I've been using the spatial data import for a while now, to load .shp files created in ArcView. It usually works fine, but some files seem to confuse MapPoint... the ones that contain two seperate areas that are in the same shape file. A good example of this is a shapefile of the zipcode 02532 in Boston MA. Opening it in ArcExplorer shows two seperate polygons of the same color... seperated by a canal that cutts through the middle of the zipcode. If I open it in MapPoint using the spatial data import, it gets messed up as it tries to connect the two seperate polygons and creates an overlapping area which is then considered not a part of the shape.
If that is not clear I can send a copy of the .shp file for anyone that is interested. I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent MapPoint from reading the file incorrectly... maybe I need to change how the shapefile is created... I'm really at a loss and any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!