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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
    tim.cameron@gfs.com
    864-399-8868
  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!!!

    Thanks,

    Dan
    Camp Trucking
  3. I'm not really familiar with this, try posting in the public forum at --
    http://www.mapforums.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=6
  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,
    Colin
  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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  1. tbutler
    tbutler liked post by Eric Frost On thread : MapPoint 2013 Crashing on Link Data Update
    I think some kind of buffer or cache doesn't get properly released before the next operation tries to use it, and to prevent data corruption it throws an error? That's just a guess, but it's...
    Liked On: 11-16-2012, 05:34 PM
  2. John222
    John222 liked post by Eric Frost On thread : What type of a map is this?
    I still think it's quantitative because everything is a number or ranking. It uses color, but it's not describing the color of the country, the color is being used to represent a quantity. I'm not...
    Liked On: 11-08-2012, 03:09 PM
  3. John222
    John222 liked post by Eric Frost On thread : What type of a map is this?
    I think it's a Cartogram showing Quantitative data. What is the class or test?
    Liked On: 11-08-2012, 01:43 PM
  4. jasonpp
    jasonpp liked post by Eric Frost On thread : number of houses on a road?
    Oh I see, that is specifically for the UK? I was also going to mention Zillow but I don't think it covers the UK. Besides the one you mentioned, here are some others UK house prices, property,...
    Liked On: 05-08-2012, 04:56 AM
  5. ian11
    ian11 liked post by Eric Frost On thread : Bing Maps for Enterprise Resources
    Bing Maps (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd877180.aspx) The Bing Maps documentation set provides information on the APIs that power Bing Maps, an online mapping service that enables...
    Liked On: 02-21-2012, 02:06 AM
  6. ian11
    ian11 liked post by Eric Frost On thread : MapPoint 2011 Information
    As of today March 1st, 2011 MapPoint 2011 is now officially released! I haven't seen a press release yet, but you can see the MapPoint Product Home page has been updated and a trial download for...
    Liked On: 02-21-2012, 02:04 AM
  7. Ruah
    Ruah liked post by Eric Frost On thread : Route planner
    Technically you can only have one "Route" object on the map at a time, but it's fairly easy to manage different datasets as routes. Import two or more sets of routes and they appear on the legend...
    Liked On: 12-04-2011, 02:39 PM
  8. punjabia
    punjabia liked post by Eric Frost On thread : miles traveled in each state in a route
    For some reason I didn't think that was possible between states, but yes there it is! (see attached screenshot), so it should be straightforward. Note that it would NOT be straightforward to do...
    Liked On: 11-01-2011, 07:06 PM
  9. Grin_Reaper
    Grin_Reaper liked post by Eric Frost On thread : Import a Route with Stoptimes
    This tool allows you to import a route with stoptimes. Each of the stops has a separate column to specify stop time in minutes. This has been tested with MapPoint 2009 North America, but could...
    Liked On: 06-22-2011, 07:09 AM
  10. blue jay
    blue jay liked post by Eric Frost On thread : Extracting Coordinates of a Route
    Equal intervals -- it's not doing that? It should be stopping every minute for a rest stop and the speeds for all roads are set to 1 mph, so I would think they are fairly equal intervals? I guess not...
    Liked On: 05-23-2011, 11:36 PM


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