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gsc1ugs
03-06-2003, 04:00 AM
Hi all,

I have the pushpin to plugin for mappoint and wanted to know if i imported LATITTUDE and LONGITUDE i could then get the names of places if any, ie: citys, towns, places, districts etc?

mark.sechrist
03-06-2003, 01:06 PM
I do not know how to do it strictly by lat/lon. However, I think you may have better luck with looking at the zipcode. There are databases out there which list the town name, county and FIPS for zip codes.

gsc1ugs
03-07-2003, 03:50 AM
I'd like to know if it is possible with the pushpin tool

John Meyer
03-07-2003, 09:46 AM
No there is nothing in Pushpin Tool for doing that.

gsc1ugs
03-07-2003, 10:01 AM
Thank you

mark.sechrist
03-07-2003, 10:18 AM
John - I actually use your add in to do a work around that gets me there. Essentially, I map an Access database of zip codes, which includes city names, county names, area codes, etc and then draw a shape around the desired zone and export with Pushpin Tool. On of the results is a listing of zip codes and the towns they represent.

gsc1ugs
03-07-2003, 10:26 AM
But your not getting them back with just LAT and LON are you?

mark.sechrist
03-07-2003, 10:51 AM
The data I map includes the following elements: Zip code, City name, County Name, Lat/Lon of center point of zip code, etc. When I map this file, then use Pushpin Tool, the data that is extracted is Zip code, City name, County name, Lat, Lon, etc.

I am not sure if I answered your question, but I hope it helps.

gsc1ugs
03-07-2003, 10:58 AM
I understand that Mark, my question was can i get more info back than i put in other than LAT AND LON i supply

mark.sechrist
03-07-2003, 11:06 AM
Sorry, I misunderstood your question. No, I don't think you can get anything back more than you supply. My info is mapped by linked Access files that have the common thread of zip code. Sorry I could not be of more help.

gsc1ugs
03-07-2003, 11:08 AM
no prob