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kirghizstan
09-17-2009, 02:14 PM
I create colored maps based on data in excel and paste the resulting map back into excel. Is there a way to create a Map that just shows the 50 US States? My company only does business in the US so the other areas becomes distracting to the presentation.

Winwaed
09-17-2009, 02:23 PM
The Single State Mapper is a map template that could be used for this.

It is produced by Eric Frost who operates this site, but we are also resellers, see:

Single State Mapper: Display Individual States in Microsoft MapPoint (http://www.mapping-tools.com/single_state_mapper/index.shtml)


The original ("classic"!) template covers each State up with a white shape. The surroundings are covered with white shapes. Simple delete the shape(s) required to see below. So for an "entire US", you would delete the shapes for every State (some have multiple shapes - eg. Michigan) leaving the surroundings.

Single Shape Mapper now also ships with a county version - ie. you can mask details down to the county level - eg. you might be only interested North California and have no interest in Los Angeles and San Diego.


I sometimes use Single State Mapper myself, for example I used it to create a mask for the when creating the following demo:

Sample MapPoint Map displayed in Bing Maps (http://www.mapping-tools.com/print/large_map.shtml)

This displays an overlay created by MapPoint on Bing Maps.


Richard

Eric Frost
09-17-2009, 07:53 PM
This is similar (48 states) and is part of the MapForums Downloads section ($19.95 for three months access). --

http://www.mapforums.com/map-us-48-states-only-10178.html

When I get a chance, we are actually raising the price to $99 per year, so take advantage of the low price to access all the downloads now :-)

Eric