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Anonymous
06-22-2001, 08:51 PM
I need to know if you have or know of an add-in for phone AREA CODE and EXCHANGE. In the Territories Wizard the same way you can choose zipcode I need to be able to select AREA CODE and EXCHANGE. Will you have this or do you know anyone that does ??



Thanks

Ed Perez

Anonymous
06-22-2001, 08:51 PM
The new Territories feature in MapPoint 2002 only works with boundaries
included in our map - ZIP codes, counties, states, etc. There are no
phone area codes or exhange boundaries in MapPoint. The only possible
solution would be to find a data provider that has this boundary data in
ESRI or MapInfo format. With the ESRI/MapInfo file converter sample code
that Microsoft will be releasing soon, you could bring this data in and
overlay it on the map. You could then for instance use these boundaries
to extract data that was geocoded onto the map (on street address, ZIP,
lat/long or some other geocoding supported by MapPoint) to Excel for
analysis. But you would not be able to use these imported boundaries in
the same way that you use MapPoint territories. MapPoint doesn't really
know what these boundaries mean, they are just named drawing objects on
top of the map.