MapPoint helps you turn large amounts of location-based information into maps that are practical and easy to understand. This tutorial steps you through the process of taking sample data, importing it into MapPoint, and displaying it on the map in a meaningful way.
For more information on using the features covered in this Tutorial as well as many other features in MapPoint, see Getting started.
Sample map and data files
There are many examples of MapPoint maps and sample data files that can be used to create MapPoint maps in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft MapPoint 2009\Samples\ folder. There are a variety of files available, including several MapPoint map files with territories that are based on typical marketing areas in the U.S. and Canada.
Note This is the default installation location of the sample files. If you installed MapPoint in a different location, use Search or Find in Windows Explorer to locate the Samples folder.
Imagine that you are a sales manager for a furniture company. You want to improve and grow your business. Use the following links to go through the Tutorial and see how MapPoint can help you.
Make your business information easy to work with in MapPoint.
Monitor your success in different locations.
Identify areas for potential growth.
Identify important clients and create a route for meeting with them.
Analyze where your distribution channels need adjustments.
Identify business trends in different areas.
View your salespeople's coverage areas.