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MapPoint does a good job of choosing which features and labels to display for a screen map displayed at a particular resolution and screen size. Unfortunately this does not convert well to printed images which can be much larger and with much higher resolutions. Print devices are capable of producing large format maps at a higher resolution. In other words, it should be possible to produce wide-areas maps with the detail of a zoomed-in map.

MapPoint cannot do this out of the box, but Mattys Consulting provide a service to create bitmaps, PDFs, and printed laminated maps from MapPoint maps. We have partnered with Mattys to provide this service. See our Printing Services page for more details and pricing. Images can be produced as PDFs, Bitmaps, MapCrunched Tiles, and Laminated Prints, in sizes ranging from 17×22″ to 108×44″ in size.

MapCrunched Tiles are created using Microsoft’s MapCruncher software to create a set of quad-tree tiles. These can then be efficiently used in an online map based on Bing Maps or Google Maps. A sample Mattys MapCruncher map using Bing Maps and MapPoint population change data for Texas can be found here

Here are some sample maps produced by Mattys Consulting. Click on each image for the full PDF image of the map.

Here is a full-sized map of lower Manhattan:

View of the full Manhattan Map (click for full PDF map)

View of the full Manhattan Map (click for full PDF map)

In reality this is fully detailed. Here is a small zoomed-in area near the Brooklyn Bridge:

Zoomed in area, showing detail (click for full PDF)

Zoomed in area, showing detail (click for full PDF)

 

Here is another sample, this time the area around Toronto:

Sample map of the Toronto area (click for full PDF)

Sample map of the Toronto area (click for full PDF

And here is a zoomed-in image of the area around Kitchener and Waterloo, showing the detail present on the entire map image:

Zoomed-in view, showing detail (click for full PDF)

Zoomed-in view, showing detail (click for full PDF)

See our Printing Services page for more details and pricing for these print services.

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