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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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  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, 06:34 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, 04:09 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, 02:43 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, 05:56 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, 03:06 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, 03:04 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, 03:39 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, 08:06 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, 08:09 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: 05-24-2011, 12:36 AM

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