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Eric Frost
11-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Welcome to the U.S. State Identification Game!

This is intended as a demo application showing how MapPoint can be automated. This is using Excel, but anything that can make COM API calls could also be used including any of the other Office Apps that have VBA, any of the .NET languages, C/C++, Python (see examples in the MP2Kmag Articles section), and dozens if not hundreds of other languages and development environments.

Not any less is this intended to be educational, fun, and a challenge!

Are you interested in seeing this adopted to other geographies, such as European or World Countries, Major Cities, Oceans and Major Bodies of Water, etc.? Let us know in the comments below and if you are interested in helping to put together the lists and test.

Objective --

Identify states given a map with the state outline and no labels.

Instructions --

Double-click on the .exe file to launch the application. The program will automatically start MapPoint in the background and immediately begin the quiz.

You will be shown a map (with no labels) in the background and a dialog in front with three buttons with state names. Click on the button that corresponds to the map.

There will be a total of ten states and a summary showing how many you did correctly and which ones if any were incorrect.

Download here --

State Identification Game (http://www.MapForums.com/State Indentifier Game.exe)

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Updates --
11/6/2012: Removed MapPoint reference and changed all variable declarations to "Object" for portability.