I'm testing MapPoint for some of my GIS-users. I'm working with "heavy" GIS software (ArcInfo9), but my users want to have a "light" tool for instant mapping of analysis results.
The main issue before purchasing some MapPoint licenses, is that we should be able to use our NUTS Region shapefiles in MapPoint. I already tested the MapPoint Spatial Data Import COM Add-in, but then you get graphic/drawing elements that cannot be used for thematic maps.
Is it very difficult to write a VB tool to complete the spatial data import with a conversion to territories? Or could we buy an existing tool that manages this conversion (I didn't find any on thet net)? Or did you see already some sample scripts for the conversion to territory on this forum?
I found on this forum (for example here and here) that many users are asking for solutions to use imported shapefile or mif data for mapping. I think it's not possible that nobody has created such a solution yet...