MPSuperShape is a shape manipulation tool for Microsoft MapPoint. MPSuperShape can combine shapes, find overlaps, find boundaries, and import / export various files. MapPoint 2006, .NET Framework 2.0 (or later), and Windows XP or Vista required.
Version: 2.6MPSuperShape is a shape manipulation tool for Microsoft MapPoint.
License: Free To Try $75.00
Operating System: Windows
MPSuperShape can be used to combine multiple shapes into one large shape, find the intersections (overlaps) between shapes, find boundary shapes around groups of pushpins, simplify shapes, delete multiple shapes, change shape colors, import / export shape files, and to create web pages. Import shape options include ESRI Shape (SHP) files, MapInfo MIF files, Keyhole (KML), and GML.
MPSuperShape can also export to ESRI Shape (SHP) files; MapInfo MIF files; GML; KML; pushpins in shapes to Excel; and webpages that use Google Maps or Microsoft Bing Maps (Virtual Earth).
Shapefile SHP and MapInfo MIF import / export options support different projections and coordinate systems.
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;
Finding territory boundaries around groups of customer pushpins; Transferring shapes to / from other GIS systems; Create webpages from MapPoint shapes and pushpins.
MPSuperShape provides the following benefits: Combine multiple shapes; Find the intersection (overlap) between shapes; Find boundary shapes around a group of pushpins;
Simplify shape definitions for improved MapPoint efficiency; Import shapes from external (non-MapPoint) files; Export shapes to external (non-MapPoint) files;
Create webpages that use Bing Maps (Virtual Earth) or Google Maps to display MapPoint pushpins and / or shapes; Copy shapes between different MapPoint maps - reuse the same shapes on multiple maps. The import and export options support GML and KML.
GML is an XML-based open GIS format that is managed by the Open Geospatial Consortium. KML ('Keyhole Markup') is the XML language for Google Earth, but it is also supported by Google Maps and Microsoft Bing Maps.
Requirements: MapPoint 2006 (or later), .NET Framework 2.0 (or later), and Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 required.
Version 2.6: Import support for KML MultiGeometry & MID Shape Names; New option to export pushpins to Excel; Various bug fixes & efficiency improvements.
Version 2.4: Ability to export pushpins contained by shapes to Microsoft Excel. Pushpins from each shape are exported to their own worksheet. All data fields are exported for all pushpins. Bug fix: Trial license occasioanlly expired immediately.
Version 2.3: Ability to change the (unselected) colors and thicknesses of all selected shapes with one operation; Various bug fixes including better support for malformed KML files.
Version 2.2: Boundary function now works with shapes as well as pushpins; Boundary function also does a better job of taking the Earth's curvature into account; Bug fixes
Version 2.1: Ability to simplify shapes for improved MapPoint efficiency; Ability to delete all selected shapes; Better color settings; Support for shared edges in the union and intersection operations; Various bug fixes.
Version 1.7: Support for KML StyleMap; Closed/Open Shape Export Option; Support for Windows 7
Version 1.6: Boundary shape feature
Version 1.4: MapInfo MIF import bug fixes
Version 1.3: KML import/export; Improved export options; Can create Virtual Earth and Google Maps web pages.