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ineedmaps
01-19-2009, 02:55 PM
:bulb:I am a new MapPoint user. I have used other mapping/GIS systems in the past, particularly Scan/US and MapInfo. I underastand that MapPoint isn't a GIS, but I am looking for some very basic capabilities. I'm plotting simple point data and would like to have more control over the appearance/format of the map. Is there any way to do the following in MapPoint, or should I be looking at another platform?

Show a lable next to each pushpin without having to click on each one
Move map layers up or down without having to edit the layer label
Filter user-provided layers to appear/disappear at different zoom "heights"
Selectively remove land features from the base map (city dots and names, for example)
Create a thematic map based on named groups, not numerical data
Add footnotes to maps
Reposition the legend
I'm comforatable with writing VB code and I'm hoping that some of the above may be implementable through programming.

Any asssistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Eric Frost
01-19-2009, 05:55 PM
See comments in-line below. Let me know if you need more explanation or additional help with any of the items below.


Show a lable next to each pushpin without having to click on each one

Yes - you can loop over the pushpins and control the Balloon.


Move map layers up or down without having to edit the layer label

You can Cut/Paste the layers to move them to the site.


Filter user-provided layers to appear/disappear at different zoom "heights"

Not really, but you could probably have a COM add-in that would do this.


Selectively remove land features from the base map (city dots and names, for example)

No - you can change the Map Style, and Font size, but not selectively remove items or layers.


Create a thematic map based on named groups, not numerical data

I think you can do this.


Add footnotes to maps

You'd have to paste it into Word or Powerpoint and add the annotation there.


Reposition the legend

Do you mean to move to top or right side? Then no...



Hope this helps!
Eric