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UI-Point32 is an add-on for UI-View32 that allows you to plot APRS stations on Microsoft MapPoint 2002 or MapPoint 2004 maps.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS - To use UI-Point32 you MUST have UI-View32 V1.66 or later, and you MUST have MapPoint 2002 or MapPoint 2004 installed on your PC. It will not work with MapPoint 2001.
The biggest problem with the slowness is how long it takes to add a pushpin to a MapPoint map. (Pushpins are used to display the APRS icons.) On the PC I use for development - an 800MHz Athlon with 512MB - I can add about 1,000 icons in one second to a map in UI-View32, I can add only about *seven* pushpins in a second to a MapPoint map, and it gets much slower the more you add.
Obviously, on a fast PC the slowness is less of a problem. I currently run UI-Point32 24/7 on a K6-2/450, and it is quite usable provided that I filter out internet traffic.
Changes in V1.22 - If you have both MapPoint North America and MapPoint Europe installed on your PC, there is a a set-up option to say which one you want it to look for first when the program starts. I have worked round a problem in Italian MapPoint that stopped UI-Point32 working. In countries where ',' is used as the decimal separator, the longitude/latitude of a saved map could change when it was reloaded.
PLEASE NOTE - UI-Point32 V1.22 was built referencing UI-View32 V1.84, so if you find it will not run, you probably need to upgrade your UI-View32.
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