Microsoft® MapPoint® Tools and Extensions
Microsoft MapPoint was a business mapping application produced by Microsoft to complement their Office products. This was discontinued in 2014, but most of our range of MapPoint tools and add-ins continue to be available. A number have also been ported to Caliper Maptitude.
In the past we have been hired to write a range of utilities, extensions, and macros for MapPoint. We are still available to port MapPoint customizations to other systems such as Maptitude.
Do you need to calculate large numbers of route distances, travel times, or route costs between many locations in Microsoft MapPoint? For example, you might need to calculate the costs to charge your customers by servicing them from particular specific. Or perhaps you need a distance table like that found in a road atlas?
If so, then MPMileCharter can solve your problems. MPMileCharter is designed to batch-calculate mileage tables and charts in Microsoft MapPoint. Output can be in the form of distances, travel times, and/or cost estimates. All of Microsoft MapPoint's routing options are supported, including automated rest stops and overnight stays. MPMileCharter can also report only the closest destinations, or those that are within a specific distance or travel time. The resulting tables can be written to a Microsoft Excel workbook, or a text file.
See the MPMileCharter pages for further details and a free trial download.
MPCluster is a cluster analysis tool for Microsoft MapPoint. MPCluster finds clusters (groups) in MapPoint datasets. MPCluster supports most dataset types, but is typically used with pushpin sets or shaded area datasets. Cluster sizes can be determined in a number of ways including minimum/maximum number of component data points, and maximum cluster radius. The results can be drawn as map annotation or written out to Microsoft Excel. MPCluster also provides a number of options to manage existing cluster annotation.
See the MPCluster pages for further details and to download a free trial.
Note: MPCluster has a minimum requirement of Microsoft .NET 4.0, and Microsoft MapPoint 2006.
MPExporter exports accessible data from your Microsoft MapPoint map to KML (for map annotation), SVG (for a drawing application), or an interactive web map. MPExporter can export datasets, pushpins, routes, and shapes. It can also export some shaded area datasets as a collection of shapes.
See the MPExporter pages for further details and to download a free trial.
Note: MPExporter has a minimum requirement of Microsoft .NET 4.0, and Microsoft MapPoint 2006.
MPMileage is a batch mileage computation tool for Microsoft MapPoint. Unlike MileCharter, MPMileage works as a standalone program that reads point-to-point routes from a database. Results are written to the same database. Supported databases include Microsoft Access, ODBC connections, and Microsoft Excel.
MPMileage supports all of MapPoint's routing options. Start and end locations can be specified using pushpins, street addresses, or geographic coordinates. It can also take advantage of modern multi-core PCs for greatly improved processing speeds.
See the MPMileage pages for further details and to download a free trial.
Note: MPMileage has a minimum requirement of Microsoft .NET 4.0, and Microsoft MapPoint 2006.
MPSuperShape is a shape manipulation tool for Microsoft MapPoint 2006 (and later). It allows you to combine shapes, find overlaps between shapes, and to import / export shapes using a number of different formats. Possible applications include:
- Combining drive-time areas to find the total area covered by existing depots.
- Finding territory overlaps.
- Finding areas which meet multiple characteristics.
- Creating boundary shapes around groups of pushpins and/or shapes.
- Simplify shapes for improved MapPoint efficiency.
- Create Google Maps or Microsoft Bing Maps (Virtual Earth) web pages.
- Transfering shapes to/from other GIS systems including ESRI and MapInfo.
See the MPSuperShape pages for further details and to download a free trial.
Note: MPSuperShape has a minimum requirement of MapPoint 2006 and .NET 4.0.
Do you have problems importing or exporting route waypoints whilst maintaining their order? MPRouteWriter solves these problems by exporting waypoints to Excel in route order. Waypoints are cross-referenced with pushpins, allowing all pushpin data fields to be exported.
MPRouteWriter includes 'MPRouteReader'. This is a new add-in that does the opposite. Ie. you can create a route from pushpins in a pre-determined order. This order is specified using a pushpin data field.
See the MPRouteWriter pages for further details and to download a free trial.