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MapPoint 2006: first impressions

I tried MapPoint 2006 hoping to see an improved interface to UDM data. Unfortunately it seems there is not a direct support to OLAP cubes and a dynamic navigation with territory dimension.

I wrote a proof-of-concept of a .NET WinForm application that embed MapPoint 2004 as an ActiveX component and use levels of a Territory Dimension to choose what level of detail the user want to display on the map. I had to write data to a temporary file just to import them in MapPoint, but in generale it was very few lines of code. I hoped a better integration would have showed up in MapPoint 2006, but apparently MapPoint is still not considered a first-class citizen as a BI client application.

Published Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:49 PM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)


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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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