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Everything you need to get started with MapPoint on 2 CD-ROMs
Map driving routes, customer data, sales territories, and more!
Get up to speed on MapPoint no cartographic experience required! With MapPoint, you can convert eye-glazing columns of numbers into vivid color maps and make better business decisions. This friendly guide shows you how. MapPoint evangelist BJ Holtgrewe and Jill T. Freeze explain step by step how to build maps, import data from spreadsheets and databases, and even create custom MapPoint applications. all this on 2 bonus CD-ROMs Microsoft® MapPoint® Version 2002, 60-day Trial for North American Maps Examples, demographics data samples, and templates from the book Microsoft® Visual Basic® Sample Code for Microsoft® MapPoint®, Fall 2001 System requirements: PC running Windows 98/2000/Me/XP. See the About the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements
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“…MapPoint For Dummies is very good and only costs around £25!…”(Database Marketing, July 2003)
The #1 bestselling computer book series MapPoint, a business application from Microsoft, lets people create custom maps that incorporate detailed demographic information as well as data from Excel or other programs. This all-new guide shows how to map target markets, sales territories, and other data using MapPoint tools--and showcase the resulting maps in PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Web pages, and more.
This text contains information those new to Microsoft's innovative MapPoint software should require to handle simple plotting and mapping tasks. The text introduces readers to putting MapPoints in Office documents or on the Web so as to create maps and plans that tell their own business story.
MapPoint is a unique product designed to help business get a leg up on the competition by creating geographic analysis based on real demographic and statistical information. MapPoint For Dummies covers the essentials a new MapPoint user needs to know -- from how to handle simple mapping and plotting tasks to tying it into other Office tools and databases in order to analyze business trends and make informed decisions.
About the Author
BJ Holtgrewe has been on the Microsoft MapPoint team from the start. As technical evangelist, he introduces new and potential customers to the product.
Jill T. Freeze is the author of many computer books.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introducing MapPoint.
Chapter 1: Presenting Microsoft MapPoint.
Chapter 2: Exploring the MapPoint Universe.
PART II: Test Driving MapPoint.
Chapter 3: Interpreting a MapPoint Map.
Chapter 4: Locating Places on the Map.
Chapter 5: Basic Driver's Ed: Route Planning.
PART III: Presenting and Analyzing Information with MapPoint.
Chapter 6: Drawing with MapPoint.
Chapter 7: Working with MapPoint Output.
Chapter 8: Analyzing Data with MapPoint.
Chapter 9: Using the Data Mapping Wizard.
Chapter 10: Importing Data from SQL Server.
PART IV: Using MapPoint with Other Products.
Chapter 11: MapPoint and Office 2000/XP.
Chapter 12: Tracking Your Position with GPS.
Chapter 13: Taking MapPoint on the Road with Pocket Streets.
PART V: Programming MapPoint.
Chapter 14: Unleashing the Hidden Power of MapPoint.
Chapter 15: (COM) into My World!
Chapter 16: Embedding MapPoint into Your Application.
Chapter 17: More Embedding MapPoint into Your Application.
Chapter 18: MapPoint and the World of Geographic Information Systems.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Ways to Maximize Your MapPoint Experience.
Chapter 20: Ten Business Uses for MapPoint.
Appendix A: Installing MapPoint.
Appendix B: About the CDs.
End-User License Agreement.