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Overview of MPExporter Operations

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MPExporter exports virtually all of the available data from a MapPoint map file to an external data format. MPExporter supports five classes of file format:


Geographic annotation data, e.g. KML

Geographic datasets and annotation, e.g. Maptitude Maps

Interactive web pages/fragments, e.g. Bing Maps and Google Maps

Non-geographic graphical markup data, e.g. SVG

Dataset tables, e.g. Microsoft Excel Workbooks


Start MPExporter by selecting MPExporter: Export from MapPoint's Tools menu. This will display the main MPExporter panel, which looks like this:




First start by selecting the required output file type in the File Type box. Next, select the file and path for the output file in the Output File box.


Set any other properties that you might want to set, and press the Export button to start the export process. MPExporter will then display the progress form:




This indicates the current export progress, with the option to stop (cancel) processing. The top progress bar indicates progress for the entire project. This will move forward as the shapes, route, or each dataset is exported. The lower progress bar indicates the progress within each of these items. For example, it will move forward as each individual shape is exported, or each pushpin within a pushpin set is exported.


Each pushpin or data point market requires an external PNG pushpin image. MPExporter can either reference an online storage area, or they can be copied to a local sub-directory (.\pushpins). Set the Use Online Pushpin Images check box if you wish to use the online storage. Note that the online storage is owned and operated by Winwaed Software Technology LLC. Although we intend to keep the pushpin images online for the foreseeable future, we cannot guarantee that it will always be available indefinitely. The online storage also requires Internet access in order to use it.


Most of the supported data formats support shape opacity (aka 'Alpha'). This can be used to make shapes partially transparent. Set the opacity using the Alpha (% Opacity) slider in the Shapes box.


The Shapes box also contains the All freeform shapes are dropdown box. MapPoint shapes have a bug that means add-ins cannot determine if freeform shapes are open (polylines) or closed (polygons). Set the All freeform shapes are box to Open (lines) or Closed (polygons) according to which you would like MPExporter to assume.


Dataset export options are described in more detail on the Datasets page.


The Coordinate System options and Line Thickness are only used by the SVG export option.