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06-03-2010, 02:01 PM
I need to transfer complicated drawing from one map to another. Does anyone know an easy way to do that? :sorcerer:

Here's a more detailed explanation: :detective:
I'm using the drawing tools to mark up areas on my maps.
I need to end up up with one map for customers and one for production.
Customer maps and production maps have a different base file underneath.
I have a specific map with territories and customer related info on it.
Once the map is approved, I need to transfer the production related drawing to a production related map base.

I hope that makes sense. Thanks for reading. :euro:

Mattys Consulting
06-11-2010, 07:18 AM
Certainly, we can do this.
It is our daily business to list all shapes, copy, paste, serialize, and perform
mathematical operations to determine point in polygon and others.
We'd be happy to provide such service to you.

PROFIT100 Consulting
08-15-2010, 01:58 AM
Please send us an email. ms@profit100.de
We programmed a powerful MapPoint Shapemanager (http://profit100.eu/become-a-beta-tester.html) and are looking for :surrender: BETA-Tester (http://profit100.eu/become-a-beta-tester.html).
With kind regards
PROFIT100 Consulting

Manfred Suendorf

Visit download (http://profit100.eu/download/ic-business-tools.html) and test (30 day free) this powerful MapPoint Tool.

10-16-2011, 05:29 PM
Just Copy and Paste from one Map to another

Being doing this with to consolidate three Maps into one.

It remebers all the location deatils and pastes exactly the same

10-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Off topic

Let the moderators delete this:

Dear advertisers, this was a simple question. This question had a simple answer.
Why it was needed to adverise so agressive.
Very soon I'll stop reading this forum, because it is not a FORUM - it became advertisin competition.

Eric Frost
10-19-2011, 03:53 PM
haha, Very good. Actually thank you very much. I'm going to leave this thread as instruction to those two people.

Yeah my feeling is, Mattys Consulting's posts are often in vein of -- yes we can do this for you on a consulting basis -- but I think most of the time offers good constructive posts. And often, what people are asking for would take considerable work, so it would make sense to say "yes what you are doing is possible, but it's going to be some (or a a lot of) work, so you could pay me for the work if you want". That's perfectly reasonable.

PROFIT100 was been publicly warned, and although it's slow going, me thinks they are getting better about actually participating in the forum as evidenced today in fact and not just posting canned links to their products.

Our philosophy on the forum has always been to let it be open for people to promote their products and services, but you are right to point out this thread as an example of where things can go south.

However, do we know if Jasper's solution really actually the perfect solution? From the description, it actually sounds kind of complicated. So maybe the "we do custom solutions" posts make sense?


Eric Frost
10-19-2011, 04:06 PM

Before you stop reading and participating in our forum, please see my post today:


Lots of free advice et all like you'd expect in a forum including a fairly good actual code and a useful sample. Note the DistMiles() function in the Excel download. You might already know how to do this, but you have to admit it's valuable sh*@!

I'd challenge Mattys Consulting and PROFIT100 to post other great content for other people in the next 48 hours or 7 days fun fun :-O

Whoever participates will be featured in the next newsletter and whoever does the best will be in the title on the e-mail newsletter :-) Doesn't have to be code, can just be stuff in our Tips & Tricks section. http://www.mapforums.com/tips-tricks/


10-20-2011, 08:14 AM
It is a fine line for us commercial consultants/authors. On the one hand we want to post here, produce constructive helpful posts which demonstrate our expertise. On the other hand some people expect us to work for free, and this is our living and puts food on the table - or it does for me!

Questions come from people with a wide range of abilities - from complete MapPoint newbies through to sophisticated developers. I try to produce constructive answers where possible. It is often unclear if the questioner is up for any programming, so many answers might be "this could be done with custom programming" in which case I might include a quick reference to how ("iterate through the shape objects changing their colors" for example) or add a quick note that I could be hired to do it. It is then up to the questioner to investigate custom programming, whether it is worth their time to do it themselves, contact someone such as myself, or drop the idea as too much hassle. Then if the questioner *is* up for programming and investigating how, I can give more help.

Often a problem might be a common problem where I have an off the shelf solution (or know of one from someone else). My RouteWriter product, Michael Mattys' Custom Printing Services, and John Meyer's Pushpin Tool are all in this category. For these I'll describe the problem, describe it as being common, mention that a third party product is available and where it can be found (with a disclosure if I'm the author or reseller!). Note that such answers are highly targeted to the problem at hand. For marginal cases (this happens a lot with my MPSuperShape product) it might be something like "MPSuperShape could do half of what you are trying to do but it would still be a lot of effort - try the free trial if you wish". Here honesty is the best approach for both the questioner and me as a vendor.

Blanket "use my add-in" answers for all posts asking about route calculations only annoy. Anyone who has done much work with MapPoint routes from a customer's perspective will know that there's a lot of variability - hence I have two three route related products and even they only cover a limited number of use cases.

Adding to the community also helps (as suggested by Eric as well) - for example writing articles, producing short free add-ins (eg. my BackAndForward utility or Paul Larson's DriveSpeed add-in), etc.

10-20-2011, 10:50 AM
to continue, to develop, no doubt, successful business, I think you should encourage as many as possible users to visit this forum. The ordinary users need to see in your face more mentors. To develop your business you need to build on a broad base of users whose level of knowledge is so advanced that they can appreciate the exceptional products that you are offering.
I am very positive about the work of Matty. I've tried products of profit100. At one time Richard asked me to test his Cluster and I think it helped with the Bulgarian localization...
But generally every one of you must continue to "create" users for your products.
Let the challenge begin! :yes: