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mrodriguez
03-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Hello,

Is there a way to select multiple pushpins and "Show Information" on those pushpins without having to export to Excel and without having to have the Pushpin balloons overlap areas on the map. Manually selecting multiple pushpins and then clicking to show information overlaps the part of the map that I am trying to look at but I need to able to see the information in the balloon.

Also, when drawing a radius and exporting results inside that radius to excel, I have to switch to excel, find a data point in the list of results, and then switch back to the map and manually search for the data point. This can be quite cumbersome when working with a large number of data points within a small area. Is there an easier or faster way of doing this?

Thanks,
Matt

Eric Frost
03-19-2012, 04:24 PM
Is there a way to select multiple pushpins and "Show Information" on those pushpins without having to export to Excel and without having to have the Pushpin balloons overlap areas on the map. Manually selecting multiple pushpins and then clicking to show information overlaps the part of the map that I am trying to look at but I need to able to see the information in the balloon.

There is an "Orientation" setting for the balloons you can set manually, but I can't think of a way to do this automatically to minimize the overlap. Depending on your workflow and exact needs, you might be able to do something with a custom labeling add-in? If you are interested I could show you some examples.


Also, when drawing a radius and exporting results inside that radius to excel, I have to switch to excel, find a data point in the list of results, and then switch back to the map and manually search for the data point. This can be quite cumbersome when working with a large number of data points within a small area. Is there an easier or faster way of doing this?

It's possible using Excel events and a little custom VBA macro code to automatically jump from a particular row in Excel to the Pushpin on the map. Let me know if you are interested in attempting to tackle this programmatically and I could share some pointers on the code.

Eric