View Full Version : Generate quality output for print?

07-18-2009, 10:35 PM
Hi, all. I am new to this forum and relatively new to MapPoint.

I wrote an application in which produces high-quality printed output. I need to be able to include equally high-quality maps as part of that output. My requirements are pretty simple: it needs to look good; I need to be able to add "pushpins" or other markers at specific address; and it needs to accept this list of addresses from my app in one way or another (either directly, through a text file, or whatever).

I thought that MapPoint would be a good choice, but my first attempt (about a year ago) was highly unsatisfactory. The lines were thin and jagged (not anti-aliased) and MP added a huge, ugly watermark to the resulting bitmap file.

This was prior to MapPoint 2009. Has this improved any in MP2009? Is there some setting that I overlooked to produce higher-quality output? And if not, is there a cost-effective alternative that would meet these basic needs? I don't need routing, trip info, or anything else--just a nice-looking map exported to a bitmap or other file, with pushpin-marked addresses.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm on a deadline, quick help would be even more appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

07-19-2009, 02:07 AM

Yes this is finally improved. I just did a 'save as webpage' in de standalone and the produced *.gif contains a very brief signature at the bottom (as it should be!!!). I have attached the gif so you can view it.

save the map when used mappoint embedded should produce same result.

Mattys Consulting
07-19-2009, 07:53 PM
Also see Mattys Consulting - Map Galleries (http://www.mattysconsulting.com/GalleryFrameset.htm)
I also have a gdiplus app that snaps smaller images.

Mike Mattys
Mattys Consulting - Custom Programming (http://www.mattysconsulting.com)

07-20-2009, 11:58 AM
Yes this is finally improved. I just did a 'save as webpage' in de standalone and the produced *.gif contains a

Thanks! The image you posted looks good. I just need to see now what it looks like on the individual street level. I'll download the trial and give it a try.