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Eric Frost
03-01-2011, 10:26 AM
As of today March 1st, 2011 MapPoint 2011 is now officially released!

I haven't seen a press release yet, but you can see the MapPoint Product Home page has been updated and a trial download for MapPoint 2011 North America is now available. I hear the team is now working hard to get MapPoint 2011 Europe out the door.

After two releases with significant changes (MapPoint 2009 and MapPoint 2010) this release focused primarily on the #1 customer request which is data updates. As such there are 88,000 additional miles of roads. Updates are in the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Larry Peterson on the MapPoint team at Microsoft writes --

This year we focused on updating our mapping data which is the #1 requested feature. With the 2011 version, you get 1.9 million points of interest (not only updated from 2010 but it was only 1.7million so many more have been added). There are also 88,000 additional miles of navigable roads in 2011 over 2010. That is pretty huge – equivalent to over 15 coast to coast round trips driving San Francisco between New York City.

Product development takes time and release cycles change for a variety of reasons. We’re ultimately committed to delivering top quality to our customers and this is what drives all efforts behind the product.

You can order MapPoint 2011 through us using Plimus or Paypal, both accept credit cards and Plimus also offers additional methods of payment (phone, check, etc.) Contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

Order MapPoint 2011 via Plimus (https://www.plimus.com/jsp/buynow.jsp?contractId=2946812&referrer=mapforums)

Order MapPoint 2011 via Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=website%40mp2kmag.com&item_name=MapPoint+2011+North+America&amount=289)

Contact Us with your Questions - website@mp2kmag.com


More information about MapPoint 2011 in other threads --

MapPoint 2011 Volume Discount Pricing (http://www.mapforums.com/mappoint-2011-volume-discount-pricing-15551.html)

MapPoint 2010 / MapPoint 2011 Road Comparison (http://www.mapforums.com/mappoint-2010-mappoint-2011-road-comparisons-15554.html)

Find Coupons Feature Removed (http://www.mapforums.com/find-coupons-feature-missing-mappoint-2011-a-15553.html)

Alexian
03-03-2011, 05:21 AM
Hi there.

Do you know if there's any news about the SDK? I mean some update for the Interop.MapPoint COM object? Improvements, performance, etc...

Thanks in advance.

Winwaed
03-03-2011, 07:14 AM
Alexian: It is the same API.


Richard

clayms1
03-11-2011, 11:59 AM
Good morning,

I have been using MapPoint 2006 for years...waiting to update mostly for the inclusion of the 2010 census data. Has that data been included in 2011? If not, will it be made available without an upgrade fee?

Eric Frost
03-11-2011, 12:24 PM
No, I don't think the Census has published all the information yet, in any case it's not in MapPoint 2011.

I think it would be a major pain to get the 2010 census tract data into MapPoint 2011 when it is released, because the boundaries changes, but the county and state level demographic should be easy to import.

Eric

cowanjohn
03-14-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm a long term user of MapPoint. I use it all the time and look forward to updates even though I think a discount for upgrading is in order instead of charging full price.

I went ahead and purchased 2011 anyway and came away very unhappy.

There is no update whatsoever to the Census data. No updating from the 2007 estimates much less incorporating the 2010 data. Nor was there any change in the zip code database. To me, this lack of new data is inexcusabe in a newly released product. That's the reason I bought it.

I tested a few files for matching at zip only level, and found exacty the same missing zips. Some are older zips, like 60484 that they don't have at all. The program also won't find any 00*** zip codes in a search, although I doubt too many people try to search or match addresses in Puerto Rico. The Zips do exist on the map, you just can't search or match them when importing.

I also tested an address file of some 27,000 addresses delivery-point-verified by the USPS with all PO Boxes removed. The results were more addresses were not matched in the 2011 version than 2010. When the unmatched addresses were spot checked, it appears the reason is the address database contains duplicates. When the addess is located in the program's database it gets confused and won't select either address unless manually prompted to do so. Should be easy to fix, but they let it slip through.

I woudn't want any reader to mistake my comments. I truly do like the simpliciy of MapPoint and I strongly endorse the program. However, Microsoft needs to apprecite loyal users like me in pricing and not insult us with updates like this one.

RobertAustin
03-18-2011, 02:21 PM
I am new to MapPoint. I have a VB application that is using the MapPoint control. My map comes up fine, and I have a gps pane shows the current time and position provided by my gps device. How do I get at this gps data using the control? I need the UTC, the latitude, longitude, and height to make some calculations, but I can't find a way to get at these numbers, which are displayed on the gps pane. To me, this seems to be the most obvious think anyone would want to be able to do, yet I can't find anything on it

dond105
04-21-2011, 02:56 PM
I'm using MP 2011 and just discovered that when I export territories not all the zip codes are exported and according to a list from the USPS not all current zip codes are in MS 2011...is there a way to update the zip code list in MS 20111?

Mary755
06-24-2011, 10:29 AM
Has Microsoft corrected the problem with mapping Broomfield County, Colorado. When mapping at the county level, Broomfield maps correctly. However, when mapping at the censustract level, MapPoint does not map all the censustracts for Broomfield and leaves blank grey spots (as if it is not part of the terrority) where the censustracts should be.

See attached pdfs for sample of problem.

Thanks for the information.

BUTTONONE
07-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Hi

I am new to the tool. I wish to illustrate the distribution of field visits overlayed on a map in the UK and Ireland. (There will be hundreds of these). I then wish to overlay our logistics locations which we have 17.

Is this something easy to do. I would really appreciate any guidance.

Kind rgds

Sarah.

mapping21
07-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Hi cowanjohn,

What do you do to create maps, import and export information for Puerto Rico? I been trying to extract Demographic info and it is not possible also i tried to import addresses for PR and they are not recognized but the address information are there when to click down at the street level.

Do you use other software for PR.? I been looking around and the ones i have found are complicated to use and extremely expensive.

Also, do you know how to extract demographic info for o0ne section of a Zip code and not for the entire Zip code?

I have called Microsoft several time for these and other concerns and no one knows as unfortunately they are not very familiar with the Mappoint.

Any advice?

my email is maps@ndg-usa.com





I'm a long term user of MapPoint. I use it all the time and look forward to updates even though I think a discount for upgrading is in order instead of charging full price.

I went ahead and purchased 2011 anyway and came away very unhappy.

There is no update whatsoever to the Census data. No updating from the 2007 estimates much less incorporating the 2010 data. Nor was there any change in the zip code database. To me, this lack of new data is inexcusabe in a newly released product. That's the reason I bought it.

I tested a few files for matching at zip only level, and found exacty the same missing zips. Some are older zips, like 60484 that they don't have at all. The program also won't find any 00*** zip codes in a search, although I doubt too many people try to search or match addresses in Puerto Rico. The Zips do exist on the map, you just can't search or match them when importing.

I also tested an address file of some 27,000 addresses delivery-point-verified by the USPS with all PO Boxes removed. The results were more addresses were not matched in the 2011 version than 2010. When the unmatched addresses were spot checked, it appears the reason is the address database contains duplicates. When the addess is located in the program's database it gets confused and won't select either address unless manually prompted to do so. Should be easy to fix, but they let it slip through.

I woudn't want any reader to mistake my comments. I truly do like the simpliciy of MapPoint and I strongly endorse the program. However, Microsoft needs to apprecite loyal users like me in pricing and not insult us with updates like this one.

rudocksp
10-10-2011, 10:44 AM
Hello to anyone.

I am new to this Forum. My job within the State Dept. has me traveling domestically 50-60% of the time, so I need a really good mapping tool. I bought a very good Garmin (nuvi 3790 LMT) and the Microsoft Streets and Trips.

Although streets and trips is OK, I need a better map planning tool. I believe MapPoint is a good tool for that purpose (please comment and convince me). But do I wait for the 2012 version and when is it's planned release?

I welcome all comments on this.

Thank you.

Steve

Eric Frost
10-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Hello Steve and Welcome to the Forums!

If you can, download and install the trial version of MapPoint 2011. It is fully functional and works for 60 days, should be plenty of time for you to evaluate it.

Use MapPoint instead of Streets & Trips during that time. The basic mapping and routing functionality is the same, so you should have zero learning to do.

I am actually thinking it's possible, unless you want to write macros and do programming with MapPoint, you might not see many new features regarding Navigation. But please test it out and let us know!

That said, if you do want to write macros to automate things such as keeping in sync an Excel spreadsheet and your work in MapPoint, or automatically generating a route based on various parameters in the Excel spreadsheet using macro's, this is something MapPoint is very powerful at doing, and which is not possible with S&T.

Let us know how it goes!
Eric

PROFIT100 Consulting
10-11-2011, 02:03 AM
Hello Steve,

Test the MapPoint - IC-RouteManager (http://wh-en.mappoint-tools.info/GA/index.htm#page=html/RoutenManager/IC-RoutenManager.htm) - .
You can download (http://profit100.eu/download/ic-business-tools.html) the AddIn. The Lightversion is freeware.

Manfred

scottreidnelson
10-24-2011, 07:38 PM
our company bought 4 5 user pack editions of MapPoint 2011. Installed it on as many PCs. Now have replaced the hardware underneath an installation of Windows / MapPoint. This PC is replace - the old one no longer in use. How do I re-activate Map Point 2011. Do I really need to buy more licenses?

Eric Frost
10-29-2011, 07:38 AM
our company bought 4 5 user pack editions of MapPoint 2011. Installed it on as many PCs. Now have replaced the hardware underneath an installation of Windows / MapPoint. This PC is replace - the old one no longer in use. How do I re-activate Map Point 2011. Do I really need to buy more licenses?

You should not have to buy new licenses. Did you copies of MapPoint require activation? I think I've been told that you can usually activate up to 2 or 3 computers before Microsoft's Activation process actually makes you call in, so I would just try installing and activating as usual. If it doesn't let you activate, then the solution would just be to call in to Microsoft and explain things.

Let us know how it goes!

Eric

Lainy Mac
11-18-2011, 09:42 AM
Hi, I have purchased the MapPoint 2011 North American Maps. However, not able to add Canadian demographics to the map. Please advise. Thanks

Eric Frost
11-18-2011, 09:44 AM
I don't think MapPoint 2011 comes with any built-in demographic data for Canada.

Do you have demographic data from another source to import into MapPoint?

Eric

Lainy Mac
11-18-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi Eric, no I don't any advise? Thanks

Eric Frost
11-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Sorry I don't really know.

How detailed do you need the demographic to be?

https://www.google.com/search?&q=Free+Canadian+Demographic+data

I don't know if it get expensive if you drill down to say postal codes, but maybe the three-character postal codes are less expensive.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Postal+Code+Canadian+Demographic+Data

Eric

flowersa
11-23-2011, 10:11 AM
Will there be a Mappoint Europe 2012 version and if so will it include more up to date Navteq maps than the 2009 versions in Mappoint Europe 2011 ?

Eric Frost
11-24-2011, 08:25 AM
Don't quote me, but I think if there was a MapPoint 2012 release we might have heard about it already or at least heard rumors. I'm guess it will be called MapPoint 2013 and would be released later in 2012, perhaps the second half.

Also, because MapPoint 2011 was only an updated data release (no new functionality, zip code, or demos) I would expect MapPoint 2013 (if it is indeed called that) to be very compelling, like having Census 2010 demographics and lots of other updated things and hopefully all outstanding bugs (some of which have been in the product since MP09 already) will finally be fixed :-)

Eric

flowersa
11-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Thanks for that Eric. That's the most helpful response I've had after asking the question to several Microsoft support sites and e-mail addresses.