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bhalla
06-08-2010, 01:26 PM
I have 78,000 address that I need to find the most logical center of, is there a way to complete this using Mappoint?

Winwaed
06-09-2010, 10:15 AM
Not really.

As logical center, do you mean something along the lines of a "mathematical mean"?

If so, the best approach is to get the coordinates for the pushpins (okay, MapPoint - especially with Pushpin Tool could be used for this), and then use a bit of maths and trig to find the mathematical mean. You won't be able to do a straight average of the longitude,latitude coordinates: you will have to convert to 3d cartesian coords to calculate the mean.


Richard