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cliffalbert
10-31-2009, 08:48 AM
Just started playing with 2010. Am I crazy or did they NOT add a single state mapping function to this V?

Eric Frost
11-01-2009, 07:52 AM
I don't think they did.. ?

Eric

cliffalbert
11-01-2009, 09:32 AM
Amazing but I am still a bit surprised.

Thanks

Eric Frost
11-01-2009, 09:37 AM
I don't think it was a highly requested feature.

Anyway, did you play with the Map Settings? That part is amazing. When I saw a preview of it in Redmond earlier this year I jokingly asked them what this version with the Map Settings pane was going to cost - $800? But of course they left the price unchanged.

Eric

cliffalbert
11-01-2009, 09:49 AM
Oh that's great. Now you're able to clear up lots of data that wasn't removable before and it's pretty easy to use as it's set up as check boxes with a simple default reset button. Cool stuff.

tkchaitanya
10-22-2010, 04:50 AM
Oh that's great. Now you're able to clear up lots of data that wasn't removable before and it's pretty easy to use as it's set up as check boxes with a simple default reset button. Cool stuff.

Guys: Sorry, I am new to the MapPpoint services. It would be grateful if someone guides me how to do a Single State mapping? and How can I programayically build the boundaries for "Counties" with territories api/ is there any work around for this feature?

Thanks in advance,
Chaitanya...

Winwaed
10-22-2010, 07:46 AM
The above is referring to the MapPoint desktop product and not the web services. The web services are slowly being replaced by the "Bing Maps" range of products - including web services. (in fact MapPoint Web Services now carry the Bing brand).

MapPoint territories are very limited from the point of view of the API.
I think it would b ebetter if you explained "big picture" what you were trying to do and then we can give some possible approaches.

Richard

tkchaitanya
10-25-2010, 01:02 AM
The above is referring to the MapPoint desktop product and not the web services. The web services are slowly being replaced by the "Bing Maps" range of products - including web services. (in fact MapPoint Web Services now carry the Bing brand).

MapPoint territories are very limited from the point of view of the API.
I think it would b ebetter if you explained "big picture" what you were trying to do and then we can give some possible approaches.

Richard

Thank you Richard:

Yes, you are right, I was basically looking at the windows map. I found a way to programatically bring the County borders by defining the territory and use them programatically. Let me know if any one wants to leverage these kind of a features :).

What one thing still I am looking at is showing tooltip for the pushpins. It would be grate if I get some directions in this regard.

Thanks,
Chaitanya...

Eric Frost
10-25-2010, 08:52 AM
Chaitanya,

I think the only way to get tooltips is to do a Data Map.

For instance, if you have a dataset that is all one pushpin -- do a Multiple Symbol Map but then have all the pushpins in a single category. The Tooltip will show what's in the "data" field. This may be a little tricky to get it to display exactly what you need, but if you post a sample maybe we could help with it.

Eric

tkchaitanya
11-11-2010, 08:08 AM
Chaitanya,

I think the only way to get tooltips is to do a Data Map.

For instance, if you have a dataset that is all one pushpin -- do a Multiple Symbol Map but then have all the pushpins in a single category. The Tooltip will show what's in the "data" field. This may be a little tricky to get it to display exactly what you need, but if you post a sample maybe we could help with it.

Eric

Thank you so much Eric:

An another challenge I have:

I was constructing the territories to be mapped programatically, I was successfull doing that. but I have a concern in plotting the boundary regions with custom colors. Meaning can I programatically set the boundory region color in the map?

Thanks for your help,
Chaitanya...

Winwaed
11-12-2010, 07:47 AM
Do you mean the thick black lines that are drawn around each territory? If so, no you can't.

Richard

tkchaitanya
11-12-2010, 10:37 AM
Do you mean the thick black lines that are drawn around each territory? If so, no you can't.

Richard

Thank you Richard:

No, I am talking about the color inside the region. For instance when we create a territory we assign a color to the territory. I would like to programatically change the color at runtime. I have to set the color to the territory to match the bussiness rules at run time.

Thanks for the help.
Chaitanya...

Winwaed
11-15-2010, 08:21 AM
No, you are limited to those pre-defined palettes - I think you can only set them at import.

tkchaitanya
11-15-2010, 10:39 AM
No, you are limited to those pre-defined palettes - I think you can only set them at import.

Ok, What do you mean by Import? can I at any point of time choose the color that I want at runtime? If so could you please give me some direction on how to do it?

Note: When I do an Import territories API call It does just picks up some random color. I want to change this color and set based on some pre defined logic.

Thanks for the help :)
Chaitanya...

Zackarren
10-20-2012, 05:41 AM
Well I also want this great feature in which you could play with boundary lines defining your country. And it would be an innovative creation. I would be starting constructing territories to be mapped in a comprehensive manner.