a year ago, when I visite Chicago. We are ramping up the use of Mappoint again. Can you reach out to me? Thanks,

    Tim Cameron
  2. Hi Eric,

    I've been perusing these forums and you appear to be one of the resident experts on Map Point...so I thought I would ask you.

    My company uses a routing program called Street Sync that is paired with Map Point. Runs(Stops) are exported to Map Point for turn-by-turn directions. That said, we do allot of business in the tri-state area (Conn/NYC/NJ) and parkways continue to be our nemisis.

    I've seen in some old posts that you have written custom scripts/macros that eliminate parkways from Conn and NYC. Would it be possible to chat on the phone about how you did that? Such a script/macro would be a major time saver and would probably save one tuna-canned truck every 2-3 years.

    Please feel free to call me at 888-949-5089 ext 153. You help is defintiely appreciated!!!


    Camp Trucking
  3. I'm not really familiar with this, try posting in the public forum at --
  4. Hi Eric,

    Your help with this matter is greatly appreciated:
    An earlier version of MapPoint (I believe 2002, which I no longer have access to) could export out the square mileage (land area) for a FSA (Forward Sortation Area) for Canada. (the FSA is defined by the first 3 digits of the 6-digit Postal Code).

    Version 2010 does not have this option. The Help does not lead anywhere on this topic.
    Question 1: would there be a way to export FSA or Postal Code land area from MapPoint 2010?
    Question 2: greatly appreciated any lead to a data source that would give us access to land area and population by Postal Code (or by FSA).

    Any lead / forward is welcome.
    Thank you,
  5. Eric,

    The optimization in Mappoint 2010 is terrible. I have 200 points in a small city block and it has me going from one side to the other....hitting streets mltiple times thru out the day. I do pickups for a charity doing used clothing drives. and we use large trucks. Mappoint likes to take you down most streets and do a u-turn everytime. Is there a way to get rid of the u-turns and have it always thinking about going ahead like a garmin. Or is there a third party optimizer that does only right hand turns or something alongs those lines?

    Any help is greatly appreciated
  6. Hey man I just have some general questions before I nnvest in the software (MMP) could you please review my post. I need help before I loose my mind over scheduling my appointments for my service business. Im a one man show and I am hoping this software will help me save time with my rout optimization.
  7. I have noticed that you have responded to a lot of posts and am hoping you can assist me with what seems to be a common question and should be a simple solution that I can not find.....How do you view/save the unmatched records that result from the ImportData?
  8. All is well. Thank You
  9. Try it now!
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    Eric Frost liked post by Jeffrey Aguirre On thread : Hello - Introduction
    hi new to here and welcome to others.. http://www.phparena.net/ (http://www.phparena.net/)
    Liked On: 04-14-2014, 10:44 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by tbutler On thread : MapPoint 2013 Crashing on Link Data Update
    Thanks again for the suggestion; ended up prepending, which worked fine.
    Liked On: 11-17-2012, 09:45 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by blitzkriegoutlaw On thread : Code to generate poster prints from mappoint
    I wrote a small C++ program to generate large poster size prints from MapPoint. It uses the Netpbm tools (Netpbm home page (http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/)) to do all the work for me. Use cygwin...
    Liked On: 03-16-2012, 11:45 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Binkus On thread : determine square km of a territory
    I am not sure what the other posters are on about Mappoint will do this for you in a few seconds all you need to do is use the data mapping wizard for example i pull square miles/km for the...
    Liked On: 11-15-2011, 04:00 PM
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    Eric Frost liked post by wildpeaks On thread : How to add the layers in bing map version 7.0 as we add by using the VEShapLayer in version 6.3
    The v7 equivalent of VEShapeLayer is EntityCollection: Bing Maps v7 - Map Layers via the Entity Collection (http://www.garzilla.net/vemaps/Layers-via-the-Entity-Collection-with-Bing-Maps-7.aspx) (the...
    Liked On: 05-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by wildpeaks On thread : How to draw the route path in bing map version 7.0 by passing the lat and long as a source and address as a destination
    The route function is no longuer available in v7 (nor is the disembiguation dialog). However the good news is that you can use the REST services to do the same thing v6.3 was doing internally...
    Liked On: 05-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by wildpeaks On thread : Changing mouse cursor style to default for bing map version 7.0
    Otherwise, just add the following in your CSS stylesheet: .MicrosoftMap{cursor: default !important}
    Liked On: 05-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Winwaed On thread : Convert PTM file from 2010 to 2011
    Have you tried starting MapPoint 2011 first, then opening the file (using Open on the menu)? Previous versions often have had problems opening older versions when you double click the ptm file in a...
    Liked On: 05-06-2011, 09:33 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Doug Popken On thread : Using MapPoint in a Routing Application Part 1 - Route Factory Spreadsheet
    Abstract Systems View Software, a provider of route management software and consulting, uses MapPoint in a new application known as Route Factory Spreadsheet. The C# .NET application, which has a...
    Liked On: 05-04-2011, 03:41 PM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Winwaed On thread : New to MapPoint - need help with boundary files
    Those are shapefiles and KML files. A number of addins and extensions can import these into MapPoint with varying degrees of success. Note that both formats support features which MapPoint does not...
    Liked On: 04-29-2011, 11:37 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Winwaed On thread : Geocoding European addresses (unparsed data)
    If working through the API, then a useful trick is to try various variations until you get a 'hit'. I had this problem with a load of Scottish data when I first started coding MapPoint years ago....
    Liked On: 04-27-2011, 11:24 AM
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    Eric Frost liked post by Doug Popken On thread : Using MapPoint in a Routing Application Part 2 - Required MapPoint Functionality
    Implementation of Required MapPoint Functionality In this section we discuss the implementation of several key aspects of Route Factory functionality that rely upon MapPoint. Time/Distance...
    Liked On: 04-18-2011, 07:43 PM

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