View Full Version : Additional Data in MapPoint 2003

Eric Frost
08-07-2002, 11:33 AM
What new data do you hope will be included in MapPoint 2003?

New countries added to the North American and European versions?

New datasets including points and demographics in areas already covered?

New version, e.g. Latin or South America (Brazil/Chile/Argentina, etc.), Asia (Australia/Japan, etc.)?

09-30-2002, 02:53 PM
I would also like to express interest in South American Data

10-01-2002, 09:00 AM
Wish list:
- australia maps (including new zealand)
- map import function for updated maps (like service packs)

10-15-2002, 05:03 PM
I love Mappoint for wayfinding. However, it's much less useful when I enter a national park, national forest, or other wilderness area.

I believe that some readily available maps showing dirt roads, hiking trails, and general points of interest in some of the most popular wilderness areas would really enhance the product. There are probably lots of people who would purchase the product solely for access to this kind of information.

Even including detailed maps for a couple of national parks (Yosemite and Yellowstone, and / or the Grand Canyon maybe) would be a great addition.

10-18-2002, 11:24 PM
I would like to second, third, and fourth the desire for Australia/NZ support in MapPoint.

The business analysis tools in MapPoint and the integration with MS products is great (not to mention it further keeps our company from migrating our 6000+ workstations to nonMS operating systems).

10-19-2002, 03:36 PM
What new data do you hope will be included in MapPoint 2003?
Russian countries

New countries added to the North American and European versions?

New datasets including points and demographics in areas already covered?

New version, e.g. Latin or South America (Brazil/Chile/Argentina, etc.), Asia (Australia/Japan, etc.)? :lol:

10-21-2002, 01:41 PM
Township boundaries (sub-divisions of a US county) would be very helpful in some of the things I'm doing.

11-20-2002, 04:09 PM
Mappoint does almost everything I need, except for a couple of functions and I would like to see some more details.

1.) When exporting data into Excel, I would like to be able to have more options included with what is already available or selected (City name) when exporting.

2.) Exit numbers on all the major highways

3.) view the direction of one-way streets

11-22-2002, 12:37 PM
Range-Township-Section boundaries would be great!

11-25-2002, 10:30 AM
I would like to see data necessary for truckers ... bridge heights, road widths and directions (for one way streets). I'd also like to see speed limits for roads in the directions. Finally, COMPLETE data (as if that's actually possible) would be nice. Many streets are not even shown in MapPoint where I can walk out the front door and say "oh look, there's a street" ... who does Microsoft buy their data from? They may want to consider other companies...

Otherwise, what exactly are we paying for???

12-04-2002, 03:07 PM
allow the export and overlay of, say, one city of the aerial photos that microsoft already has on terraserver. Obviously you can't store 3,000GB of all aerial maps on one CD.

Then allow that satellite layer to toggle on or off.


12-05-2002, 11:06 AM
I would like to see the data for Iceland updated. The 1998 tunnel under the "Fjord of Whales" is not available yet; so travellers from Reykjavík to Akranes are either directed to the no longer existing ferry, or the long around the fjord.

Just my wish...

02-27-2003, 10:08 AM
It would be really useful if MP 2003 gave acess to a broader range of coloured pushpins (without the time consuming process of creating custom ones!) Also allowing more than 8 sets of data on a multple pushpin map would save me hours spent splitting data in other applications.

03-26-2003, 09:22 AM
seconding an earlier post for the ability to export the lat & Lon data from a specific address. If MapPoint can plot them why can't we get them. this is critical in routing for deliveries and service call indusry as MP's current capabilities are sorley lacking in what seems to me a basic capability.

03-26-2003, 03:38 PM
I would really like the line files from the 2000 census, e.g. cenus, msa defintions per 2000 census, not 1990

05-01-2003, 08:47 AM
I'd prefer Microsoft to finish mapping entirely every country than starting to map some new countries.
Anyways, if I had to add any new countries I'd be interrested in Eastern European countries.

06-30-2003, 10:41 AM
There is a long list of wishes here. Microsoft could never fill this. To fill it they need help, 3D party developers. But 3D party developer can't do very much when the programming interface is extremely limited and crippled. If they can crack the hood (a bit, like other office apps) developers will come like crazy, MapInfo and Arcview are painful to use and expensive, and MS has better integration with other office applications, there is a huge demand going unfilled...microsoft, you are leaving money on the table.... :shock:

07-09-2003, 10:55 AM
As usual, I nice long featurerequest list from me :)

Include house names as well as house numbers - a street full of named houses willjust return the name of the street for all of them
Fix the Swansea/Cork ferry bug
Allow multiple editions to be installed side-by-side and integrate with each other - e.g. NA and Europe installed simultaneously allows you to route-plan from London to Seattle
Allow animated merge mapping - for data that changes with time
Add more places of interest - I currently can't find the Royal Festival Hall in London (despite the fact that in the locality, I can find three ATMs)
Ability to show/hide houses, so you don't have to guess where to click
Ability to zoom in further
Integration with MapPoint.net online to get up-to-date maps and/or satellite photos

That's all I can think of for now...[/list]

10-04-2003, 11:11 PM
I would like to know where I can get detailed maps from Brazil to MS-MapPoint 2002/2004 :D

10-29-2003, 07:03 PM
Australia/New Zealand

and Serbia as well

10-30-2003, 11:05 AM
Lets face it, this is a cool product that does a lot of things.
My main wish is that post codes etc stay updated and the product keeps evolving.

01-25-2004, 02:23 PM
Making use of sattellite photos, similar to Terraserver or Earthviewer, as a layer that could be toggled on and off would be fantastic.

Having "True 3-D" maps, such as will the products from Urban Data Solutions, would be awesome. Yeah, I know it would probably cost a fortune.